By Sarah Addison Allen
St. Martin's Press, 2014
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
Goodness! I never, ever, ever read my galleys out of order. I always go for what will expire next FIRST. Not Sarah Addison Allen's books. I dropped EVERYTHING else and went for this one immediately. There are no words for how fantastic her writing is and Lost Lake was no exception. I consider myself so lucky for getting my eager reader paws on this one early and I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to buy my own copy. Can't. Wait.
If you haven't read her books, I would start with The Sugar Queen, then Garden Spells, then The Girl Who Chased the Moon.
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? Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found.