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Lake News

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2003

    EXCELLENT

    This is one of the best book Barbara Delinsky has written. I loved the way Lily bounced back, and in her own hometown. John was so tender with Gus throughout. Rose was so much like her own mother when it came to her oldest child and couldn't even see it. A sequel to this is one I would love to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Read paperback version - very captivating novel. Descriptions a

    Read paperback version - very captivating novel. Descriptions and characters were so real I felt like I was at the lake with them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    The gathering spot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Love her

    This is my favorite by her

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  • Posted August 24, 2010

    quite enjoyable story line

    wow there is so much I could say aboutthis book. It wasnt wnat I expected but even more. I liked that is wasnt like any storyline I have read in the past. So didnt really know hot it would all work out in the end.
    definately readg more by this author..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    Truly Great.

    This book was great from start to finish. Although i read it in my room under my covers, it would be an amazing beach read. Lily Blake and John Kipling have a great realationship and make for a great love story. Ive also read Accidental Women, about Poppy and Griffin, and im hoping that she will make yet another book with either Rose, or Lily again, about her life with John and a new family member.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    There is a sequel ...

    I loved this book. To all those looking for a sequel, pick up An Accidental Woman by Delinsky. It's Poppy's story ... and very good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    Where is the Sequal!

    Total page turner. I could not put this book down. I had to know what happened. I think the media lets things like this happen all the time. I only can hope there will be a sequal about Poppy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    A Great Summer Read

    This is the first book I've read by Barbara Delinsky. I picked it up by chance and at first wasn't sure if I'd get through it. Well I did and am so glad I did. An excellent story. I was rooting for Lily all the way through. I can completely relate to her problems with communicating with a family member. Ah if only real life had such happy endings!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2000

    Book club choice

    We selected this book for our Sept. book club for several reasons. First because several of us had not read any of Barbara's books, second, it would be an easy summer read, and third, it would provide good conversation. I'm sure that media exploitation and privacy issues will be at the top of the list. I have since read several other of Barbara's books and enjoyed THE VINEYARD. We will be using the book club guide available on this site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    An Okay Book

    I enjoyed reading this book, and think others would as well. It wasn;t my favorit book by this author, but all of her books make a good read. The characters were real, and the plot easy to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2000

    Great Airplane Reading

    I spend a great deal of time in airplanes and am always looking for a good book to read to help pass the time. More often than not, the books I purchase (at considerable expense) in airports are pretty worthless and mind-numbing. Many are tossed away half read as I discover them undeserving of my time. I always try to find books that have been NY Times Best sellers. I find that to be a somewhat helpful guide, but even it is not foolproof. So, when I happened to note Lake News on the shelf, the fact that is was a NY Times Bestseller drew me to it and the cover description looked a bit more interesting than most. How very pleased I was to discover a book that was both hard to put down and NOT the usual poorly written and unimaginative sex, murder, detective bravado, etc. I am not a 'romance' fan and I like novels that have some intellectually redeeming features. Lake News was well written, interesting, charming and uplifting. Barbara Delinsky manages to subtly weave her readers into the lives of her characters. One actually feels transported to the small lake town almost to the extent of being able to smell the lake water, the cider press and see and feel the autumn unfolding into the coming winter. The lives of her characters were believable and the way she reveals their stories keeps the reader engaged throughout. It was great and I am looking for more of her books on the web. I have yet another trip coming up and I want to have several of her books with me to make those airplane hours 'fly'!I hope that they turn out to be as interesting and entertaining as Lake News!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2000

    Media Bashers

    This is an engaging book, but one that ends up more like a fairy tale than a serious novel. The protagonist is a young person falsely depicted in the press, first by an unscrupulous journalist with an ax to grind, and then by the press in general, eager to join in the feeding frenzy. So far so good. It is the ending that leaves much to be desired. The victim has lost her reputation, her job, her home, her friends and her tranquility. The author is realistic in pointing out that the victim will not be vindicated by the press: the best any victim can hope for is a tiny apology on some inside page where it will be hardly noticed. In this novel, however, the victim 'lives happily ever after' and the evil reporter alone is disgraced (though there is every indication that it will not be for long), while the rest of the press corps insists on its fundamental decency while decrying the fall from grace of that single reporter. Sorry, that is not real life. One pilloried by the press is unlikely to ever live it down, regardless of any absence of guilt.

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