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House by the Lake
House by the Lake | Ella Carey
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Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What s more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It s now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family s secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined.Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, "The House by the Lake" illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history."
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BarkingMadRun
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I found this book in a little free library and thought it looked interesting. I couldn't put it down and it surprised me constantly! I definitely reccomend! It bounces back and forth between 2010 and 1934ish... in Berlin and Paris.

cassiopia Odd question, is that just oatmeal with cinnamon and strawberries? 10mo
cassiopia That looks so darn good! I'm going to try it 😊 10mo
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BarkingMadRun I get it every week @cassiopia it's fabulous! 10mo
tpixie @BarkingMadRun at Panera?? ( trying to read your drink!) 10mo
tpixie @BarkingMadRun 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Early to the airport and now my flight is delayed. Book #3 started.

tpixie Thank goodness for books! My son‘s plane ✈️ was 6 hours late last night. Hope yours is faster!! 10mo
tpixie Lol. You posted 2 weeks ago!! I must just be on your thread!! Lol. 😂 10mo
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Texreader
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Look who was here to greet us at the lake house driveway just now. Hoping to read, relax, sew, and craft while here.

CouronneDhiver 😍😍 12mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 12mo
GingerAntics Oh wow. That's awesome!!! 12mo
Magpiegem Awwwwww so so gorgeous!! Have a lovely relaxing time xx 12mo
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CAnne
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I really enjoyed this book that shifts from modern-day America to Germany before and during WWII. The main character Anna attempts to unlock family secrets long buried by her recently deceased grandfather Max. Who was he really???

Bookzombie If I haven‘t mentioned it before, I think you would really like The Nightingale. 2y
CAnne @Bookzombie It's on my TBR list. 😊 2y
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CAnne
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Hidden family secrets. #smalltalk @IamIamIam

IamIamIam Thanks, @CAnne!!! 😄 2y
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Siobhan_c
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I enjoy books set during WWII (that sounds wrong to say, some how) so did enjoy this book. I have a knack for picking books in a series out of sequence. This book is the second of three books, fictional stories inspired by the Paris apartment that was left undisturbed for decades after the owners left during WWII. It sent me down a rabbit hole on the internet, searching out information and images of the original owner. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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kricheal
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Mehso-so

Not a bad story, but kind of boring.

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MarikaVangone
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"Voleva andarci subito, vedere i fantasmi della sua famiglia, la famiglia che avrebbe dovuto avere ma aveva perso. [...] Anna si alzò. Doveva andare al castello. Non poteva più aspettare."
#book #romance

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kricheal
House by the Lake | Ella Carey
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Starting this.... while waiting on my daughter to get done ice skating with friends. She's entered the age of "Mom is so embarrassing" ???

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Panpan

Ugh! An interesting premise turned into absolute inanity. There was an incredible amount of buildup to reveal that the main character's grandfather was, in fact, a Nazi who left the party after he was ordered to shoot his fiancé. This huge reveal was taken with little more than "oh, ok. He only did what he had to for his family and his country." I felt like there needed to be more substance- I felt nothing for these characters at all.

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TsahaiMakeda
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This was a really good story. Fleshed put pretty well with believable characters. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen.

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BookNAround
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Found in a Little Free Library today and it seemed apropos since we're currently in a house by the lake too.

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beagle.mama
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Current read. After bailing on my last title, I'm hoping for a winner here!

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