Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen ~ My Thoughts


Lost Lake

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Series: Lost Lake #1 
Paperback, 352 pageg
Published May 30th 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks 

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 not quite 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 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?

My thoughts about Lost Lake ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"The wet night air bounced against the electric streetlamps, giving off tiny sparks like flint. Almost tripping again, Eby Pim laughed and looped her arm through George's."

I have loved every Sarah Addison Allen book I have ever read. And Lost Lake can be added to that list as well.

Lost Lake is filled with wonderful characters who all love that lake and are drawn to it for their various reasons. Returning to Lost Lake is coming home for most of those people. They experience a feeling of acceptance, happiness, and love when they set foot on the grounds.

And like most of SAA's book, this one has her touch of magic intertwined in the story which makes reading it such a great escape.

I received a copy of Lost Lake from Goodreads in exchange for my honest opinion.

Waking Kate (Lost Lake 0.5) 
 is FREE on Amazon, 
to get you started on this great series! 

Waking Kate (Lost Lake, #0.5)


About the author

Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen is the New York Times Bestselling author of Garden Spells (2007) The Sugar Queen (2008) The Girl Who Chased the Moon (2010) The Peach Keeper (2011) and Lost Lake (2014). Her new novel First Frost is now on sale. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.

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  1. I too am a huge fan of Sarah Addison Allen and have read all of her books.
    THIS was my personal favorite!
    Come read my review -

  2. Thanks for pointing this out! I'm very curious, went to get Waking Kate right away!

  3. I enjoyed this one as well although a little while back, so a little hazy. Never knew about the prequel so thanks.


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