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The Lake House
By Marci Nault
About the Book: VICTORIA ROSE. Fifty years before, a group of teenage friends promised each other never to leave their idyllic lakeside town. But the call of Hollywood and a bigger life was too strong for Victoria . . . and she alone broke that pledge. Now she has come home, intent on making peace with her demons, even if her former friends shut her out. Haunted by tragedy, she longs to find solace with her childhood sweetheart, but even this tender man may be unable to forgive and forget.
HEATHER BREGMAN. At twenty-eight, after years as a globe-trotting columnist, she’s abandoned her controlling fiancé and their glamorous city life to build one on her own terms. Lulled by a Victorian house and a gorgeous locale, she’s determined to make the little community her home. But the residents, fearful of change and outsiders, will stop at nothing to sabotage her dreams of lakeside tranquility.
About the Author:
Marci Nault hails from a town not too far from Lake Nagog in Massachusetts. Today she can be found figure skating, salsa dancing, hiking and wine tasting around her home in California. Marci founded the website www.101dreamscometrue.com
– a motivational website that encourages you to live your dreams.
So far she has accomplished 90 of her 101 dreams.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed The Lake House. I felt pulled into the little community of Nagog, and wished for awhile that we lived lakeside as well. I hurt with Victoria as she faced the mistakes from her past, and wanted to yell at her old friends to forgive. With Heather I rejoiced when she moved her life on, and laughed at the antics of her new neighbors.
What I mostly took from this book, however, was that we need to slow our lives down and be aware of those around us. We should take the time to get to know our neighbors, and allow them to know us. Most importantly though, we need to not be so self-involved we miss those events that are important to those we care most about.
The only thing I did not like about The Lake House, was it did periodically get a little steamy. Although I would not classify this book as a romance, it did have it’s parts that were a little too descriptive for my comfort.