Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark

Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark

Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark is perfect for fans of books about skating. 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.

Icing on the Lake by Catherine ClarkTitle: Icing on the Lake
Author: Catherine Clark
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: December 13, 2005
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Review: Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark

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.

❀ Likeable Main Character

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.

❀ Fun and Wintry

Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark is a fun and wintry book. 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.

About Catherine Clark

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I love reading books for children, young adults, new adults and all the old people after that.

I love writing for pretty much the same audiences.

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Olivia ❀ Canadian YA book blogger, Starbucks lover, & professional bibliophile.

15 thoughts on “Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark

  1. anovelglimpse says:

    You’re reading a lot of fun wintry reads lately. This one again sounds cute and fluffy. That’s exactly what I like in a holiday story. I need to read more of them. I have a couple to get to. Hopefully I can read them before January so I’m still in the mood.

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