Ladies of the Lake

Ladies of the Lake

Book - 2009
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Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose--all with grown children of their own--have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother's will requires them to spend the whole summer--without friends or family--"camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312316952
031231695X
Branch Call Number: FIC Smith 6939
Characteristics: ix, 372 p

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Sep 17, 2017

The story started out well. I enjoyed the writing and the interplay between the very different sisters as they sought to satisfy the conditions of their grandmother's will with varying degrees of enthusiasm and motivation.
Then the plot took a detour into the ridiculous, which had its humorous moments but also had me thinking "Really??" Then the romance pretty well took over with all the trappings of wealthy handsome guy takes fancy to the sister desperate for her part of grandmother's inheritance which to be quite honest was a bit disappointing in its predictability.
However the story had enough going for it, it was worth finishing and being the first book I have read of Haywood Smith, I'd like to try something else she has written. I'm hoping for a good read.

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greenacres
May 26, 2011

Slow moving, light romance. I think it's geared for the 55+ crowd. But, if u like a happy ending, this book will satisfy.

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