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Lost Lake | [Sarah Addison Allen]

Lost Lake

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 lifetime 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.
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times 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 lifetime 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 it’s not 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?

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.

©2014 Sarah Addison Allen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Metzger's Southern accents and variety of boisterous and genteel voices capture the eclectic personalities of townsfolk, while her alluring voice and smooth reading convey the tranquility of the lake community.... Listeners will be charmed." (AudioFile)

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    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 01-27-14
    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Pure Sarah Addison Allen"

    Sarah Addison Allen at her best. Fans will be pleased for this is her at her best, though she never disappoints.

    Lost Lake is about a family vacation camp on the decline. When it looks like this could be the camp's last summer, it's time for finished business. Relationships are repaired or rekindled and the magic comes out. As in all of Allen's novels you can see the how the basic story is going to go from the first chapter. Some would say they are predictable. But, every story doesn't need to be a mystery. Like Titanic - we knew how the story ended and still enjoyed the movie. The journey to lost lake is pleasurable enough to call it a page turner. But beware - just when you think you know how it's going to go - Allen throws you a wrench and you don't know where the story is going to go. Allen's novels also have plenty of whimsy and some practical magic. I love the magic and this one is magically delicious.

    Janet Metzger added to the book without making it her own. Visiting Lost Lake is like a glass of wine in from of a roaring fire with a good friend.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    C. Oneal California 01-27-14
    C. Oneal California 01-27-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "Great writing and story until the end"

    The end got weird and drawn out. It's pretty obvious how it will end and VERY obvious within the last two hours. Which was okay until the last 45 minutes when it just drug out.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Paulette 01-26-14
    Paulette 01-26-14
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    "Pleasantly surprised"
    What made the experience of listening to Lost Lake the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story and I loved the narrator, what a wonderful voice and how she brought the story alive...over and over again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were amazing and I could see and almost feel the characters as they moved from chapter to chapter.


    Have you listened to any of Janet Metzger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time listening to Janet Metzger.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could not stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cathie Savannah, GA, United States 03-25-14
    Cathie Savannah, GA, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Spend a Quiet Afternoon with Sarah Addison Allen"

    I think this book is wonderful. When I first began listening to this author I wasn't sure her work was my cup of tea. I have now listened to all of her audiobooks, and I have discovered that I truly lose myself in her stories. Most of the characters are likeable and quirky, and I love the bit of magic in all of her books. I will listen to this one again!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Enid, OK, United States 01-31-14
    Amazon Customer Enid, OK, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

    I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.

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    "I Wish I Could Visit Lost Lake"

    At first I wasn't sure about the narration choice, but as the book went on I realized that she did in fact do the book justice. There are three generations of people to cover and Janet Metzger did a fine job.
    Kate has been sleep walking through life for the last year after her husband died. Her mother-in-law Cricket has taken over her life and is moving Kate and Devin in with her. For her own political reasons, of course. Cricket is not a lovable character.
    Devin discovers a post card that Kate's great-aunt sent Kate when she was 12, a post card that Kate never saw. They decide to take a chance and go visit.
    The book has some wonderful quotes that Sarah Addison Allen is known for. There is a little bit of magic, but less than some of her other books. I would have enjoyed reading more about Kate and Wes' beginning romance.
    The cast of characters are delightful and their back-stories that are woven into the book are nicely done.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 07-16-14
    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 07-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "It grows on you 'til you love it"

    I've read her other cozy mysteries and enjoy them as light entertainment. This book isn't my usual type, a character driven novel, but it was done so well, that by the end, I was won over. I miss the characters and want to go back and hang out with them at Lost Lake. I even enjoyed the slightly mystical, supernatural elements and they all made sense by the end too. It was delightful and it's a bit hard to start another book. I'll look forward to her next one!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Saunders Madison, PA, United States 04-23-14
    Tara Saunders Madison, PA, United States 04-23-14 Member Since 2012

    i love to listen!

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    Would you try another book from Sarah Addison Allen and/or Janet Metzger?

    I would, only because her other books were so much better. I waited for her to release a new book. I was pretty bummed. This one did not live up to the expectations she had set for herself. The 'magic' wasn't the same.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sarah Addison Allen again?

    I'm not sure. This was the first one of her books (I've read all of her others) that I listened to. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the 'magic' being different? But I rarely read books anymore and I LOVE Sarah Addison-Allen so I'm sure I will listen to her next book!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Janet Metzger?

    Not my favorite reader. But tolerable.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Henderson, NC, United States 07-12-14
    Lisa Henderson, NC, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not my favorite Sarah Addison Allen novel"

    I have read and loved all of her novels, but this one just didn't have enough umph for my liking. I thought the reader did a fine job.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    C.Walker Ohio, USA 06-27-14
    C.Walker Ohio, USA 06-27-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Wonderful story"
    Would you listen to Lost Lake again? Why?

    Yes, both the characters and storyline with a touch of magic makes you want to find out what happens to each and every person in the book. Sarah Addison Allen's books never disappoint. If you're looking for a sweet read, with underlying tones, this one is for you.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Welcome to Lost Lake, where Magic is possible.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nita MIDLAND, MI, United States 03-27-14
    Nita MIDLAND, MI, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Love! Love! Love!"
    Where does Lost Lake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very high


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost Lake?

    Devon becoming friends with the Billy! The alligator is very wise!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Devon standing up to Cricket and pleading her mother to do the same!


    If you could take any character from Lost Lake out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Devon!


    Any additional comments?

    I love this story, but i do believe it is much better to listen to the southern voice than me reading it on my own! Thank you for such a wonderful performance and great story!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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