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Zip The Lake House I had really really wanted to wait a little closer to the publishing date to read this but based on all of the great feedback and my love of her previous novels I couldn t resist

Zip The Lake House I had really, really wanted to wait a little closer to the publishing date to read this, but based on all of the great feedback, and my love of her previous novels I couldn't resist. So here I sit having just finished... let me start off by saying that all expectations I had for this have been exceeded. I have enjoyed all of KM's novels but this one will easily go down as my favorite. As a writer, she has a unique gift of being able to weave past and present stories together in a way that seems effortless. In this, both stories had me captivated from the very beginning. My only criticism would be that the ending was a bit tidy for my liking, however, even this small fact does not deter me in the least from giving this a strong five star rating. Bravo, Kate!. The Lake House is Books 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 theA 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.. KATE MORTON grew up in the mountains of south east Queensland and lives now with her husband and three young sons in London She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels Kate harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she became sidetracked writing novels, and still feels a pang of longing each time she goes to the theatre and the house lights dim.Kate used to hide to read when she was small, and still believes that reading should be so pleasurable it feels almost illicit Her favourite novels are the sort that you can disappear inside, and the thing she most likes hearing from readers is that they stayed up far too late turning pages.Kate Morton has sold over 10 million copies in 34 languages, across 42 countries The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House have all been number one bestsellers around the world Kate is working on her sixth novel, with news to come soon.You can find information about Kate Morton and her books at katemorton or facebook KateMortonAuthor or follow at instagram katemortonauthor.. The best Book The Lake House I loved this book to start with and I hated this book by the end and therefore I found this such a difficult Novel to rate and review. Firstly the setting for the Lake house is amazing and Kate Morton has a wonderful sense of time and place in her novels. Set in two time frames, 1930s Cornwall and 2003 London the plot slowly unfolds and the author introduces two mysteries that need solving. I was totally drawn in by the descriptive and vivid writing and the wonderful images that that the author created. The characters in this novel are very well developed and likable, I loved the 1930s setting, the period house, set in an enchanted forest, a dysfunctional family with secrets and a mysteries going back 70 years.I was so taken with this novel that I bought the audio as well as the Kindle edition as well and I have to admit I even took this one to work as I just could not pull myself away. The Narrator was excellent on the audio version although the story did drag a little in places.So what was there to hate about this novel, it was too descriptive and way too drawn out. But the biggest disappointment of all was the contrived and fairytale ending. It was so bad I wanted to fling my kindle across the room. It felt like the author got bored and just wanted out. There was also a few incidents in the story where you would have to seriously suspend belief. I always urge people to judge a book for yourself because we all differ on how we react to a story and I am in the minority on this one.I did find this an atmospheric read but not as good as her first couple of novels.
The Lake House Jun , A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it s too late. The Lake House film The Lake House A Novel Jun , While all Kate Morton novels have a mystery or two or five , The Lake House is her most overt mystery story, featuring a detective trying to unravel a cold missing persons case, as well as a mystery crime writer. The Lake House Rotten Tomatoes Jun , The story is about a doctor played by Sandra Bullock and a guy who used to live at her very same lake house played by Keanu Reeves They are able to communicate through the mailbox of the house The Lake House at Sylvan Beach Food Slots Drinks Welcome to The Lake House, where the drinks are cool, the slots are hot and there s always fun on the menu With a foot lighthouse and outdoor dining, Sylvan Beach just got a whole lot cooler Especially because now you can win Must be years of age to enter. The Lakehouse Bellevue Inspired by Bellevue s sense of place and evolution, the menu spotlights the produce sourced from our ever evolving grower and farmer relationships Expect the highest level of detail and imagination executed in simple, fresh, produce driven craft cooking, accented with local seafoods and meats, handmade pasta and a house made larder.

