Saturday, January 28, 2023

Review: Hideaway as Silver Lake by Jennifer Greene

About the Book



Avon Books

Release Date
January 31, 2023

Synopsis from Goodreads:

If you love Jill Shalvis and Lori Wilde, then you won't want to miss this new novel--and start of a new series, The Snowflake Sisters--by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Greene, who returns with a poignantly emotional story about the joys--and frustrations--of family, sisters, and self-discovery.

They say there's no place like home for the holidays...but Poppy McGuire is done with all that! Her sisters are suffocating, and her father hasn't done anything for himself in years. What she needs is a change--of pace, of heart, of attitude. ...and so she flees to an isolated Wisconsin cabin, determined to get through to a Happy Solo New Year's.

At first, Poppy's blissful solitude is only interrupted by a few welcome distractions in the form of her hunky, flannel-clad neighbor and his loveable--rather large--dog Bubbles. The weight of responsibilities falls off her shoulders, reigniting a joy in life she'd thought was long gone.

And then her sisters track her down--barging in unannounced with their problems and panics and overwhelming need to get Poppy to solve things. But a new year means new's time for all these sisters to grow up before their family falls apart.

Hideaway at Silver Lake is Jennifer Greene at her best--characters you can't help but love, a setting you can't help but pine for, and the happily ever after we all aspire to find. This novel is a like a warm cup of cocoa, perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber and Jenny Colgan.

My Review

Poppy McGuire has had enough.  She’s always been the one to take care of her two sisters and their father.  She now needs some alone time and she has found the perfect way to get it.  She takes a very rare vacation from her job at Christmas time.  She desperately wants to break with tradition and celebrate Christmas and New Year’s on her own.  She rents a secluded cabin in Wisconsin and settles in for a blissful holiday season.

Of course it’s anything but blissful when her closest neighbor comes around with his huge friendly dog, Bubbles.  Sam Cooper is the neighbor and Poppy is more than happy with the handsome distraction.  Then, her family finds her and they intrude on her relaxation time.

This book is a delightful escape into Poppy’s world.  I found all the characters very likeable, even though there were times I wanted to shake her sisters.  LOL The author gave us a charismatic hero and strong, independent heroine.  I thought the characters were quite realistic and easy to relate to.  Like Poppy, I've found myself wanting to leave everything behind and go on a getaway alone.  

The setting is perfect, especially at this time of year.    I felt as if I was transported to Wisconsin for a few days while reading this one.

There’s family drama as well as a classic romance.  I, also, don’t want to forget Bubbles - the boisterous, happy dog.  All of these things are rolled into a cozy, heartwarming romance.  I had to rate this one 5 kitties - it just left me with those warm, fuzzies feelings.

I hope there will be more books about Poppy’s sisters.  I just know they have their own stories to tell. 

For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2023
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2023 (Wisconsin)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I always enjoy Jill Shalvis' books so the comparison definitely caught my attention. The dog Bubbles sells this one even more and I love the sound of it!


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