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The Lake House
The Lake House | Kate Morton
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper.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. 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...
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katiekat311
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

I struggled between so-so and a pick. It being quite a bit slower than anticipated was the deciding factor. I couldn‘t tell if the information they were giving me was always entirely relevant or not. I found myself thinking “..and the point is”, whilst convincing myself it would all come together. It was a good book, not earth shattering, but good. Definitely didn‘t need to be as long as it was. 🤷🏻‍♀️

SilversReviews Loved this book. 8mo
katiekat311 @SilversReviews I didn‘t HATE this book, by no means. It was enjoyable, it just felt long. Could‘ve been my headspace as a teacher ending school soon 🤣 8mo
SilversReviews @katiekat311 😀😀😀 8mo
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APLitlife
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

I am really struggling through this one. I read the back of the book and thought it would be so good, but the “disappearance of the little boy” is very little of the book. Didn‘t even barely mention it until the 15th chapter. It is more about the backstory of the women in the family. Pushing through because I am stubborn 😁.

GondorGirl I am a HUGE Kate Morton fan, but this wasn't my favorite of hers. 10mo
APLitlife @GondorGirl I have another one of her books. Definitely will give her another try. 10mo
Lauram I struggled to get through this one. It‘s going to be a long time before I attempt another one by Morton. 10mo
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Paginetta

All'inizio mi ha preso molto con i suoi due piani temporali, cosa che spesso mi porta sceglierli, ma proseguendo con la lettura e un po' mi sta annoiando. Ci sono 3 archi temporali con belle storie ma rimane tutto un po' troppo frammentato e il mistero al momento, dopo un centinaio di pagine, rimane sullo sfondo.
Vediamo un po'...

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Paginetta
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Libro2 #Giallo #Storico
Dopo la delusione di Bussi ritorno alla mia cara Kate #Morton, per immergermi in un mistero del passato.
#ilmio2022 #ilmioGennaio2022

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Kshakal
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Eggs Perfect 11mo
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Lauram
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

I‘m usually a big fan of Kate Morton but this book was too long and the conclusion (while not entirely predictable) was a little too tidy for my tastes.

Jess861 I had the same thoughts. Love Kate Morton - but this is my least favourite of hers that I've read. 13mo
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sblbooks
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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#12AuthorsIn22. Day 9 Kate Morton
The one book I've read: The Lake House was great.
#mystery What is your favorite by this author?

Lauram The House at Riverton was my favorite Morton book. (edited) 13mo
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Lauram
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Covid isolation day 7 and I haven‘t read a single book. Hoping to make some progress on this tonight.

Crazeedi Feel better soon! 13mo
Librarybelle Hope you are doing okay! 13mo
Megabooks 💜💜💜 13mo
kspenmoll Get well soon! 13mo
Lauram @Librarybelle @Crazeedi @kspenmoll @Megabooks Thanks! Fortunately, I‘ve been triple vaccinated and my symptoms have been mild. Only 1 more day of isolation! 13mo
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LapReader
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Scored well at the local book swap yesterday.

SilversReviews Loved THE LAKE HOUSE and all of her books. THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN is my favorite. 2y
LapReader Mine too so far @SilversReviews (edited) 2y
SilversReviews @LapReader 😀😀😀 2y
SilversReviews I just saw THE WASHERWOMAN‘S DREAM. Please let me know how that one is. I remember reading a book to my son called THE WILD WASHERWOMEN. We had lots of laughs. . LOL 2y
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Jess861
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Mehso-so

While I still enjoyed this book it is definitely my least favourite book from Kate Morton (that I've read). As always, the writing was excellent but I found the story hard to get into and even when it did pick up a bit I found it to be somewhat predictable. It lacked some of the magic I found reading her other books. I also wasn't a fan of the main character being a detective - that might be where some of the magic was lost for me.

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Jess861
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Another beautiful evening to spend some time outside reading with a cold tea. This time a delicious cold kiwi tea. Really hoping I can put a dent in this book tonight as I'm a little over halfway through and it's starting to pick up. I found the beginning of the book a bit harder to get into than I usually do for a Kate Morton book.

#KiwiTea #SummerReading #BeautifulDay #QuietTime

LazyOwl I found this one hard to get into as well. I did enjoy, but probably my least favourite of Kate Morton. 2y
Jess861 @LazyOwl I completely agree. Even though it has picked up a bit - I'm still not enjoying it as much as other Kate Morton books. 2y
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Jess861
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We had a busy day at a family BBQ today - lots of sun, swimming and eating. We are finally home and the kids are in bed. Picked up a delicious Strawberry Acai drink on the way home to enjoy in the backyard with my current read. It is perfect weather for some outdoor reading.

