GoodReads Synopsis: Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake's magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life? Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found.
My Thoughts: I can't begin to describe how much I loved this book! I was not at all excited to read it, but it was due back at the library sooner than the other books I had, so I picked it up. And I'm SO glad I did. I immediately loved the way Sarah Addison Allen wrote-- her descriptions of things were such descriptive word pictures. But the best part of the book were the characters she created-- all of them unique in their own way but all incredibly loveable, from the 90 year old lady to the 40 year old handyman to the eight year old girl. In fact, Devin (the little girl) was my favorite character-- I want to have a daughter like her.
It's a fantastic story of the joys of childhood, the persistence of love, and learning how to grieve and let go. I absolutely recommend this book!!