A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax

a week at the lake

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

A Week at the Lake

Summary from Goodreads:

Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart.

It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection.

But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Wendy Wax is the type of author that I seek out- the stories entertain me so with their tales of friendship and family- even some humor thrown into them. I was pretty excited to see A WEEK AT THE LAKE in my mailbox.

The Good:

The cover- made me think of long nights, enjoying quiet time with the friends.

Serena- she interjected some much needed humor in all the dealings.

The plot- pretty good, not super-original, but intriguing enough to keep me turning pages.


The Bad-ish:

The reason for the return to the lake. It was not too hard to guess the why, although I can’t say I guessed it immediately. However, it did not keep me from reading and in the end it didn’t really bother me that I had guessed.

Adam- gosh, I couldn’t stand him. So self-involved. Such a man-child.

Mackenzie- she had the makings of a character that could be such a great one. But, her insecurity overshadowed so much of what could have elevated her from a good to a great character.


My take: A WEEK AT THE LAKE has the makings of an enjoyable beach read. There is humor, secrets, a bit of drama, a questioning of what do certain characters want out of life. For me, it was enjoyable- I don’t regret reading the book. Was it the “OMG YOU MUST READ” type book? No, and that’s ok. It was the companion for a few days at the pool and paired nicely with a large glass of lemonade. Some will find it lacking- especially if they do not like to guess the secret ahead of time. If you are looking for a book that is light and with some fluffy scenes to read during the hot days of summer- this might be what you want to read next.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T by Berkley for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. 


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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8 thoughts on “A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax

    • I think it’s perfect for the beach! Thanks so much. I think I shouldn’t have read this and THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP by Emily Liebert so close together- there was a lot of overlap in their themes!

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