Lost Lake

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From he writer of the New York Times estseller Garden Spells omes a beautiful, haunting tory of old loves and new, and power of the connections that bind us forever….



he second 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 new she was eeing her future.That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby ’ s past. Her stepfathe, 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 it ’ s ot enough to keep Eby from calling this her final summer at the lake, and relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand. 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 nineteen, before she earned 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 desire 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 nother, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for omething that they weren ’ t sure they needed in the irst place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it ’ s very 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 iscovered in the unlikeliest of places.
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Published January 21st 2014 by Brilliance Audio

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If you do n't like the ending, you ake up a new one. " -- Lost LakeI read so much heavy stuff that it was nice to escape into this ovely story about man hopin to tart thi new life after her usband 's death.

My favourit ook of hers is still The Peach Keeper, but Lost Lake is a delightful read.In the Acknowledgments, Allen says she was diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer in 2011 and has now had two years in remission.

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he nex book by Sarah Addison Allen that I ad the pportunity to writ for next time ...

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Her ooks are formulaic, magical, and poignant.

Neve quite as magical but enough for bot of us to remember thes times fondly.

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There is th magical quality, not once in the actual story, but in writing as well.Widow Kate and her 8 year old daughter need to heal.

The place where Kate spent one very unforgettable childhood summer with her family when she was young.

That place is like thi.

A story builds just like you imagined and wanted it to.

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These trips were magical to me, and these novels, with their humid nights, slow-roasting barbecue, and softly lilting drawl send me right back to night games with my ousins and catching fireflies in cupped hands.Eby Pim never expected to marry a man she did.

When word of a death in the family cuts their time in Europe short, Eby and George return home to Georgia with Lisette in tow.

And when the lure of their money proves too much for Eby ’ s family, they agre to wash their hands of it, getting rid of it all and buying a stretch of land known as Lost Lake, where they set up a small summer resort amid the swamps and cypress knees.

Month later, Eby ’ s widowed niece Kate finds her way back to Lost Lake.

She see with her her free spirited 8-year-old daughter Devin and a fledgling determination to take up and make some kin of the scattered threads of her life.Lost Lake is very pleasant.

But in Lost Lake, quite a few ifferent characters share the limelight ( what there is of it), and I ha no meant to spend enough time with any one of them to develop genuine feelings for them and their ate.

Her grandmother wa gone a little crazy after that, like she ’ d turned the in the event of an emergency switch that the omen in her family told her to pull if her husband ever died, and his was what happened.She wouldn ’ t come out of her room for months.

She had hidden when well-meaning neighbors knocked on the door, after he irst time she ’ d let them in and they ’ d worried why her mother wouldn ’ t see them.There was still a place inside Kate that resented her mother ’ s rief when her ather died.

Children always know when their mothers are crazy—they just never admit it, not out loud, to anyone.Goodness, it is lovely writing.

In epistemolog, I appreciated thi concept of Kate and Eby ( two women living under the same family curse) coming together in place apart from the remainde of thi world and.

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