Lost Lake is by Sarah Addison Allen. Kate's husband died a year ago. She has been lost in grief and allowed her mother-in-law (Cricket) to run things. As she and her young daughter prepare to leave their home and move in with Cricket, she begins to wake up and find she does want to live again. When her daughter, Devin, finds an old post card in the attic from her great aunt Eby asking her to come to visit her at Lost Lake, Kate decides to go. Lost Lake was the best summer of her childhood and she feels drawn to return. When they arrive they discover Eby is about to sell Lost Lake to a real estate developer. As the few remaining regular customers arrive to spend their last summer at Lost Lake, Allen's special brand of magical realism and romance begins to take over. Fans of Allen's writing will love this novel as well. Her special take on the South and the people who live there is as charming as ever.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).