The Lake House

The Lake House
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Author: Kate Morton
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781925267938
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A missing child June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

The Lake House

The Lake House
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Author: James Patterson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0759527849
Release: 2003-06-01
Editor: Little, Brown

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The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe..

The Lake House

The Lake House
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Author: Kate Morton
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781451649376
Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keeper comes a “moody, suspenseful page-turner” (People, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets. Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. He is never found, and the family is torn apart, the house abandoned. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as a novelist. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old Edevane estate—now crumbling and covered with vines. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone...yet more present than ever. A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies from a masterful storyteller, The Lake House is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.

The House by the Lake

The House by the Lake
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Author: Thomas Harding
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781250065087
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Picador

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.

From the Lake House

From the Lake House
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Author: Kristen Rademacher
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781631528675
Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: She Writes Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dizzy with grief after a shattering breakup, Kristen did what any sensible thirty-nine-year-old woman would do: she fled, abandoning her well-ordered life in metropolitan Boston and impulsively relocating to a college town in North Carolina to start anew with a freshly divorced southerner. Dismissing the neon signs that flashed Rebound Relationship, Kristen was charmed by the host of contrasts with her new beau. He loved hunting and country music, she loved yoga and NPR; he worried about nothing, she worried about everything. The luster of her new romance and small-town lifestyle soon—and predictably—faded, but by then a pregnancy test stick had lit up. As Kristen’s belly grew, so did her concern about the bond with her partner—and so did a fierce love for her unborn child. Ready or not, she was about to become a mother. And then, tragedy struck. Poignant and insightful, From the Lake House explores the echoes of rash decisions and ill-fated relationships, the barren and disorienting days an aching mother faces without her baby, and the mysterious healing that can take root while rebuilding a life gutted from loss.

The Lake House

The Lake House
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Author: Marci Nault
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781451686722
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Haunted by tragic memories, former actress Victoria returns to the lakeside town she left behind many years before, and befriends young travel writer Heather as they both struggle to find solace and acceptance in the community.

When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows
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Author: James Patterson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780759527799
Release: 2003-06-01
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While grieving her husband's murder, a young Colorado veterinarian meets a troubled FBI agent and begins to uncover the world's most sinister secrets in this thriller from James Patterson. Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, Frannie throws herself into her work, but it is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever: an eleven-year-old girl named Max. With breathtaking energy, Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. Bold and compelling, When the Wind Blows is a story of suspense and passion as only James Patterson could tell it.

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper
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Author: Kate Morton
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781439152812
Release: 2013-07-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

The Lakehouse

The Lakehouse
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Author: Joe Clifford
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781951709327
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Polis Books

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After being cleared of his wife’s murder, Todd Norman returns to her small Connecticut hometown in order to finish building their dream house by the lake. He is eager to restart his life and cast aside any remaining suspicious...but all of that is dashed when a young woman’s body washes up on the beach next door. When Tracy Somerset, divorced mother from the small town of Covenant, CT, meets a handsome stranger in a midnight Wal-Mart, she has no idea she is speaking with Todd Norman, the former Wall Street financier dubbed “The Banker Butcher” by the New York tabloids. The following morning, on the beach by Norman’s back-under-construction lakehouse, another young woman’s body is discovered. Sheriff Duane Sobczak’s investigation leads him to town psychiatrist Dr. Meshulum Bakshir, whose position at a troubled girls’ group home a decade ago yields disturbing ties to several local, prominent players, including a radical preacher, a disgraced politician, a down-and-out PI—and Sobczak’s own daughter. Unfolding over the course of New England’s distinct four seasons, The Lakehouse is a domestic psychological thriller about the wayward and marginalized, the lies we tell those closest to us, and the price of forbidden love in an insular community where it seems everyone has a story to tell—and a past they prefer stay buried.

The Lake House Love Heart Lane Series Book 5

The Lake House  Love Heart Lane Series  Book 5
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Author: Christie Barlow
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780008413064
Release: 2020-12-31
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The only book you need during lockdown – heartwarming, uplifting and a cast of characters who will become your best friends!

The Lake House Cookbook

The Lake House Cookbook
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Author: Trudie Styler,Joseph Sponzo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0609604120
Release: 1999
Editor: Clarkson Potter Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An actress and wife of rock star Sting joins forces with a family chef to describe life on a working organic farm and to present a seasonal collection of recipes for everything from salads to main courses and drinks, including Herb-Brushed Polenta Bread and Rustic Open Peach Pie. 25,000 first printing.

