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Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose - all with grown children of their own - have a complicated relationship, so when their grandmother's will requires them to spend the whole summer - without friends or family - "camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint.

As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.

©2009 Haywood Smith; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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Dr. Phil and Oprah has a kid.

So if Dr. Phil and Oprah had a kid that read nothing but Grisham and wrote a Disney movie of the week...

Broadly written characters are more caricatures than real, with an endless stream of bumper sticker catch phrases in the overwrought relationships of the sisters.

None the less, it is an easy listen that makes the miles in a car roll by easily. The narrator is one of the best female narrators ever.

Dont get me wrong, its not a bad book. Its just a simple read. If Gillian Flynn is a homemade cheesecake, this is jello. Good, but simple and basic.


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Wonderful

Haywood Smith has the ability to make you smile,laugh out loud and cry. Her southern charactors and lyrical reader keep you listening. The best of her works yet.

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LADIES OF THE LAKE

GREAT BOOK--LOVE HAYWOOD SMITHS' SOUTHERN CHARACTERS!

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Excellent!

I love Haywood Smith's novels! The story was enticing and the narrator did an excellent job!

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Great Book!

This book was really Fun read! I laughed so hard I cried and believe me that does not happen too often!

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Excellent!!!

What a joy it was to listen to this book. I laughed out loud and cried as the narrator made me feel the emotions through her performance!!! Do yourself a favor and get this book!!!!

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love it

If you could sum up Ladies of the Lake in three words, what would they be?

love love love her books and the narrator is the best!!

What did you like best about this story?

its fun

What about Cynthia Darlow’s performance did you like?

awesome, love her!

If you could rename Ladies of the Lake, what would you call it?

sisters, the good, bad and the ugly

Any additional comments?

yes unfortunately audible is more expensive than buying from amazon so I will be cancelling

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Long read!

The book started off interesting and about midway through the book, it got boring. The last two chapters was okay

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Great southern story

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

The mispronunciation of Dahlonega, GA bothered me. (Duh lawn eh ga) is the way it is pronounced. Oddly, this is the second book with different authors and narrators that has mispronounced Dahlonega.<br/>

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Great easy listening.

Haywood Smith has such a way of infusing religion into her books without you feeling like your being preached to. It's nice listen to a good clean book.