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    KATE MORTON grew up in the mountains of south east Queensland and lives now with her husband and three young sons in London She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels Kate harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she became sidetracked writing novels, and still feels a pang of longing each time she goes to the theatre and the house lights dim.Kate used to hide to read when she was small, and still believes that reading should be so pleasurable it feels almost illicit Her favourite novels are the sort that you can disappear inside, and the thing she most likes hearing from readers is that they stayed up far too late turning pages.Kate Morton has sold over 10 million copies in 34 languages, across 42 countries The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House have all been number one bestsellers around the world Kate is working on her sixth novel, with news to come soon.You can find information about Kate Morton and her books at katemorton or facebook KateMortonAuthor or follow at instagram katemortonauthor.

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  • I loved this book to start with and I hated this book by the end and therefore I found this such a difficult Novel to rate and review Firstly the setting for the Lake house is amazing and Kate Morton has a wonderful sense of time and place in her novels Set in two time frames, 1930s Cornwall and 2003 London the plot slowly unfolds and the author introduces two mysteries that need solving I was totally drawn in by the descriptive and vivid writing and the wonderful images that that the author cre [...]


  • I had really, really wanted to wait a little closer to the publishing date to read this, but based on all of the great feedback, and my love of her previous novels I couldn t resist So here I sit having just finished let me start off by saying that all expectations I had for this have been exceeded I have enjoyed all of KM s novels but this one will easily go down as my favorite As a writer, she has a unique gift of being able to weave past and present stories together in a way that seems effort [...]


  • Hmm Good, but not as good as I expected Feeling a little underwhelmed right now This one had been sitting on my Audible shelf for a long time Even though it has been on the bestseller lists forever, the twenty plus hour length was daunting Finally, I decided to tackle it.The story is told in multiple timeframes early 1900s, 1930 s and 2003 and has multiple stories woven together The common thread is Sadie Sparrow, a London detective on leave after leaking information to the press about a case sh [...]


  • I only got through a quarter of it Just cannot get interested in the story Jumps back and forth between multiple time periods and characters with long winded descriptions about everything and everyone It was like listening to someone trying to tell me a story that cannot stay on track I liked her other books Perhaps I m too impatient and the timing for this one was not right Reading can be such a subjective endeavor sometimes.


  • Either I m now so old, bitter and cynical that I can no longer enjoy harmless fluff, or this wasn t anywhere near as good as Kate Morton s others Two things are inevitable when authors recycle the same formula a you ll compare every detail of each new book to its predecessors, and b there will come a point when said formula starts to feel tired and past its best The Lake House just doesn t have the same magically indulgent appeal as the author s previous books, though the ingredients are there a [...]


  • Two different story lines decades apart, a young boy missing in the past and a policewoman at odds with her superiors and a woman author, make up this story As with all Morton novels, very descriptive and atmospheric, maybe too much so Her novels seem to follow a pattern, but this is a comfort read, one know exactly what one will get A little suspense, a family tragedy, secrets and at last a d nouement As for the end, a little to pat, too neatly tied up and ultimately a disappointment.


  • I never review Morton s books They are just a reading treat, kinda like a piece of reading chocolate As always, enjoyable but this one was a bit too neatly tied up at the end.


  • I tried but I can t like this one as much as every one else does The story is good, some of the characters are interesting but the author just uses far too many words I was obliged to skim quite a lot of the text just because she rambled so far from the purpose of the book And then one complete star off for that awfully contrived ending Sorry everyone who loved it it obviously just wasn t for me


  • Welcome to LoeannethYou are in a lush and abundant English garden in Cornwall on a secluded lakeside estate.You know the kind the ones that seem naturally resplendent with rhododendron, foxglove, bluebells, boxwood, ivy and creeping phlox So beautiful and fragrant it overwhelms your sense of sight and sound and smell Perhaps tea will be served by the gateway, just over that knoll, where you can follow the pathway down to the lake.Decades ago, in 1933, back at the house, on a midsummer night s ev [...]


