Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I’ve posted before about my love for Sarah Addison Allen’s novels and Lost Lake did not disappoint. As with all of her other books, the story is quirky and southern, with a little magic thrown in for good measure. The strange little cast of characters enhanced the story and kept things interesting. I appreciated the inclusion of their back stories–they blended almost seamlessly into the story since each of their personalities made you wonder about the past. In all of her books, Sarah Addison Allen does an excellent job of creating a location that you can vividly visualize–it is hard not to wish that Lost Lake, Georgia, were a real place. I’m still holding on to The Peach Keeper as my favorite of Sarah Addison Allen’s books, but I really enjoyed Lost Lake as well. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.