#CurrentlyReading #EveningReading #StrawberryAcai #BackyardReading #MeTime

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Jess861
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Starting The Lake House by Kate Morton next. I'm enjoying it so far but not as much as her others (although it is very early in the book). I think I'm having a book hangover from Pachinko. Supposed to rain tomorrow so I thought I'd sneak in some outdoor reading now that the kids are asleep.

#Fiction #CurrentlyReading #SummerReading

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Wonderwoman89
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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I got this book from ThriftBooks. It is going to be my next read but may take awhile since vacation is over with. Hope it is as good as the reviews say it is.

SilversReviews It is VERY good. 2y
Wonderwoman89 @SilversReviews did it start off very slow to you? I am on chapter six and about ready to put it aside. (edited) 2y
SilversReviews I read it a while ago...not sure, but I would keep on going..it‘s good. Keep me posted. Let me look at my review. 2y
Wonderwoman89 I am. I think I am just getting mixed on the characters and time frame which is confusing to me. Not much has happened yet. 2y
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cassareada
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Hey Littens, long time no check in. I swear I'll get better 🤞🏻😄

Life update: I'm in my new apartment and I'm really excited about my little record player station complete with plants I haven't killed yet and of course, books!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and has a wonderful week 🥰

Plant names from left to right: Yeli, Fred, Bob, and Sally.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks beautiful! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Love the flooring! 👌 2y
kspenmoll So nice! 2y
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Amiable Hi Yeli, Fred, Bob, and Sally! :) 2y
cassareada @Amiable they say "Hello" back :) 2y
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Emma_PK
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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I really enjoyed this read. The sort of book that is perfect for curling up on the sofa. It has a strong sense of atmosphere and Morton's clever use of juxtaposing two timelines that mirror and converge is very compelling. The lives and stories of the characters are carefully woven together and transport you to each setting with ease. It has a good pace with lots of small enticing twists.

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Emma_PK
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Just finished The Lake House by Kate Morton by the fire on a lovely lazy Sunday. Perfect day.

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AmyK1
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Pickpick

Theo Edevane disappears from his crib one June night in 1933, never to be heard from again. Sadie Sparrow is a police detective on leave from her job in London in 2003 when she comes across the Lake House and the story of Theo and his family. I enjoyed this one. Lots of twists and turns. It kept me guessing right to the end.

3rd bingo for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 3y
TheAromaofBooks You've made fabulous progress on your board this month!! 3y
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MichelleInMaine
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Pickpick

I listened to the audiobook version of this - the quick change of dates with each chapter made it tricky to keep track of the story line at first. (It would‘ve been easier had I been reading it.) But once I got used to when and where, I really liked this story.

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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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*) I know that‘ still today many veterans don‘t talk about their experiences but I have a strong belief that doing so would help – them and others.

I‘m well aware that back then it must have been even less proper to reveal mental problems than it is today. I know this. But what a rubbish. It‘s proper to force them to fight in a war they didn‘t cause but when it comes to taking care of the consequences, then it‘s: “Not my table.” 😠

Humans. 😢

ShyBookOwl 💔 3y
JacqMac So true. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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Pickpick

Wow‼️ I‘m impressed. For me this was so much more than a feel-good-novel or “chick-lit”. It was a tiny bit lengthy here and there but I loved all the strong women who fought for their beliefs and merits. (Although I have a crush on Peter. ☺️)

I read a lot about PTSD after WWI and am very thankful that times have changed. *)

And I loved to peek into the head of a writer/author.

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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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Yepp, this book has grabbed me.

The “accidental coincidences” are a bit too obvious with Eleanor, Sadie‘s misconduct, another secret and 2 unsolved cases. But I like it. I like how the plot is told, I like Alice and Sadie and Eleanor who is a bit devious. Although … How would I change if my husband came home with PTSD? 🤔 A shame but I absolutely wasn‘t aware that this has already been a problem in WWI. (Therapy back then must have been a laugh.)

ravenlee They used to call it “battle fatigue” or “shell shock” and there usually wasn‘t much treatment at all. Sometimes rest, but often the soldiers suffering were treated as cowards trying to avoid the fight. 😤 3y
Buechersuechtling @ravenlee You brilliantly summarise what I read. As I said in my last post about this book: What a rubbish. You are (morally) forced to fight in a war you didn‘t ask for but when it comes to dealing with the consequences, it‘s: “Not my table.” 😠 – Even if they were trying to avoid the fight: That‘s reason- and understandable. There would be less war if those who declare it were the first being sent into the field to fight. (Sorry for my rant.)
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ravenlee I‘m from a military family - both paternal grandparents, lots of uncles, my father, my brother and his wife, my cousin, myself, and my husband is still serving. We volunteered for a variety of reasons, but I can‘t imagine being forced into it. And I agree that if the powers that be had any “skin in the game” their decisions would likely be vastly different. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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Oh, I hate it, when the days pass by and leave me with a feeling that I didn‘t manage to read enough. Which, if I look at it in the cold light of day, certainly is codswallop for those last 2 days.

