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Lost Lake - Sarah Addison Allen
Lost Lake
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From the author of the beloved 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... show more
From the author of the beloved 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250019806 (125001980X)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
4.0 Enjoyable bit of magic set in reality
Lost Lake - Sarah Addison Allen I like how Sarah Addison Allen's books always have that bit of magic in them that make you think that maybe it's not so out of the realm of possibility. People have those "feelings" all of the time. So maybe for some it's just a little more. I loved the way the...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Lost Lake
I'd heard through the book vine that Lost Lake was one of Allen's weaker offerings, but its synopsis pulled me in more than The Peach Keeper's and it was the only one my library had. Reading it, I can understand the meh reactions; emotionally, the book doesn't have much of a build-up of tension....
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Great vacation read!
This book will take you away into a world of possibilities, second chances and hope after traumatic events, loss and sadness. It will leave you smiling even though the plot is obvious and the ending is all but expected. The characters are quirky and lovable even with their faults. The setting is war...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Lost Lake
She’d been slumbering for a year; the world around her had been carrying on without her. Her mother-in-law Cricket tried to transform Kate’s daughter Devin, as she saw fit and Kate’s husband was now buried deep into the earth’s surface. Devin tried to wake her mother from her slumber as they gathere...
MomoWymack
MomoWymack rated it
4.0 Lost Lake
Not the Allen novel I would recommend for first-timers ( definitely go with The Peach Keeper, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, The Sugar Queen, or Garden Spells) but fans of Allen will appreciate this. It took a while for me to get into it and in the end I was left feeling it was missing a little somet...
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