Lost Lake

Author Allen, Sarah Addison,
Language English
Publisher
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2015




Annotation:

"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"--



Subjects :

  • Fiction
  • First loves
  • Fiction.
  • Widows
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Summer resorts
  • Georgia
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women.

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
In Allen's (Garden Spells) atmospheric fifth novel, a widow and her daughter find healing at a quirky summer resort. For the year following her husband's sudden death, Kate Pheris sleepwalked through life, barely able to care for her eight-year-old daughter, Devin. Kate's overbearing mother-in-law, Cricket, stepped in, selling Kate's house and arranging for Kate and Devin to come live with her. On moving day, Kate unearths a postcard from Lost Lake, a resort in Suley, Ga., where her great-aunt Eby owned a group of rental cabins. More than that, it was where Kate spent her last best summer. Finding the postcard wakes her up. On a whim, Kate decides to take a detour to Suley with Devin, having no idea whether Eby and the cabins will even still be there. They are Eby's decided to open the cabins for a handful of her regulars for one final summer before selling to a real estate developer. Kate and Devin are immediately taken with Lost Lake and Eby's guests, an assortment of oddballs and misfits. When a magical alligator directs Devin to a treasure box submerged in the lake, it sets off a chain of events that uncovers 15-year-old secrets and cements Kate and Devin's ties to the resort. The overused family business versus-developers trope doesn't particularly add to the story, and Allen's trademark mystical touches are not as effective as usual, but her eccentric cast of characters and charming Southern setting will win readers over. Announced first printing of 125,000. (Feb.)
(PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2014.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2015

Media Type: Language Material
337 pages ;
PS3601.L4356 (813/.6)
1250019826
9781250019820
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
296 pages ;
PS3601.L4356 (813/.6)
125001980X
9781250019806
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
296 pages ;
PS3601.L4356 (813/.6)
9781250019806
125001980X
Grand Haven Michigan: Brilliance Audio, 2013

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 audio disc (8 hr. 23 min.) ;
PS3601.L4356 (813/.6)
1469222027
9781469222028
9781469222035
1469221993
9781469221991
1469222019
9781469222011

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