Lost Lake

Lost Lake

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 demand

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  1. 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A STIRRING STORY THAT WILL LINGER ON!, January 21, 2014
    By 
    Khamneithang Vaiphei “A good life is a collec… (Hilltown | India) –
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    This review is from: Lost Lake (Hardcover)
    `Sometimes, all you need is something to believe in.’

    Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen is a beautiful journey where everything has the potential to come true, where life is the stuff dreams are made of, where you can find the secret longings of the heart, and where you can pull the heartstrings of life according to your sweet will. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. This poignant story is about second chances, of overpowering tragic situations and seemingly overwhelming difficulties, of faith, and finding hope and redemption.

    Lost Lake in Suley, Georgia, is a place which holds fond memories for newly-widowed Kate, who has been literally sleepwalking since the death of her husband. It is the place where she had spent one unforgettable summer when she was just 12, and where she almost had her first kiss. When she and her 8 year old daughter Devin need to heal, and find some peace and solitude, she decides it is the place to go.

    It is also the story of Kate’s aunt Eby who married George, a very wealthy person though Eby didn’t care much about that. When returned home, Eby’s family kept pestering them which forced Eby and George to buy the resort Lost Lake just to get rid of their money. When Kate and Devin find an old postcard Eby sent to Kate years ago they decide to go visit Lost Lake. The story is peopled by wonderful and memorable characters like Lisette, Selma, and Bulahdeen who are superbly interwoven into the story without distracting the main plot.

    Lost Lake is a stirring story that has the feel to linger on. You can’t afford to miss it for anything in the world if you want a book that will leave a smile on your face when the last page is closed.

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  2. 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FOUR TIMES A CHARM …., January 21, 2014
    By 
    Robert Steven Thomas (author, researcher, retired executive) –
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    This review is from: Lost Lake (Kindle Edition)
    Following on the heels of three successive NYT bestsellers, this, the author’s most current novel is in my opinion her best book yet. A perfect blend of nostalgia, unfortunate incidents and regret from failings and losses in the past is majestically counterbalanced with new insight, wisdom and a positive inspiration for the protagonist’s future. There are life-lessons here we can all relate, come to learn and grow from. For those of you who have spent any time in the more remote areas of Southern Georgia the geography and life style are brilliantly captured. This book should be very successful with a broad appeal to a wide range of readers.

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  3. 11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderfully rendered characters that do pretty much what you expect them to do, January 21, 2014
    By 
    Rob M. Slaven (Zionsville, IN) –
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    This review is from: Lost Lake (Hardcover)
    As usual I received this book through the kindness of someone’s giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Pursuant to that, my candid opinions follow.

    On the positive side, the author has a delightful sense of place and character. The images she constructs of the “Lost Lake” are idyllic and serene and the sorts of places we’d all like to end up in our old age. She also has a brilliant touch with characters as you find yourself loving her nice characters right away and stirring up a good bit of visceral annoyance at her bad ones. I despised Cricket and Lazlo practically from the first utterance of their names.

    To the negative side, despite all her carefully constructed place and person the story is terribly cliche. Within the first 20% or so of the book it’s clear exactly what’s going to happen and there’s not even an iota of drama or doubt about the whole thing. It’s rather frustrating as a reader given just how well the characters are put together. Also, the book has this tenuous thread of the supernatural that runs through it which rather breaks continuity. Everything seems realistic enough until there’s a blip that doesn’t quite fit. Generally speaking I’m OK with the supernatural but the thread of it in this case seemed just a bit too brittle.

    In summary, I liked the book but it had its clear disappointments. I’d hoped for something a little less story-book. It certainly doesn’t call for car chases and explosions but at least one unexpected twist would have been helpful. It’s a good book for a long Saturday afternoon when it’s too wet or too cold to be doing anything else more amusing.

    PS: This is a negative review. The voting button at the bottom asks whether this review was HELPFUL not whether you agree with it or whether it makes you want to buy the book. If this review contains information you might have cared about before buying the book then please vote Yes. If you decide to vote no please leave me a comment indicating what you would want to know.

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