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Ladies of the Lake

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  • Posted September 2, 2009

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    jocular yet profound family drama

    With the death of the family matriarch Cissy, her granddaughters (Dahlia, Rose, Violet and Iris) must follow her stipulation in her will to inherit. The late former dancer demands the four sisters move from their respective Atlanta homes to her lakefront estate in the Georgia Mountains for 90 days.

    The siblings agree on cleaning up the hazardous to your health house so that in three months they place it on the market to sell. They fail to comprehend that their late grandma wanted one last connection to her beloved ones even if that is from the grave. Cissy hoped they would understand how she lived her life and how she wants them to do likewise.

    From the Hazmat cleaning debate to the sibling squabbles to the legal legacy, LADIES OF THE LAKE is an amusing poignant sisters' drama that reminds readers of the importance of making quality and quantity time for loved ones. The four sisters, their late grandma and a catalyst hunk come across as full blooded especially the siblings when they mix war and love with each other. Although a romance with the key male outsider never quite gels, Haywood Smith leaves the red hats safely stored for another day as she provides a jocular yet profound family drama.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

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    Loved it!

    Like the middle age characters in the book, I was " piddling" my pants by the fourth page from laughing so hard! These southern females are so true to life and Haywood Smith relates realistically to the women of this age group as well as educating to the southern culture.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    I found this book a chore to finish. Main character, Dahlia is

    I found this book a chore to finish. Main character, Dahlia is impossible to like. She is awful to her sisters and full of boring health issues. It drags on and on about a neighbor who has had a crush on her since she was young. Predictable and unbelievable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    While I am only half way through this read it has been fabulous

    While I am only half way through this read it has been fabulous - this would make a great Hallmark Channel movie!

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Great book.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Ladies Indeed

    My first book to read from Haywood Smith and I found this book to be most entertaining, especially because the majority of characters were around my age. The locale is also familiar to me so mention of areas and streets made the writing more realistic. The storyline is steeped in Southern tradition and idiosynchrysies that just seem somewhat unbelievable at times. Sometimes I even laughed out loud at the high jinks these ladies were up to. Sometimes I wanted to drop kick one or two for their actions. The love story is somewhat weak, but overall an enjoyable read. I have to say that this book makes me want to read more from this author

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