Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lost & Found

Lost LakeLost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was so happy to get the e-ARC from the publisher! This is my favorite of Sarah's books so far. I think her own recovery from cancer has deepened and strengthened her particular brand of quaint and quirky magical realism.

Tragedy, tenderness, and true love abound in Lost Lake. There's Eby, left lone proprietor of the guest cabins of Lost Lake; her friend, Lisette; Eby's niece, Kate, a recent widow, with her young daughter, Devin. There's the invisible alligator (invisible to all but Devin). There's the townsfolk, who used to come to Lost Lake all the time, but have let it slip away. There's the town handyman/pizza place owner. The greedy developer--his uncle. The three guests who come on to visit Lost Lake even if it's not opening for one last season. There's family and corporate greed, love and lives lost and found.

All of these, ingredients mixed together with love into a delicious banquet for the heart and all the senses. If you've read her other books, you'll like it. If you haven't, just be sure you're willing to invite a little magic into your heart, and read them all.

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