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    PDF The Lake of Dreams read The Lake of Dreams This book is awful Let me count the waysI hate books where the characters act nothing like real people and this book is a prime example of that failing If you lived away from home for five years and returned for an extended visit and immediately pissed off your brother who never left by the way by telling your mother that his girlfriend was pregnant after he specifically asked you not to do so would you call him at 10

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    read The Lake of Dreams read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards Kim Edwards Ê 8 download I received this book through Goodreads First Read contest Thankfully I didn't spend any money on it I have to be honest and say that I was pretty disappointed in this book It was hard to believe the same author that wrote my beloved “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” wrote thisthisboring crap of a book Well maybe the word “crap” is a little harsh The book did get a lot of good reviews so it could just be me and my crazy opinions I

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    read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards PDF The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download Twenty nine year old Lucy Jarrett left her upstate New York home town called 'The Lake of Dreams' soon after her father accidently drowned a decade ago Lucy went to college became a hydrologist and took a series of overseas jobs Two years ago Lucy met Yoshi in Jakarta and they fell in love and settled down in Japan where

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    Kim Edwards Ê 8 download read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards PDF The Lake of Dreams I love Ms Edwards lyrical and descriptive language Every scene is brilliantly painted Her story was riveting flowing between past and present with complete ease I was probably most intrigued by the discovery of old letters and the main character's Lucy's journey to decipher the author's fascinating storyBut this book has so many components beyond that There is the veil of mystery surrounding Lucy's father's death her

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    PDF The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download read The Lake of Dreams This book while brimming with possibility is a promise unfulfilledA young woman Lucy returns from Japan to her upstate New

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    Kim Edwards Ê 8 download PDF The Lake of Dreams I made it to about page 100 befo

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    PDF The Lake of Dreams read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards read The Lake of Dreams I wish I had liked this book better It held some promise at the beginning But finally after having persevered and doggedly pursued the end I mostly just felt let downI didn't read The Memory Keeper's Daughter I kept picking it up and thinking maybe but then putting it back on the shelf at the library And I almost wish I had done that with this book It has received mostly good reviews But1 This story seems like one I've read a million tim

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    PDF The Lake of Dreams read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards Kim Edwards Ê 8 download The Lake of Dreams is certainly no Memory Keeper's Daughter but it's still a compelling mystery for the most part where small town family life meets the magic of the past

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    PDF The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download I had a serious love hate relationship with this book I loved the family history part of the story both the suffragette's actual story and how the protagonist traces this forgotten branch of the family through historical archives what can I say? That sort of thing is crack to a librarian I also loved the colorful settings and activities the author used and describedI hated the protagonist though Her arrogance

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    read The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download PDF The Lake of Dreams The Good StuffWonderful realistic charactersAuthor really understands the inner workings of a family and its dynamicsI really understood Lucy's need to understand about her family historyFascinating information and history and the portrayal of women in organized religionLoved the character of the priest Suzi and her conversations

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read The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards K The Lake of Dreams and late one night she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects They appear to be idle curiosities but. I made it to about page 100 before giving up The author had too many subjects in this book women s suffrage Vietnam war environmentalism are just a few of The Big Issues she tried to weave into a cohesive story that really dragged especially when you add in family secrets mysterious stained glass windows and letters a family locksmith business and a confused young woman poking around in all of itThe author s previous works Secrets of a Fire King and The Memory Keeper s Daughter were much stronger and lyrical I found myself bored stupid with the pace of this novel And then she ate a muffin She walked to the front of the building And then and then I also found Lucy the main character to be unsympathetic in her uninterestingness I can t think of anything difficult than following up a huge bestseller the pressure Unfortunately this one wasn t nearly as good as the other two Hopefully she ll try again

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read The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards Soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family's past one that will radically change her and the future of her family forev. The Lake of Dreams is certainly no Memory Keeper s Daughter but it s still a compelling mystery for the most part where small town family life meets the magic of the past