But it feels differently.

So I‘m very happy to be able to return to Eleanor, Alice, Sadie and Loeanneth. Yes, it took me a while to acquire a taste for how many different women seem to have the makings of being a protagonist – but now I‘m hooked.

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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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https://bit.ly/38ElFFU

Not that bad.

Thanks for flushing this into my feed, @JacqMac ‼️ I was surprised how much I have already read in my life. There are quite a few titles on the list that I plan to read but since I very much rely on my local libraries I have to have a lot of staying power concerning the brand-new and hyped ones. Also some of the children‘s classics I grew up with are missing, surely due to cultural differences. 🤷🏽‍♀️

JacqMac 👏 Good job! A lot of them are still on my TBR, too. It‘s a good list. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary

1.) I take whatever format the book is in. But if I may choose, I take e-books for chunksters because that‘s more handy.

2.) Library, definitely‼️ ➕ those the in-laws give me when they are through.

3.) Yeah, I often listen to audiobooks in my car or when I‘m doing chores. Or when I too exhausted to read a physical book.

4.) Via my online library‘s app.

5.) Tagged. Kate Morton‘s “The Lake House”.

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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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I also like the cover in black and white.

Alternating timelines are quite common in Kate Morton‘s books. In here, the plot seems to jump back between 1933 and 2003.

And as often with Kate Morton‘s tales I seem to need a while until I become comfortable with the plot of the past. Right from the beginning of the third chapter I like Sadie much better than I did like Alice before.

The first chapter leaves you guessing who‘s acting.
Perfect start!

GondorGirl It took me a minute to figure which book you were reading, but once I did I can't help but agree. Kate Morton's books take a minute to get into because of the different perspectives, but always end up loving the story. She's an insta-buy author for me, because her books always surprise me. 3y
Buechersuechtling @GondorGirl Wow‼️ Really good how fast you found out which book I am talking about. 🙌🏼 I‘m sure you correctly identified it as 3y
Buechersuechtling @GondorGirl I really loved “The forgotten Garden” whereas “The Secret Keeper” was just an okay read for me. Not bad but also not outstanding. I think I just went in with too high expectations. 3y
GondorGirl @Buechersuechtling I'm a huge Kate Morton fan! I've read all of her books multiple times. 🧡 3y
GondorGirl @Buechersuechtling Forgotten Garden is my very favorite of hers! 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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@ljuliel asked.
Here is part 2️⃣ of my answers. 👇🏼

How long could you go without reading?

Judged objectively quite a while; a week or so. But subjectively I feel cheated for my evening time if I don‘t have at least some minutes with my (audio)book‼️

ljuliel I need to have something to read close at hand. I try to read every day , and do unless I become bogged down with daily worries. I try to read a lot to train my brain to go in a different direction rather than worrying about things I have no control over. 3y
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel I know so well what you mean. Especially audiobooks have become a helpful antidote when I‘m lying in bed tiredly but realise that my head runs in circles round tasks, duties and to-dos at the office. 🙄 3y
ljuliel Yep. Same with me. Audiobooks run all night long. I have to tag them when I go to bed because I need to rewind back to where I stopped last. They help to make me think about other stuff. 3y
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Buechersuechtling @ljuliel Great minds think alike. 😄 Same here. I always set a sleep timer and when I set a too long duration I can be sure that the next day I need to rewind about 2/3 of the time it has played to find the last words I remember from the night before. 3y
ljuliel We are lucky to live in a time where audiobooks are available. 💕 3y
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel Might sound silly but that‘s a good point. 👍🏼 I hope I remember it for the next time when somebody asks me what I am thankful for. Although, this is a tricky question. Seems so simple, but once you start pondering, so many things come to your mind – at least to mine. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Seehaus: Roman | Kate Morton
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“Sing, Unburied, sing” was quite strong, profound stuff and I felt like I need and/or am now “entitled” 😉 to turn to a more light read .

