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Allen sets her novels in a romantic, Spanish moss covered South that seems in danger of disappearing, whether it's old mansions, old gardens, or as in the case of Lost Lake, an old family resort. Her themes are family secrets, lost loves, the power of the feminine, and a little magic. She writes "romances" for people who won't read them, and chick lit for people who can't find any they want to finish. This is one of my favorites of her books.— From Carla's Picks
“After a year of mourning her husband, Kate finally wakes up and realizes she has let someone else drive her life and it is not going the way she wishes. On a whim, she and her daughter, Devin, head south to visit her Aunt Eby in Lost Lake, Georgia. Eby has run the cottages at Lost Lake since she and her husband were first married, but now, she, too, is mourning the loss of her husband and it is finally time to sell the Lost Lake property. Summer proves to be a time of healing and renewal as Lost Lake regulars and local townspeople come together with Kate and Devin to discover that sometimes when you open yourself to new possibilities, you find second chances you never dreamed were there.”
— Susan Thomas, CoffeeTree Books, Morehead, KY
A New York Times bestseller
"Tender and enchanting" --Southern Seasons
"An endearing tale of surprising second chances." - Booklist (starred review)
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 life 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 not quite 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.
"Lost Lake is a love note to second chances, hopeful and entrancing, and I couldn't put it down." --Joshilyn Jackson