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Daughters of the Lake
Daughters of the Lake | Wendy Webb
The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart-stopper from the "Queen of the Northern Gothic." After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents' home on Lake Superior to pull herself together--only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman's curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She's seen her before. In her dreams... One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It's time for the lake to give up its secrets. As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations. Now, it's Kate's turn to listen. As the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back. They must come together, if only in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past.
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cherinium
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Mehso-so

The first couple chapters grabbed me and made me think I would love this book. Then, it revealed itself to be a sappy romantic ghost story. Definitely not my thing. The older I get, I find it harder and harder to stomach the sickeningly sweet love stories. You know the ones--a couple fated to be together, love stories that endure into death. Gag! 🤢 I stayed around for the murder mystery component, which was entirely too easy to figure out.

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cherinium
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Enjoying a quiet morning out on the porch in my pajamas with my kindle. I've only just begun this book, and I am already totally in to it. Maybe I won't get dressed today. #porchlife #porchreading #pajamas #morningreading #kindle #ebook

TrishB I call not getting dressed a good day! 3mo
cherinium @TrishB 👍👍 3mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Pickpick

This one was so totally not what I usually read, but I found it strangely intriguing. It held my attention, kept me reading, and only made me roll my eyes a couple of times 😉

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bookaholic1
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Pickpick

I honestly wasn't sure about this book, but once I got into it, it turned out to be an awesome read.

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CorinnaBechko
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Panpan

Finished this at work and it was so aggressively not my cup of tea that I feel bad reviewing it. Suffice to say it was a comforting, chaste romance and I'm seriously not into those at all. #fantasy

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CorinnaBechko
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Hoping to finish this audiobook today while working on this fossil. Wish I was like the book as much as the work. Oh well.

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CorinnaBechko
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I suspect this book isn't my cup of tea, but it's nice to be listening to it while spending time at home with my cats at least.

Eyelit Oh, that cute face! 6mo
CorinnaBechko @Eyelit and I think he knows it! 6mo
Eyelit Truth. Cats usually do! 😹 6mo
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tricours
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Mehso-so

This was exactly what I‘d thought it‘d be, so I can‘t actually claim to be disappointed.

Everything is very easy plot wise when you can just explain it with a dream...

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RyleeMS
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Pickpick

Loved this book! Such amazing atmosphere and imagery. I felt like I was right there watching the events occur with my own eyes.

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BookBumming
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Pickpick

The Daughters of the Lake is a modern 5star Gothic masterpiece. WendyWebb levitates between centuries effortlessly. Her characters are packed with tangible dimension. Tragedy, humor, ghosts, romance, murder, redemption, justice, friendship, family and a magical lake spirit.. This novel is the story that keeps giving until its very last line. If you like books with ghosts and paranormal experiences.. this is the book! It was a PERFECT October read.

BookBumming “‘Fog will take your baby‘ the lake seemed to say to Marie. “It will spirit her away, and she will be gone forever when the mist lifts and the sun shines on the shore once again.”

“It was said that in November, the lake became sly and murderous.”
7mo
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KatieMiller
Mehso-so

It wasn‘t bad, but so annoying that all women in this book were so unfulfilled without their men. Women don‘t need to be in a relationship,so that they can be told how beautiful and sexy they are. They should already know that...

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 9mo
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nu-bibliophile
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Pickpick

This story took me on a loop. It's not creepy but the mystery is there and it's more complex than her other stories. I had my guesses but of course I wasn't sure if I was correct. The very last chapter was also surprising because as the mystery came to an end I suspected the story to close, but Ms. Webb decided to give one final blow. It was very unexpected and I literally had the open-mouthed look when I closed the book.

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nu-bibliophile
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*A hundred year old mystery.
*A lake with it's secrets.
*Drowned woman reaches out from the grave.

I'm excited on diving into this one! 🤗

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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

This is my first book club book choice for the group I started almost a decade ago! I‘m looking forward to discussing it tomorrow as it‘s probably between a so-so and a pick for me... I enjoyed the historical and modern plots, but didn‘t enjoy the omniscient POV or the somewhat stilted dialogue... I loved Alaska though! #malamutelit

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Karisa
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Mehso-so

Daughters of the Lake starts strong with some lovable characters and quaint locales. It falls apart by the end, wrapping things up quickly and throwing so many scenes in. Ideas were coming left and right without enough set up.

If the book could have settled in on one or two ideas done well, it would have given the focus needed to pull this book through to a stronger finish.

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Karisa
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@Andrew65 @ReadingMermaid

Here's my "stack" for #24B42019. Still narrowing it down to the final two. Happy reading, everyone!

Andrew65 Decisions, decisions! I hate choosing a new book to start, depending on my mood I can keep chopping and changing! Good luck with the Readathon!👍😊 11mo
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whisperingstories
Pickpick

This book had me hooked from the very first page to the last. The way the characters fell together was art to me. There was a perfect balance of romance, mystery, thrill, and paranormal. Highly recommend!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LiterRohde
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“The harsh winds of winter stirred up blinding blizzards that confused and consumed men who knew the land as well as they knew their own souls.”

#QuotsyDec18 | 17: #Blizzard

📷: Made with Typorama

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jdiehr
Pickpick

Often times, with the free Kindle First Reads, I pick a book that I wouldn't normally choose just to broaden my horizons and step out of my comfort zone. That was the case with this book and, guess what...I liked it!
A pick, but not an all-time favorite or anything. The story was fast-paced and kept me interested.

