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Wednsday Weekly

Lost Lake

By Sarah Addison Allen


This is a new book that was published on January 21, 2014.  I obtained this book as an Ebook from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book was published by St. Martin’s Press. You may have heard of Sarah’s books before. She wrote The Sugar Queen, Garden Spells, The Girl Who Chased the Moon and The Peach Keeper. These were all great books in my opinion!! This book did not disappoint!! If you enjoy Sarah’s writing and style you will love this one also!



From the author of New York Times bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever…

The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future.

That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband George is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that’s left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.

It’s a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.

Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she’s all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer… and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.

One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren’t sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it’s too late?

At once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places (book description from NetGalley).

I enjoyed this book. I am a fan of Sarah Addison Allens’s books. Lost Lake is a sort of mythical, magical place that is brought back to life. The characters in this book undergo a transformation, some find love, some find themselves. I liked the characters in this one, they all had plenty of personality. I also like the glimpse she gives us of southern living.This book is mainly a mother daughter story, but it contains a little romance also. Kate and her daughter Devin are the main characters, but I found Wes’s story to be an interesting one. His part of the story tells us the story of his love for his brother and of his dealing with his tragic loss. This novel also had a happy ending!! You have to love a book with a happy ending!! I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.





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