Author: Catherine Clark
Publication Date: December 13, 2005
New Year's Resolutions
by Kirsten (with help from Crystal, Jones, and Emma)
1. Survive the month at my sister's house. Survive my 3-yr-old nephew and crazy sister.
2. Learn to ice skate better. Or not fall down. Or just get a cuter skating outfit.
3. Find hockey-playing, winter-loving hottie. and invite him to the weekend cabin trip (aka "groundhog getaway") with everyone.
Oh, sure. No problem.
As a fan of anything skating related, I was excited when I first saw Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark This book is short and sweet, and the main character is relatable. There is a love triangle in the story, but I still ultimately enjoyed it.
After her sister breaks her leg, Kirsten moves in to help out. At the same time, she is looking for a date for an upcoming weekend getaway, and she is determined not to stay single at the end of her visit. I really enjoyed the skating and hockey aspects, since they provide such a nice winter aesthetic. The themes of both family and friendship are also enjoyable, and I especially enjoyed reading about Kirsten’s little nephew. Conor is also the sweetest. I will say, the book does have a major love triangle, but I still found the story interesting.
Kirsten is a pretty likeable main character. She is supportive of her sister, and I liked how she is so willing to help out. As well, she is relatable, and she has just the right amount of awkwardness. The one thing I will say is that I didn’t love the back and forth between the two brothers, but overall, I still found Kirsten entertaining.
Icing on the Lake is a fun and wintry read. I loved the theme of family and the realistic main character. However, if you are not a fan of love triangles, I would give this one a pass.