This Kate Morton now sits quite a while on my online library‘s wish list but every time I wanted to check it out, someone else had already been faster. So after I saw this morning that it is available I felt lucky 🍀 and quickly snatched it home with me. 😃

Bklover What a beautiful cover! 3y
Buechersuechtling @Bklover Nice, isn‘t it? Also makes it easy to guess the book‘s English title: “The Lakehouse”. I must admit that “Kate Morton” in combination with that cover was enough to decide that I want to read it. I didn‘t even glance at what it‘s all about. 🤭😉 3y
Bklover Her book covers used to be pretty in the US but the most recent is not nearly as nice. This one you have is just gorgeous! 3y
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ljuliel I haven‘t read any of this author. I guess I should give her a try ! 3y
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel I very much liked (edited) 3y
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel But “The Secret Keeper” was just okay for me. Not bad but also not outstanding. I think I just went in with too high expectations. 3y
ljuliel I‘ll have to remember that and not start with the one you liked least ! 3y
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Ninja2020
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Read the book in 2 days, a real page turner. The story jumps between the 1930s and 2003, so it can be difficult to keep up. Lots of twists and cliffhangers. Great book

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Ninja2020
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I was given this as birthday present over 4 years ago. Hopefully this will be the year I finally read it.

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Heatherfeather
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Pickpick

I liked this! It was like a thoroughly entertaining BBC mini series with twists and surprises in every chapter. It was a satisfying onion of a story.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

I wouldn‘t say the mystery of The Lake House gripped me – I was more mildly curious about how it would turn out. I did find the big reveal to be a bit of a set-up, though, a very heavy-handed reminder that all mothers deeply, truly, no-matter-what love their children, and blood is thicker than water and all that. Still, it ties up all of the loose ends. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-lake-house-kate-morton/ #Bestseller

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Rachel52
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I'm loving my new e-reader, I've finished two books so far. The Lake House was brilliant, I couldn't put it down and A Vintage Summer was a nice summery feel good book.

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suvata
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The Lake House was just a little bit more special to me then the other books that I read by her. I don‘t know if it‘s because I related so well to the characters or because it‘s just the kind of mystery story I like. A 70-year-old cold case about a missing child finally gets solved and what twisted loop of evidence that had to be untangled before the solution could be revealed. It had me on my toes the entire time.

SilversReviews It was very good. Recommending it to my book club. They loved THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN so they should LOVE this one too. 3y
LauraBeth I‘ve only read one of her books - The Forgotten Garden - and keep meaning to read more by her. I‘m going to pick this up! 3y
suvata @SilversReviews @LauraBeth I think it‘s a great choice for both of you 3y
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TheSpineView
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💙 3y
tdrosebud I really liked this book. 3y
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TheSpineView @tdrosebud It had been on my TBR list forever! Maybe I should move or up!. 3y
tdrosebud @TheSpineView It had a few twists to it. Everytime I thought I had something figured out, something happened to make me question my thoughts. 3y
TheSpineView @tdrosebud Good... I like books that keep me guessing! 3y
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inthegreensandblues
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LaGuardia Airport, waiting to board for the flight home after working in NYC all week. It's been amazing but I cannot wait to get home! 😴💤💤💤

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nicoleyosick
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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The description Loanneth, this beautiful estate full of enchanted gardens had me enthralled from the beginning. Full of twists & mystery.

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MandellaL
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Actually finished this one a few days ago, but just getting around to posting. I really enjoyed it! I didn't figure the mystery out until almost the very end, which I appreciate. There were a lot of different emotions and complex characters, too.

SilversReviews LOVED this book...I didn‘t figure it out at all. LOL!! Thanks for commenting. 4y
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MandellaL
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The upside to waiting rooms is time to read.

Lynnsoprano And that‘s the truth 😂 4y
Ruthiella True! A good use of time!😀 4y
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MandellaL
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Summer backyard reading 😎☀️

GondorGirl Ooo- I love Kate Morton! 😍 4y
MandellaL @GondorGirl this is my first by her, but I am really enjoying it. Will likely read more! 4y
GondorGirl @MandellaL Forgotten Garden is my favorite. 😉 4y
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MandellaL
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Today's library pick up. Can't wait to start it!

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MaureenMc
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Morton follows her typical back-and-forth-in-time formula in this mystery surrounding the disappearance of a baby. Even though I didn‘t really like one of the main protagonists, I still couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough, and I adored many of the other characters. Also, the majority of the book takes place during the summer, & I love when my season matches that of the book I‘m reading.

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 👍🏻♥️ 4y
RaimeyGallant That mug! :) 4y
Centique Love the mug SO much! 😍🦉🦉🦉 4y
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HannahPolly
The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Gripping and addictive, although the ending was slightly unbelievable. But good characters and lots of twists.

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LapReader
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I‘ve signed up for this swap. I need some fellow Aussies to sign up too. Europe is my favourite place. Present or something like the tagged book would be my favourite time wise. #staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit Thanks for posting! 4y
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Llanphear
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I just adore this author. Her love of old houses, secrets, and gardens. ❤️ I loved the ending of this one—less grim than some of her other novels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️