  • 4.5 stars But of course one does not need to have commited murder to write about it One simply requires an aquaintance with man s dark depths, and the inclination to explore them to their very end Besides, haven t we all experienced the desire to kill, if only for a moment I loved this This was my first novel by Kate Morton and it definitely won t be my last On a summer evening in 1933, eleven month old Theo Edevane vanishes from his crib and is nowhere to be found After months of searching with [...]


  • 4 I always like Kate Morton s books, and I liked this one too They are very long, complicated, multi generational mysteries made up of criminal incidents and unexplained events long past that someone today has become curious about She doesn t play favourites Each generation and character is fleshed out and recognisable That s what makes her books so long And there are boatloads of red herrings Every time I d figured it out and thought Oh, come on, get on with it already she d toss us another lit [...]



  • Kate Morton is one of those authors that are so high up on my list of favorites that I literally hate that I have to wait so long for a new book of hers to come out Then when her novel does get published my greedy hands takes one and then I m sad that I ve read it, I have to wait so long for another She can t win Of course, I loved this novel Its Kate Morton after all, and she only does supreme excellence in the writing department She knows how to set the mood, knows her characters, and her gran [...]


  • The novel starts in Cornwall in 1933 with 16 year old Alice Edevane in the family country house of Loeanneth and the Midsummer Eve party that affected several lives Then the story moves to 2003 and introduces the reader to Sadie Sparrow, who is on enforced leave from the Metropolitan police after her refusal to let go of a case involving a grandmother, mother and abandoned child Sadie feels the mother has not abandoned her baby at all and there is to the story Is she right This is just one of t [...]


  • The Lake House by Kate Morton is a 2015 Atria publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.While Kate Morton has written several highly praised novels, I m embarrassed to admit this is the first of her books I have read So, I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this one, but I had a feeling I was going to like it Alice, a successful mystery writer and Sadie Sparrow, a detective visiting her grandfather while on leave [...]


  • MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List I just.I was so into what I was reading and the way the book went back and forth I forgot to write down page numbers for excerpts accept for one I can t believe what I just read EXCERPT She lowered the bag into the hole and for a split second the moon seemed to peer from behind a cloud Tears threatened as she scooped the dirt back, but she fought them To cry, here and now, was an indulgence, she refused to grant herself She patted the ground flat, slapped he [...]


  • An abandoned house in enchanting Cornwall coupled with a seventy year old cold case of a missing child Interest piqued Mine certainly was Add to that the author is Kate Morton and I knew I was in for a treat I wasn t disappointed.1914 The beloved home of the Edevane family called Loeanneth is a magical place of love, laughter and contentment The mother, Eleanor had been brought up in the house and after marrying her husband, Anthony, he purchased it for her, an astounding gift for the love of hi [...]


  • She d realized recently an awareness that coincided with her new obsession for Agatha Christie that what her previous story attempts were missing was a puzzle, a complex, knotty twist of events designed to mislead and bewilder readers Also, a crime The key to the perfect novel, Alice had decided, was to revolve the story around a crime s solution, all the while tricking the reader by making it seem she was doing one thing when in fact she was merrily doing another I ve had a brilliant idea, she [...]


  • There are some wonderful books where houses become central characters I can think of Tara in Gone With The Wind and Manderley in Rebecca Kate Morton writes great books where the houses are characters and this one is no different Loeanneth, The Lake House, is so important to this story It was once a small house on a larger estate but it s certainly not small by current definition It s a magic place with a private lake and great grounds for picnics and exploring.In 1933 a couple lived there with t [...]


  • THE LAKE HOUSE is a lovely story told in alternating time periods, and at its heart, the mystery of a boy who went missing in the 1930s While on leave from her job, a police detective stumbles upon an abandoned estate in Cornwall, and discovers the 70 year old cold case of Theo Edevane s disappearance from the house The story shifts between the present and past, back to 1933 and Theo s sister Alice s account of what happened leading up to his disappearance I enjoyed the book very descriptive, wi [...]


