From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a novel about heartbroken people finding hope at a magical place in Georgia called Lost Lake.
Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it’s the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn’t believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake’s owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake’s magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life? Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lost Lake is another emotional and family-driven read from author Sarah Addison Allen. When I first began reading this book, I didn’t really make an immediate connection. There were quite a few characters introduced early on in the story and I had trouble following who they were and what part they played in the story, but after a few chapters, I settled in to the book and began to see how everything worked.
One of the things that makes me return to read this author again is her ability to build strong bonds between her characters. You know when you read one of Sarah’s books that you will get a comprehensive picture of the main character’s life and their experiences. The friendships and family relationship she builds are so real and so physical that you can easily relate to them. I often thought during this “I’ve felt that way before,” or, “I know how that is.”
This book has lots of good humour and excellent quotes in it. The story kept pace well and by the end, I knew this was a book that I would buy in paper format to add to my collection of treasured books.
If you are looking for something wonderful to read, you can’t go wrong with Lost Lake.
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