Today’s theme: #TBT- More magical books from authors we love. Be sure to check out the posts on Barbara O’Neal and Linda Francis Lee too.
I’m sure most of you have discovered Sarah Addison Allen and are waiting impatiently for another book. I know SAA has had a tough few years, and I sincerely hope she’s finding peace and enjoying good health.
I also can’t wait to see what she’s come up with next.
I love all of her books, though my personal favorite is Lost Lake, so that’s the one I’ll be focusing on below. (LOST LAKE is currently $2.99)
Sarah Addison Allen is a special writer. She creates interesting characters who are struggling to find themselves, and they navigate worlds filled with magical events and facets that mostly enhance their experiences, but also complicate them.
The books are magical, and so is her writing, which wind stories down lantern-lit, flower strewn paths, creating space for us to feel the light and hold the petals in our hands and lift them the breeze.
In other words, the stories are magical, the writing is shimmering and we are completely captivated by both.
Have you discovered SAA? Do you have a favorite title? Are you anxiously awaiting the next one?
From the author of the beloved 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 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 a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. 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.
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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