Lost Lake

Lost Lake

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The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard--and she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago, and now the idyllic Georgia lakeside community is about to slip into Eby's past. Her husband, along with most of her demanding extended family, is gone. . .as are many of her old dreams and desires. But then, just as Eby considers relinquishing her cabins to a developer with cash in hand, one last opportunity for having a family comes knocking at her door. ..

Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer as an adolescent, before she learned of loneliness and heartbreak and loss. But today she has hope, thanks to her resilient daughter, Devin, whose willingness to move forward gives Kate a chance to rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. After all, people seem to end up at Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a mystery solved, redemption. Can Kate, Devin, and Eby find what each of them needs before it's too late?

ISBN: 9781250130631
Branch Call Number: PBK FIC Alle

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LaFilm
Jun 19, 2017

Really enjoyed "Garden Spells" so decided to read this book also and it was a great read. Great storyline and it moved along nicely. Recommend it as a great summer novel.

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foxylady31
Mar 26, 2017

Love Allen's books.. She has a way of bringing the characters to real life. My favorite, however, is Garden Secrets

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lilyofthevalley3
Oct 12, 2016

A friend recommended 'Garden Spells' and I really enjoyed it so I thought I'd try another book by this author. I'm so glad I did because 'Lost Lake' was such a wonderful story and I fell in love with the characters. It truly deserves 4-5 stars!!

TSCPL_MichelleM Jun 03, 2016

Enjoyed this book. It's not my favorite from Allen, but still got caught up in these character's stories.

Very funny and moving book. Characters very well developed and loved to see the bond that developed between Kate, Devin, and Wes. Resonated a lot with my own childhood!

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Mollyjay
Apr 28, 2015

page 43

KISSfan1969 Dec 02, 2014

If there's not a sequel to this, there easily could be. Very "real" and funny characters in this book.

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jewelsoflife
Apr 25, 2014

I enjoyed this story, found a childlike magic to it.

LaughingOne Apr 13, 2014

Kate’s husband died the year before and Kate has just awakened from a lost year. Her daughter Devin finds a post card in a trunk in the attic, a postcard sent to Kate from her Aunt Eby, a postcard Kate has never seen before. In an attempt to start pulling her life together (and get out from under the influence of her mother-in-law), Kate and Devin take a sudden road trip to visit Aunt Eby at her Lost Lake Cottages, where Kate spent a wonderful summer when she was 12. Allen has described the setting, the characters, and a plot with intriguing detail, eccentric characters, including an alligator. What is the magic realism in this novel (besides the alligator)? You’ll have to read the novel to find out.

kndrdsprt Mar 28, 2014

Easy read. Nice character development. Will read other books by this author.

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