Dec 7, 2014

Lost Lake.


Lost lake

sarah addison allen.

 Publisher :St Martin's Press.
Publication Date:January 21,2014
Genre:Magical Realism|Romance
 Source: Library| Goodreads

From beloved bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen comes her long-awaited new novel, Lost Lake, about heartbroken people finding hope at a magical place in Georgia.

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?

Sometimes lost loves aren't really lost. They're right where you left them, waiting for you to find them again.


“After you finish a book, the story still goes on in your mind. You can never change the beginning. But you can always change the end.

Love that quote because it’s right, and it fits Lost Lake , that’s how I felt after I finished it, I could feel the story running over in my mind over again. The story was one of most inspirational, memorable stories that I read. Lost Lake is a story that I won’t forget, even know I find myself thinking about it afterwards. I can’t see how anybody who read the novel can’t. Even if a part of Lost Lake Storyline wasn’t realistic but more fantasy based, it felt real to me by the way that it was described. I was curious, who Alligator really was and what it was that he wanted; I knew that there was a reason behind it. Just like Devin, I was curious about the mystery of it. Once I reached the end, I actually wanted to go to Lost Lake even if it’s fictional. It sounded beautiful and just the type of place I love to relax, take vacation in. It’s no surprise that people kept coming back to it. Lost Lake is a magical place.

Loved reading a story from each of character’s view, that’s a great way to get to know the main characters, to see what they are feeling, thinking. Truth to be told, I couldn’t even pick out a favorite character if I was asked, I loved them all. Expect Cricket, I disliked her from the start, it felt like she was controlling Kate. I understand that her son died, but that doesn’t mean she should control her. I was glad that Kate had the courage to get away from her for a while, finally standing up for herself. Being the parent that Devin needed, getting to know Eby more and reuniting with Wes. By end of the book, all of them became a family. They did so much for Eby, the party and how they tried to convince her to not sell Lost Lake. Every Single one of them cared about her, and didn’t want Lost Lake run by anyone else but her. I hoped that she would change her mind, keep Lost Lake. Its great having a family, friends who care that much.

I saw an instant connection between Wes & Kate from moment that two of them reunited. There was a part of me that wondered, If Kate’s mom didn’t make her leave so fast, would they kiss? Would that changed her future somehow? I know that Kate tried to deny her feelings that were still there, because of Matt’s death, she was trying so hard to fight it. I could tell that there was something there, just the way that she reacted anytime that he was around her. I believe that in a way Wes helped her to move on, to heal. Devin was happy to get her other mother back, and Wes was so good, patient with Devin. I fell in love with Lost Lake like Devin did, I actually didn’t want book to come to finish, I didn’t want to let go of the magical place. Lost Lake is a great place for Escape.

Lost Lake deals with loss, life, friendships, love, family and moving one. It also has a bit of mystery and fantasy in a mix, which makes book even more suspenseful. There hasn’t been a single novel by Sarah Addison Allen

Heartbreaking, Entrancing tale from start to end.


Missie said...

I am so going to have to read this, I love the cover and your review made it sound amazing!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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