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Susan Wiggs

Autor/a de The Lost and Found Bookshop

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Sobre l'autor

After graduating from Harvard University, Susan Wiggs became a math teacher. While working, she started writing her first novel which was published in 1987. She has written numerous romance novels since then including Home Before Dark, A Summer Affair, The Charm School and Candlelight Christmas. mostra'n més She has won three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress. She has written a number of notable series, including; Lakeshore Chronicles and Bella Vista Chronicles. Susan's title, Family Tree, is a New York Times, USA Today, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Publisher Weekly bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Susan Wiggs

The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020) 984 exemplars
Summer at Willow Lake (2006) 895 exemplars
Just Breathe (2008) 710 exemplars
The Winter Lodge (2007) 690 exemplars
Table for Five (2005) 630 exemplars
The Apple Orchard (2013) 605 exemplars
Snowfall at Willow Lake (2008) 594 exemplars
Summer by the Sea (2004) 584 exemplars
The Charm School (1999) 584 exemplars
Dockside (2007) 563 exemplars
Lakeside Cottage (2005) 549 exemplars
Fireside (2009) 532 exemplars
The Oysterville Sewing Circle (2019) 494 exemplars
The Summer Hideaway (2010) 460 exemplars
Lakeshore Christmas (2009) 456 exemplars
The Ocean Between Us (2004) 427 exemplars
Family Tree (2016) 413 exemplars
The Beekeeper's Ball (2014) 410 exemplars
Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2011) 374 exemplars
The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999) 365 exemplars
Home Before Dark (2003) 362 exemplars
Return to Willow Lake (2012) 343 exemplars
The Firebrand (2001) 338 exemplars
The Hostage (2004) 328 exemplars
Map of the Heart (2017) 319 exemplars
The You I Never Knew (2001) 305 exemplars
The Mistress (2010) 304 exemplars
Passing Through Paradise (2002) 292 exemplars
The Goodbye Quilt (2011) 283 exemplars
At the King's Command (1994) 270 exemplars
Halfway to Heaven (2001) 263 exemplars
Between You and Me (2018) 253 exemplars
Candlelight Christmas (2013) 241 exemplars
The Lightkeeper (2003) 241 exemplars
Starlight on Willow Lake (2015) 228 exemplars
Enchanted Afternoon (2002) 224 exemplars
The Maiden's Hand (1995) 223 exemplars
A Summer Affair (2003) 210 exemplars
At the Queen's Summons (1996) 207 exemplars
The Drifter (1998) 195 exemplars
Texas Wildflower (1987) 175 exemplars
Sugar and Salt (2022) 159 exemplars
Irish Magic (1995) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
Irish Magic II (1997) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Lord of the Night (2002) 123 exemplars
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
The Mistress of Normandy (1991) 114 exemplars
Miranda (1996) 75 exemplars
The Maiden of Ireland (2014) 70 exemplars
Welcome to Beach Town: A Novel (2023) 68 exemplars
The Raven and the Rose (1994) 58 exemplars
More Than Words: Stories of Courage (2008 Publication, 3-in-1) (2008) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Story of Us (2010) 56 exemplars
The Mist and the Magic (1993) 51 exemplars
Merry Christmas, Baby! (Anthology 3-in-1) (1716) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Briar Rose (1994) 33 exemplars
Kingdom of Gold (1994) 30 exemplars
October Wind (1991) 29 exemplars
Winds of Glory (1988) 23 exemplars
Snowfall in the City (2019) 23 exemplars
The Calhoun Chronicles Bundle (2007) 19 exemplars
The St. James Affair (2014) 18 exemplars
Jewel of the Sea (1993) 17 exemplars
The Borrowed Bride (2010) 16 exemplars
More Than Words, Volume 3 (2006) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Embrace the Day (1988) 16 exemplars
This Time ... Marriage (1996) 16 exemplars
Moonshadow (1989) 15 exemplars
Island Time (1998) 12 exemplars
Cinderfella [and] Lady of the Night (2002) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Key Ingredient (2016) 11 exemplars
Home for Christmas [2007, Anthology] (2007) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
A Fairytale Christmas (2014) 5 exemplars
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009 (Anthology 5-in-1) (2009) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Snowstorm Heat Bundle (3-in-1) (2008) 3 exemplars
Home for Christmas [2009, Anthology] (2009) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Het mooiste verhaal 1 exemplars
Ster voor een nacht 1 exemplars
Zomer op het eiland 1 exemplars
Land van honing 1 exemplars
Le chemin du coeur 1 exemplars
Cinderfella | Grady's Kids | It Takes a Miracle | Silver Bells (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Sommer der Herzen (2013) 1 exemplars
A Summer Place 1 exemplars
Fallen Angel 1 exemplars
Sugar Salt (2023) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

That Summer Place (Old Things / Private Paradise / Island Time) (1998) — Col·laborador — 390 exemplars
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America (1997) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
A Sweet Life: Box Set (2014) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Because I Love Her (2009) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
RDSELP v221 Collared | Between You & Me (2020) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Cinderfella [Manga] (2015) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2018 v07 #361 (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Wiggs, Susan
Altres noms
Childress, Susan Marie
Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Pacific Northwest, USA
Harvard University (M.Ed)
Wiggs, Jay (husband)
Wiggs, Elizabeth (daughter)
Romance Writers of America
Authors Guild
Field's End
Novelists Inc.
Bainbridge Island Land Trust
West Sound Wildlife Shelter (mostra-les totes 8)
Purple Amoeba
Meg Ruley
Peggy Gordijn
Reka Rubin
Biografia breu
Using blunt scissors, pages from a Big Chief tablet, a borrowed stapler and a Number Two pencil, Susan Wiggs self-published her first novel at the age of eight. A Book About Some Bad Kids [I still have this-CL] was based on the true-life adventures of Susan and her siblings, and the first printing of one copy was a complete sell-out.