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overtheedge
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Pickpick


Although this has an overall feeling of melancholy, its a story of the powerful emotions of love, and a story of believing that anything is possible. A bittersweet story of connections and the supernatural.
4.6 /5
Review goodreads.com/overtheedge

Excellent story by the 'Queen of Northern Gothic Fiction', highly recommended.

jdiehr I think I have this on my Kindle! Gonna have to check... 12mo
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xandiecat
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Pickpick

4 out of 5 stars.

I was not expecting this to grab my attention in the way it did. I was bored waiting for my appointment at the eye doctor‘s office so I opened up my kindle app on my phone and opened the first book that was there. I finished it just a few hours later, I even didn‘t hear my waiter at dinner at one point.

There are quite a few parts of this book I do not quite understand and probably never will, but overall, it was entrancing.

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TheLibrarian
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Pickpick

Daughters of the Lake is a historical, gothic mystery ghost story that pulls you in from the start. It begins with Kate returning to her parents‘ house on the lake after she splits from her husband. A woman‘s body washes up on shore & the strange thing is the woman looks familiar. That‘s because Kate has been having dreams of her. Kate is determined to find out more about the dead mystery woman & begins her own investigation.

#octoberkindlefirst

DeleteAcct I picked this one too, glad to see a good review. 😊 13mo
heidisreads Wendy Webb just visited our library and read the first chapter of this for us! It was awesome to meet her and hear her stories. 13mo
TheLibrarian @heidifk How awesome! I‘m jealous. 13mo
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derr.liz
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When you get the whole row to yourself 😊

This book had so many enjoyable elements: mystical Lake Superior, ancestral spirits, revealing dreams, multiple generations -- what's not to love? 🌊👻💫🕰️

#spooktober #hallowreads #travelread #MinnesotaAuthors

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I haven't done a #kindlefirst in a really long time. This one seems interesting though.

rubyslippersreads I‘m thinking of picking this one too. 13mo
Book_Fairy_Mary I picked this one last night! 13mo
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quietjenn
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This was the Kindle First book I got this month. Not perfect, but it‘s made for very good commute reading this week!

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

Creepiness, madness, romance, mysterious happenings, beautiful houses, charming towns, selfishness, supernatural elements... all present and accounted for. It wasn't as atmospheric as I usually hope for in a gothic novel but it was pretty good. Left me wishing I had a Simon in my life.

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bookandbedandtea
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This is off to a good start. Hope it stays good! 🤞

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booksandsympathy
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After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents‘ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together—only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman‘s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She‘s seen her before. In her dreams… Sounds so good!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! Stacked! 13mo
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Felso
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Finally decided my October Kindle First Pick. Sounds really good.

sprainedbrain I got this one, too! 14mo
TaciturnWhenReading Me too! 14mo
bookandbedandtea This was my choice too 😊 14mo
tojuxtapose It was my choice too, I finished it yesterday. Have you started it yet? 13mo
Felso @KCCOkatey No, no yet. Can‘t wait to hear what you think. (edited) 13mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Kindle first pick for October. Anybody else make their selection yet? If so what did you pick? I was torn between this one and The Infinite Pieces of Us.

#kindlefirst #firstreads #amazonfirst #itsthefirstofthemonth #sopickyourbooksandcomeon

TheLibrarian I picked the Daughters of the Lake! 14mo
literarilythrilling I still haven't decided! This one sounds good, though. 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @TheLibrarian high five! 🙏🙏 14mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity @bookcoverjudge it's def intriguing. What are you stuck between? 14mo
literarilythrilling @Whimsical.Curiosity This one, The Dark Heart and River Bodies. 14mo
shadowspeak17 I picked this one too. 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @bookcoverjudge Dark Heart looked pretty dang good too. Too bad they don't give us all 5 🤣 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @shadowspeak17 the Goodreads synopsis was pretty solid. 14mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I picked River Bodies but it was between your pick and the one I went with. 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @That-Bookish-Hiker ooh what was the deciding factor? 14mo
Redwritinghood I also picked this one. 14mo
kyraleseberg I chose this also but The Dark Heart and River Bodies sounded amazing too so I'm sure I'll grab those from the library when they're released! 14mo
JessClark78 I picked this one too. 14mo
That-Bookish-Hiker It was so hard to chose! But ultimately I tend to lean towards the mystery and thrill of finding the murderer and having a woman who discovers him. @Whimsical.Curiosity (edited) 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Redwritinghood @JessClark78 🙏🙏🙏 woo! Can't wait to see reviews! 14mo
Lisaw13 I got this one too. I'm so bad at reading my Kindle First reads - my TBR is already ridiculous without adding to it! 14mo
zzz I'm still trying to decide but this is the one I have my eye on 😊 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @That-Bookish-Hiker yeah I can totally get that and do that myself. I'm a sucker for a thriller. 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Lisaw13 me too!! I download them every month but always find myself reading my hard/paper backs instead 🤣 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @kyraleseberg now that is a fabulous idea! I always add the ones I like to my #tbr on Goodreads and that is filling up way too quickly. 14mo
sprainedbrain I got this one, too! 14mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Kindle First pick - I was sold with “home on Lake Superior”. Want to sell me on a book just mention a connection to Michigan or the Great Lakes. #mittenlitten

jenniferw88 I went for this one too... although the word "Gothic" sold it for me! 14mo
BookwormAHN This is going to be my pick as well. 14mo
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Mdargusch
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#amazonfirstreads has some good choices this month. I want these 4. 👍🏼

Lel2403 I chose River Bodies....hard choice this month 14mo
Mdargusch I think I‘m going with the true crime @Lel2403 14mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m waist deep in netgalley reads right now so I haven‘t even looked at these. 14mo
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