The Peacock Summer

The Peacock Summer
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Author: Hannah Richell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409152248
Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: Orion

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A compelling story of secrets, betrayals and the consequences of a long-ago summer from the bestselling author of Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year 'If she could reach back through the years and warn the person she once was, what would she say? ... What would she say to the ghosts who now inhabit her days? So many of those she has loved are now nothing but dust and memory.' At twenty-six, Lillian feels trapped by life. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she expected it would. To her it seems she is just another object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's beautiful manor house tucked away high in the Chiltern Hills. But, with a young step-son and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home and his presence will unbalance everything she thought she knew and understood. Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her elderly grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, Maggie fights to hold herself and her family's legacy together as she learns that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed. Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both. 'A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt...' Liz Fenwick, author of The Returning Tide and One Cornish Summer 'Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours and The Last Night 'Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book!' Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said 'A gorgeous, gorgeous book' Cressida McLaughlin

A House at the Bottom of a Lake

A House at the Bottom of a Lake
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Author: Josh Malerman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593237786
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Del Rey

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie comes a haunting tale of love and mystery, as the date of a lifetime becomes a maddening exploration of the depths of the heart. “Malerman expertly conjures a fairy tale nostalgia of first love, and we follow along, all too willingly, ignoring the warning signs even as the fear takes hold.”—Lit Reactor The story begins: young lovers, anxious to connect, agree to a first date, thinking outside of the box. At seventeen years old, James and Amelia can feel the rest of their lives beginning. They have got this summer and this summer alone to experience the extraordinary. But they didn’t expect to find it in a house at the bottom of a lake. The house is cold and dark, but it’s also their own. Caution be damned, until being carefree becomes dangerous. For the teens must decide: swim deeper into the house—all the while falling deeper in love? Whatever they do, they will never be able to turn their backs on what they discovered together. And what they learned: Just because a house is empty, doesn’t mean nobody’s home.

The House on the Lake

The House on the Lake
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Author: Nuala Ellwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0241985153
Release: 2020-02-20
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend's rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It's miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe. But when Lisa meets some of the locals, and hears some disturbing rumours about the house, she realises it might not be the sanctuary she thought. What secret has Rowan Isle House - and her friend - kept hidden all these years? And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her own past finally catches up with her?

The Lake House Secret

The Lake House Secret
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Author: Debra Burroughs
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1502526336
Release: 2014-09-26
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With her life going from bad to worse, sassy young reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her small hometown by a sudden death in her family. When human remains are discovered near Jonas Lake, not far from town, Jenessa is assigned the story, throwing her into the thick of town drama. Caught between her old boyfriend, with whom she shares a sordid past, and her new love interest, who offers her something she has desperately been wanting, Jenessa becomes embroiled in a complicated homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone she cares very much about. Will she be able to uncover the truth of this old murder before it rips her family apart and destroys any chance she has at love and happiness? The Lake House Secret is a captivating story full of romance and mystery, set in a small town with plenty of family drama.

Three Decades on Lake House and Daylesford

Three Decades on   Lake House and Daylesford
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Author: Alla Wolf-Tasker
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0646982397
Release: 2018-05-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Australia's much loved regional icon of great food, wine and bespoke hospitality, now in its fourth decade, continues with its multitude of top listings in the premier award lists. In this book Alla Wolf Tasker shares her love for the region and Lake House, her admiration for great producers both local and across Australia, with wonderful recipes, captivating stories and magnificent imagery. Alla Wolf Tasker AM, is the Culinary Director and co- proprietor together with her husband Allan and daughter Larissa of Lake House in Daylesford. She is the recipient of a myriad of `Contributions to Industry¿ awards, has several ¿Living Legend¿ awards under her belt and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in the Hospitality and Tourism areas.

Il Mare

Il Mare
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Author: David Auburn
Pages: 117
ISBN: OCLC:883423367
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Dr. Kate Forster moves out of her beautiful lake house, she leaves a note for the next tenant. When they begin corresponding back and forth, she soon comes to realize they are meant for each other, but that, somehow, they live two years apart.

The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours
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Author: Kate Morton
Pages: 562
ISBN: 9781439152799
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle where her mother stayed during World War II, discovering the three elderly sisters of the castle still alive but haunted by the secrets of their past life with their father, a famous children's author.

Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia
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Author: Kimberly McCreight
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781471129445
Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

In the Lake of the Woods

In the Lake of the Woods
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Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780547527048
Release: 2006-09-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.