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read The Lake of Dreams Kim Edwards Ê 8 download read É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê Kim Edwards Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier She returns to her hometown in Upstate New Yor. Twenty nine year old Lucy Jarrett left her upstate New York home town called The Lake of Dreams soon after her father accidently drowned a decade ago Lucy went to college became a hydrologist and took a series of overseas jobs Two years ago Lucy met Yoshi in Jakarta and they fell in love and settled down in Japan where Yoshi has an engineering job Lucy is looking for work and teaching English to Japanese students to stave off boredom When Lucy learns that her mother had a minor accident she debates returning to The Lake of Dreams for a visit Yoshi encourages Lucy to go and plans to join her after he concludes a scheduled business trip When Lucy arrives back in The Lake of Dreams she decides to stay in her old upstairs bedroom even though her mother shut up the house s second story after her husband s death because of the painful memories While Lucy is nosing around in the upstairs window seats using the lockpicking skills she learned from her locksmith father she comes across a batch of pamphlets and a few notes that belonged to a long dead relative named Rose None of Lucy s relations have ever mentioned Rose who seems to have been deliberately erased from the family tree a century ago during the era of Lucy s great grandfather Some of Rose s unearthed leaflets are about the women s suffrage movement and others contain information about women s biology a subject that was discouraged or even forbidden can you imagine during Rose s time In fact in one of Rose s notes she mentions that she never saw her own naked body until she visited an aristocrat s house that had a large mirror a visit that had dramatic conseuences When Lucy s mother Evie sees Rose s dusty pamphlets she remembers a packet she found hidden in an old trunk years ago and brings out a beautiful silk scarf and another note in Rose s distinctive handwriting Lucy becomes intensely curious about Rose s story and goes to great lengths to learn about this long lost relative researching church documents visiting historical societies and so on Lucy learns that Rose was born in England and came to the United States under difficult circumstances Moreover Rose was a rebel who supported the suffragette movement dreamed of being an Episcopal priest and may have modeled for an artist who made stained glass windows for churchesLucy begins researching the stained glass windows in an old abandoned church and is helped by her old high school boyfriend Keegan Fall who s a glass artisan and the owner of a glass blowing factory Lucy is strongly attracted to Keeganbut she loves Yoshiso she has some issues to work out Meanwhile an old army depot in The Lake of Dreams has been decommissioned and there s intense disagreement about what to do with the land Native Americans think they have a claim on it ecologists want to establish a nature preserve and developers want to build houses and commercial establishments As it happens Lucy s Uncle Art her father s brother is in the developer camp and thinks his proposed projects would make him very rich Not only is Art hoping to purchase the depot land he s also trying to convince Lucy s mother to sell him HER property which abuts the depot However Art cheated his brother Lucy s father out of his inheritance years ago and there s been bad blood between Art and Lucy s family every since It s true that Art has been nicey nicey since his brother drowned helping with house repairs and the like but he s not been forgiven by a long shot All these issues the story of Rose s life Lucy choosing Keegan or Yoshi and the future of the depot play out as the story unfolds Other things are going on as well Lucy s mother has a new beau Lucy s brother and his girlfriend are expecting a baby and Lucy s obnoxious cousin stirs up bad memories All this gets Lucy speculating about her pastand her future There are also startling revelations about the death of Lucy s father an incident that has haunted Lucy for a decade The book has a solid plot and engaging characters but moves much too slowly A big chunk of the narrative is about Lucy researching Rose s history which includes a lot of driving around talking to people and philosophizing about life There s also a lot of blather about a pattern of overlapping circles woven into Rose s silk scarf For me all this is less than riveting Moreover the author is heavy handed about imbuing her characters with feminist ideals which is so pronounced as to be unrealistic Both Rose and Lucy daydream about being an Episcopal priest and there s an actual female priest Suzi a lovely woman in the story In addition Rose s support for women s suffrage has conseuences that seem extreme I m an ardent feminist but writers need to be careful about overly politicizing novels which can detract from the storyI m probably not the target audience for this novel because I find it just so so However fans of historical novels feminist literature andor chick lit might be enthusiastic and I d recommend the book to those 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  • Hardcover
  • 377
  • The Lake of Dreams
  • Kim Edwards
  • English
  • 16 November 2018
  • 9780670022175