Review: A Week At The Lake by Wendy Wax

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax

Berkley an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2015

My Review (5 Stars:Loved it!)

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax has a soap opera-ish quality about it with humor included.  I enjoyed the three main characters, Mackenzie, Serena and Emma.

They met as young adults in NYC pursuing their dreams.  They formed a close bond.  Mackenzie was in college for fashion design.  Serena moved from Charleston to pursue acting.  Emma, who divorced her famous parents who were actors, conceals her identity, and pursues her own acting career.

As the years go on, the girls go their separate ways, but reunite each year for a week at Emma’s Lake George cottage in upstate New York.  About five years ago, Emma stopped inviting them.  So when she asks them to join her again, they have questions and want answers.

Emma intends to reveal the secret she’s been keeping, explaining the sudden stop in the lakeside reunions.  However, it does not come easy and the strain on their close relationship and love for one another becomes too difficult to bear.

This is a touching story about how each women, in their own way, comes to terms with their past and their insecurities.  It is about friendship and forgiveness.

I’d like to thank Wendy Wax and The Berkley Publishing Group for sending me this novel, free of charge, for review.

First Chapter


During her formative years in the booming metropolis of Noblesville, Indiana, Mackenzie Hayes never once heard the term “love at first sight.”  As a member of an extended family that prided itself on practicality, she had no doubt that if such a fanciful form of affection ever present itself, she would be expected to stamp it out.”

What Others Are Saying

A Week at the Lake is a perfect summer read – or one to make you feel like it’s summer!” – Mary @ Bookfan

“This is the perfect book to add to your summer reading list.” – Lisa @ Southern Girl Reads

About The Author

Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of ten novels.  The mother of two college-age sons, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband, and is doing her best to adjust to the quiet of her recently emptied nest.

Visit her online at and on Facebook at and follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Wax.

Books by Wendy Wax

A Week At The Lake

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

Magnolia Wednesdays

The Accidental Bestseller

Single Suburbia

Hostile Makeover

Leave it To Cleavage

7 Days and 7 Nights

Ten Beach Road Titles by Wendy Wax

Ten Beach Road

Ocean Beach

Christmas At The Beach (novella)

The House On Mermaid Point

Disclosure of Material Connection: 

I received this book free from the publisher, Berkley an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. I loved this one, too; it was great to just immerse myself in it and enjoy the settings, as well as the characters, even when they were annoying. Thanks for sharing.


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