The Lake: (The Lake Series, Book 1)

The Lake: (The Lake Series, Book 1)

by AnnaLisa Grant

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The Lake: (The Lake Series, Book 1) by AnnaLisa Grant

At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt.

The last five years of Layla's life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather's caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one who is cared for and loved.

Life takes an unexpected turn when Layla meets Will Meyer. His breathtaking good looks are enough to catch her eye, but his sincerity and passion are everything she needs to find the strength and confidence she lost - and lead her into love.

When tragedy once again strikes Layla's life, her hope is all but completely crushed. Through it all, Layla learns what it means to truly love and be loved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482066302
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/02/2013
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 653,792
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The Lake is the first book in AnnaLisa Grant's Lake Trilogy. AnnaLisa earned her Master's degree in Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband Donavan live with their two children and one recently-adopted kitten in Matthews, North Carolina.

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The Lake 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I couldn't put it down. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I think this would make a great series of movies. The love is sweet, not vulger. Great cliffhangers. When i finished this book I immediately went and bought the next book in the series. I love the way this book was written at such a fast pace. Just enough detail but not to much to make it drag. Plus you gotta love a book based in North Carolina!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Defintly for younger readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and exciting storyline....definitely worth reading.
qc2010 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting story line - have now read book 2 and am just starting book 3. Postive - no wasted content reminding you of what you've already read in books 1 and 2 (big pet-peeve!) Enjoy!
t_barber1 More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a wonderful read.  I really liked the characters.  The basis of the story reminded me of a new and unique take on Romeo & Juliet.  I love that the story centered around one major struggle, but also had individual/personal struggles for some of the characters.  I'm happy to recommend this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly I wish I could give more stars but this story had no depth and was unoriginal. I only got half way & couldn't finish it. For a 250+ page book everything seemed rushed. I thought it would show her journey through learning to trust and love people again after a horrible childhood but that wasn't the case at all. She already forms a connection with her aunt & uncle 10 pages in and falls in love with a guy she just met. I guess you could give it a shot since it is free but I wouldn't waste my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I like YA books (I'm 60), I found this a bit too sugar coated. It is a fast paced book and young girls will love it. I may read the other two to the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a page turner!! It's really great.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucked me in!!! It is wonderfully written and had me on an emotional roller coaster right along with the characters in the book. I found myself wanting more. I love how detailed Annalisa is in all her descriptions from scenery to people.. the details of the actions of people, the thoughts they have, you can actually put yourself in the characters shoes and feel their emotions! Thank you Annalisa for such a wonderful book. Could not wait to start book 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you on your toes up to the very last line! It ended in a manner that you are searching for the next in the "The Lake Trilogy".
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Very enjoyable book. Ended too soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story that had me not wanting to put the book down. One that is easy to place yourself in.
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Definitely for the middle to high school crowd
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crystaldtadlock More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I loved it!!! I really felt Layla's struggle with her life and also coming to terms with what is new and good for her. I was so glad that Layla made friends and started to enjoy life again. It was also such a relief when she came to terms with her parents death and exactly how they died. I felt terrible thinking of her living with her grandmother, that woman should never have been allowed to have children at all. What an evil witch she was! I am so worried about what Layla's life will carry for her now that they have moved back to Florida. I have a Nook and am having trouble finding the second book but I will definitely keep looking! I just loved the honesty and sincerity of this book! What a coming back to life story this was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a YA book. It is first person, ( ugh) no sex or profanity, no religion. There is some violence, lots of death. The main character, Layla, looses her parents, grand parents and a cousin. This book is part one of a three part series. It is also a cliffhanger. The editing needs work. There are lots of left out words. Each chapter repeats the one before it. Will and Layla become a couple, break up and get back together. Will's father is a hateful man, who consistantly forces them apart. Over and over again. Eighth graders through grade ten would like this book. Older than that would consider it juvenile. I will not be reading the other books in this series. AD