Lake News

Lake News

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Lake News by Barbara Delinsky

In this compelling Delinsky novel, Lily Blake leaves her hometown Lake Henry, to pursue a new career. She leads a picture perfect life in Boston, as a music teacher by day and a nightclub entertainer by night, until one fine day her whole world turns upside down. Terry Sullivan, an unscrupulous journalist prints a scandalous story about Lily and her close friendship with newly appointed Cardinal Rosetti. Heartbroken and jobless, Lily returns home, where she meets editor, John Kipling. John wants to help Lily find the cause of her disrepute but slowly finds himself falling in love with her. What is the reason fate has brought these two together? Find out as you read on!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684864327
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 06/22/1999
Series: Blake Sisters Series , #1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky has written more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels, with over thirty million copies in print. Her books are highly emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry and friendship. She is also the author of a breast cancer handbook. A breast cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates her author proceeds from the book to fund a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hostipal. Visit her at www.barbaradelinsky.com.

Hometown:

Newton, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

August 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Boston, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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Lake News 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
Great story. Loved the characters. Story of how media screws with peoples lives and the happiness they find despite it.
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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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This is my favorite by her
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TEXASBOOKREADER More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.