The Lake House Book
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925267938

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The Lake House Excerpt :

A missing child June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

The Lake House Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2003-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0759527849

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The Lake House Excerpt :

The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe..

When the Wind Blows Book
Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

When the Wind Blows


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2003-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759527799

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When the Wind Blows Excerpt :

While grieving her husband's murder, a young Colorado veterinarian meets a troubled FBI agent and begins to uncover the world's most sinister secrets in this thriller from James Patterson. Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, Frannie throws herself into her work, but it is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever: an eleven-year-old girl named Max. With breathtaking energy, Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. Bold and compelling, When the Wind Blows is a story of suspense and passion as only James Patterson could tell it.

The Lake House Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : Marci Nault
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451686814

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A heartwarming debut novel about the unlikely friendship between two outcasts of different generations who, in struggling to move on from the past, discover love, healing, and family in a charming New England lakeside community. Achingly tender, yet filled with laughter, The Lake House brings to life the wide range of human emotions and the difficult journey from heartbreak to healing. 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. As Victoria and Heather become unlikely friends, their mutual struggle to find acceptance—with their neighbors and in their own hearts—explores the chance events that shape a community and offer the opportunity to start again.

The House by the Lake  The True Story of a House  Its History  and the Four Families Who Made It Home Book

The House by the Lake The True Story of a House Its History and the Four Families Who Made It Home


  • Author : Thomas Harding
  • Publisher : Candlewick Studio
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781536212747

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The House by the Lake The True Story of a House Its History and the Four Families Who Made It Home Excerpt :

History comes home in a deeply moving, exquisitely illustrated tale of a small house, taken by the Nazis, that harbors a succession of families--and becomes a quiet witness to a tumultuous century. The days went around like a wheel. The sun rose, warming the walls of the house. On the outskirts of Berlin, Germany, a wooden cottage stands on the shore of a lake. Over the course of a hundred years, this little house played host to a kind Jewish doctor and his family, a successful Nazi composer, wartime refugees, and a secret-police informant. During that time, as a world war came and went and the Berlin Wall arose just a stone's throw from the back door, the house filled up with myriad everyday moments. And when that time was over, and the dwelling was empty and derelict, the great-grandson of the man who built the house felt compelled to bring it back to life and listen to the story it had to tell. Illuminated by Britta Teckentrup's magnificent illustrations, Thomas Harding's narration reads like a haunting fairy tale--a lyrical picture-book rendering of the story he first shared in an acclaimed personal history for adult readers.

The House Across the Lake Book

The House Across the Lake


  • Author : Riley Sager
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 139970057X

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The Girl in the Lake Book

The Girl in the Lake


  • Author : India Hill Brown
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338678901

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The Girl in the Lake Excerpt :

For fans of Small Spaces, Doll Bones, and Mary Downing Hahn, a truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the talented author of The Forgotten Girl. Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not. Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake... no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water—it's terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools. And soon strange things start happening—the sound of footsteps overhead late at night. A flickering light in the attic window. And Celete's cousins start accusing her of pranking them when she's been no where near them! Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different... Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want? Past and present mingle in this spine-tingling ghost story by award-winning author India Hill Brown.

The House by the Lake Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The House by the Lake


  • Author : Thomas Harding
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250065087

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The House by the Lake Excerpt :

A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.

The House on the Lake Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The House on the Lake


  • Author : Nuala Ellwood
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241985168

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The House on the Lake Excerpt :

No matter how far you run . . . He's never far behind 'Gripping, poignant' Rosamund Lupton 'Eerily haunting' Jane Corry 'I literally couldn't put it down' Emma Curtis __________________________________________ Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend's rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It's miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe. But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren't as safe as she thought. What secrets have Rowan Isle House - and her friend - kept hidden all these years? And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her past finally catches up with her? **BUY THE SPELLBINDING THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DAY OF THE ACCIDENT AND MY SISTER'S BONES** __________________________________________ WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT NUALA ELLWOOD 'Creepy and deliciously atmospheric, this page-turner has it all - twists and turns and a powerful emotional punch' Teresa Driscoll 'What a great book! It's got everything a good thriller needs, a creepy old house, a remote location, some great complex characters and lots of perfectly timed twists and turns' Netgalley Reader 'Makes you question everything you thought you knew' Emma Kavanagh 'Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!' Claire Douglas

The Lake House Book

The Lake House


  • Author : Michael Beehm
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 1073875636

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The Lake House Excerpt :

Carlton Drake is an established horror writer. He yearns for a quiet place to finish his current novel in peace. Taking the family dog with him, he goes to his family inherited lake house. What he finds there will change his life forever.

The Nice House on the Lake  2021    2 Book

The Nice House on the Lake 2021 2


  • Author : James Tynion IV
  • Publisher : DC Black Label
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:T2052300025001

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The Nice House on the Lake 2021 2 Excerpt :

After the life-changing events of the previous issue, the guests at the nice house on the lake must decide their next steps-but there’s not exactly perfect agreement about the situation. Who among them is ready to walk out the door? And who is content to simply…float?

The Lake House Secret Book

The Lake House Secret


  • Author : Debra Burroughs
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 1502526336

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The Lake House Secret Excerpt :

With her life going from bad to worse, sassy young reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her small hometown by a sudden death in her family. When human remains are discovered near Jonas Lake, not far from town, Jenessa is assigned the story, throwing her into the thick of town drama. Caught between her old boyfriend, with whom she shares a sordid past, and her new love interest, who offers her something she has desperately been wanting, Jenessa becomes embroiled in a complicated homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone she cares very much about. Will she be able to uncover the truth of this old murder before it rips her family apart and destroys any chance she has at love and happiness? The Lake House Secret is a captivating story full of romance and mystery, set in a small town with plenty of family drama.

Persuasion Book

Persuasion


  • Author : Jane Austen
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736802322

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Persuasion Excerpt :

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. Besides the theme of persuasion, the novel evokes other topics, such as the Royal Navy, in which two of Jane Austen's brothers ultimately rose to the rank of admiral. As in Northanger Abbey, the superficial social life of Bath—well known to Austen, who spent several relatively unhappy and unproductive years there—is portrayed extensively and serves as a setting for the second half of the book. In many respects, Persuasion marks a break with Austen's previous works, both in the more biting, even irritable satire directed at some of the novel's characters and in the regretful, resigned outlook of its otherwise admirable heroine, Anne Elliot, in the first part of the story. Against this is set the energy and appeal of the Royal Navy, which symbolises for Anne and the reader the possibility of a more outgoing, engaged, and fulfilling life, and it is this worldview which triumphs for the most part at the end of the novel. More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement, for she, too, felt it was an imprudent match that was beneath Anne. Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly d

The Nice House on the Lake  2021    6 Book

The Nice House on the Lake 2021 6


  • Author : James Tynion IV
  • Publisher : DC Black Label
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:T2052300065001

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The Nice House on the Lake 2021 6 Excerpt :

The House has an eleventh guest. Reg is here-and that was never part of the plan. Or was it? Everything you know gets turned upside down in this issue…ending on a cliffhanger that will have to hold you until the House reopens in March 2022!

The Nice House on the Lake  2021    1 Book

The Nice House on the Lake 2021 1


  • Author : James Tynion IV
  • Publisher : DC Black Label
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:T2052300015001

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The Nice House on the Lake 2021 1 Excerpt :

Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter-well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private-so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics - now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!