  • Alice the author and sister of Theo and Sadie the detective.Would these two women be able to find information about the disappearance 70 years ago of 11 month old Theo if they worked together on this cold case even though the police had not been able to find one clue or to find Theo Alice had lived the nightmare of her brother s disappearance, and Sadie wanted to investigate the years old case after she found the sprawling, abandoned estate of the Edevane family.I LOVED exploring the estate and [...]


  • The novel opens in the summer of 1933 with Alice Edevane 16 years old watching the preparations for the family s annual Midsummer Night party Alice, second daughter of the wealthy Eleanor and Anthony Edevane lived on the beautiful country estate of Loeanneth in Cornwall, revelling in an idyllic life where she was free to explore the woods and the lake Alice had recently decided she was going to be a writer and had decided to present her first manuscript to her friend, Ben Munro, a handsome young [...]


  • Not my favorite Morton.ew on the way Stay tuned I will start by saying I love Kate Morton s writing She has the ability to paint a setting and a time in history like very few writers She is also wonderful at her character development I can picture the story and each character as the book unfolds Butis was not my favorite I felt like she crammed a bit too much into one story There were mysteries, and a family full of secrets which eventually are revealed and a heroine who is coming to terms with [...]


  • So when is she writing another one Kate Morton is one of those authors whose settings are so vivid, they make you nostalgic for a similar time or place even when you ve never been there She also draws fully dimensional characters, and along with that comes sadness and failing, and reality of life Normally I don t enjoy books that drag me into acknowledging harsh realities, but Morton is one author who does it in such a way that I can t help admiring it This is another wonderfully written book, a [...]


  • I love Kate Morton s books because they re always exactly what you expect them to be cozy mysteries with a past present split that are absolutely stacked with family secrets The Lake House is no exception, and it was perfect to curl up with for a few afternoons and lose myself in There are a few different mysteries working in tandem here, but the main thread of the plot is the 1933 disappearance of 11 month old Theo Edevane, who is taken from the Edevane family estate charmingly named Loeanneth [...]


  • What can I say about The Lake House that hasn t already been said Kate Morton is a masterful story teller, observing the small nuances of human nature, things that don t change through time, giving the reader parallels between mother and daughter they were so alike although Alice never saw the side of her mother the reader was privy to and the parallels in characters of the 1930 s and those in 2003.This quote from the book sums up Morton s writing perfectly She certainly knew how to write she ha [...]


  • Kate Morton s The Lake House is an enchanting and well written book A real page turner I love these kinds of books with a secret in the past that will be revealed in the future.Alice Edevane little brother Theo disappeared at the family s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England when she was 16 and he was never found again And, for some reason Alice blames herself for this, but why In present time is Sadie Sparrow, a police officer on forced leave staying at her grandfather s place in Cornwa [...]


  • Cheio de personagens ricas e intrigantes, cedo nos apaixonamos por personagens como Alice, uma menina sonhadora, que depressa se v ter talento para as artes, de tal forma que anda sempre com um bloco de notas o seu pai Anthony, um homem carinhoso e apaixonado Eleanor, m e de Alice, cuja educa o foi austera e reprimida, mas que viveu apaixonado por Anthony at ao fim dos seus dias Deborah, irm de Alice, mais terra a terra Clementine uma maria rapaz que quis ser piloto na Segunda Guerra Mundial Dep [...]


  • This novel is very descriptive and multifaceted I applaud the author for her intricately woven plot line However, I was hoping for a surprise ending like in The Secret Keeper Instead, I predicted most of the ending correctly Giving this book 3 stars for being both humdrum and captivating I would read another book by Kate Morton.


  • Really lovely A thoughtful story, with very human characters The ending felt quite coincidental, but overall, a great story Find reviews and bookish fun at princessandpen


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