Due to her brother's extreme reaction to that first prodigious effort, Susan went underground with her craft, entertaining her friends and offending her siblings with anonymously-written stories of virtuous sisters and the brothers who torment them. The first romance she ever read was Shanna by the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss, which she devoured while slumped behind a college vector analysis textbook. Armed with degrees from SFA and Harvard, and toting a crate of "keeper" books by Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rodgers, Jennifer Blake, Bertrice Small and anything with the words "flaming" and "ecstasy" in the title, she became a math teacher, just to prove to the world that she did have a left brain.

Late one night, she finished the book she was reading and was confronted with a reader's worst nightmare—She was wide awake, and there wasn't a thing in the house she wanted to read. Figuring this was the universe's way of taking away her excuses, she picked up a Big Chief tablet and a Number Two pencil, and began writing her novel with the working title, A Book About Some Bad Adults. Actually, that was a bad book about some adults, but Susan persevered, learning her craft the way skydiving is learned—by taking a blind leap and hoping the chute will open.

Her first book was published (without the use of blunt scissors and a stapler) by Zebra in 1987, and since then she has been published by Avon, Tor, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Warner and Mira Books. Unable to completely abandon her beloved teaching profession, Susan is a frequent workshop leader and speaker at writers' conferences, including the literary institution Fields End and the legendary Maui Writers Conference. Her novel The Charm School was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. Her books appear regularly on numerous "Best Of" lists.

Susan enjoys many hobbies, including sitting in the hot tub while talking to her mother on the phone, kickboxing, cleaning the can opener, sculpting with butter and growing her hair. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her family.




The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Susan Wiggs is a 2023 William Morrow publication.

Brenda is not a ‘Christmas’ person. Too many bad memories attached – not to mention the recent Christmas eve discovery of her husband’s infidelity-which makes her even more determined to escape the holiday this year- which is how she finds herself traveling thousands of miles from Houston to New York to deliver a slew of dogs to their forever homes. But a series of events leaves Brenda stranded, sorely testing her ability to avoid Christmas...

Well, who can pass up a tail wagging Christmas tale? That cover is just too precious to pass up. This is a lovely romantic story with plenty of holiday cheer. There’s a nice balance between the romantic elements and the heartwarming holiday magic- nothing too sweet or too heavy.

The story is not entirely ‘clean’- the intimacy is closed-door-and though the language is infrequent- and pretty mild- there should be a ‘no-cursing’ clause in all holiday- themed novels- it just doesn’t feel right to me.

But besides that one complaint- I enjoyed this story. It was fun, whimsical, and super romantic… and of course… there were dogs!! Enough said!

4 stars
… (més)
gpangel | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |
Meh. The story started out really, really slow and only became marginally interesting after the crash but this was bland, trite and repetitive. So repetitive! And the "big reveal" as to why the MC detests Christmas... Meh.

The romance didn't feel genuine and I didn't warm up to any of the cardboard characters. Just the dogs! This read like a "paint by the numbers romance". Corny and bland. I'm just glad that it was a short read.
Manhattanite | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
So what does it take to turn someone who is a Christmas Scrooge who hates winter into a snow bunny who embraces the Christmas season? Placing twelve dogs into forever homes with the help of a hunky guy volunteering to help however he can is a very good start. Brenda has good reasons to dislike the Christmas season, but her love for dogs trumps that emotion when she is pressed into service to head two thousand miles north to deliver shelter dogs to new homes. Helping drive the van, she and her co-driver are involved in a deer encounter on icy roads in a snowstorm that leaves the van damaged and her friend injured. Brenda and her new helper now must make the delivery rounds, spending a lot of time together, not that either of them minds the new arrangement. This cute story is a Christmas season winner. You can’t go wrong when Christmas and dogs are combined with the talented writing author Susan Wiggs.… (més)
Maydacat | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 30, 2023 |
When I saw Susan Wiggs had a new holiday themed book coming this year, The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, I didn’t hesitate at the chance to read an early copy. My super-fan status of Wiggs books is well known around here a while, and this delivers all the warmhearted winter goodness with the added bonus of puppy love! This is set in the Lakeshore Chronicles universe but reads very well as a stand alone book.

Brenda Malloy spent the last year putting her life back together and wants nothing to do with Christmas ever again. Few would blame her after the memory of a devastating Christmas Eve finding out her husband was having an affair. This year she’s helping drive rescue dogs from Houston to their new FUR-Ever family’s in New York just in time for Christmas. Brenda wasn’t counting on snowstorm, an escaped dog on the run, and a very handsome paramedic named Adam Bellemy complicating her trip. When Adam offers to help deliver the dogs Brenda accepts the much needed help.

I recommend fans of holiday romance, The Lakeshore Chronicles and Bella Vista Series, and those that adore small town stories that feature rescue dogs. Please be sure to read the author’s note where Susan Wiggs talks about the ASPCS and Safe Pet Transport. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be going to support PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, Wiggs local animal rescue organization.

Thank you to William Morrow Books for the early review copy via Netgalley.
… (més)
FlowerchildReads | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2023 |



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