Saturday, May 28, 2011

Book of the day: "On Mystic Lake"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"On Mystic Lake" by Kristin Hannah:
Annie Colwater's husband has just confessed that he's in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together, the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she's been given a second chance at happiness, her world is turned upside down again, and she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make...(Summary courtesy of Kristin Hannah's website.)

Melissa P:
This was just a great story all around. I knew I would like it because I like all of her books, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I ended up loving it. I still think about the story and the characters all the time.

Melissa A:
This was the second book I read by Kristin Hannah after falling in love with "Firefly Lane." Her beautiful storytelling style was evident in this novel, as well as countless others (including the ones I read after this one). I was hooked from page one and I loved how she created realistic conflicts for her characters and gave them a lot of depth.

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21 comments:

Margaret said...

I love those stories where someone goes to a small town to rebuild their lives. They always build new and strong friendships. Sounds like a good story!

Margaret
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S.Sabia said...

I have known about Kristin Hannah for awhile now but I have yet to read one of her books. It is my goal to read one before the end of summer!
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Linda Kish said...

I just picked up a couple of her books at the library bookstore. I need to take the time to read them. This one sounds great.

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shazjera said...

Love the sound of this story where they all begin to heal and hopefully the strength helps to deal with the crisis that comes along.

Thanks to Linda for reminding me about libraries! It's about time I paid a visit.

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Bonnie said...

This book sounds great and reminds me a bit about my own life as I grew up staying on a lake every summer at my grandparents camp, inherited the camp when they passed away, and then my husband died......I would love to read this book!
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

sound's like a good book.

Margie said...

Makes me want to know what happened!
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Jencey said...

I have read a few of hers but not this one. Sounds like a good book.

Susan said...

I have read several of Kristin Hannah's books and would love to win this one. I love her books!

Jeryl M. said...

I never read any of Kristin Hannah's books but I've heard they are good.

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Tiffany Drew said...

I have a few of Kristin's books in my TBR pile, but I have yet to read one. I hear great things about them though, so maybe I will bump them closer to the top. I'm always on the lookout for a new-to-me author that I can obsess over :)

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Anonymous said...

I love this book the story is so wonderful. I would like to find love like this. Kristin is such a wonderful author.

one_hot_mama659783 said...

I love Kristin Hannah I hope to own all her books someday. I have some now, but this would be great to add to my collection and I love the story.

faithspage said...

I loved loved loved this book. I laughed and cried (only cried in 1 other book)

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Nina said...

I love the Nicholas Sparks style "small-town/second chance at love" stories! Sounds right up my alley!
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Bec said...

I love a book where you still think of the characters long after you've finished the book - as i have a memory like a sieve it takes a truly great book for that to happen for me but following Melissa's review I'd be keen to read this one - hadn't heard of the author before

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Snitz said...

My mom's a huge fan of Kristin Hannah, but I haven't yet read any of her novels. I'm getting ready to start on Winter Garden so I'll have to read this one next!

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Kat said...

Kristin has such a lovely style of story telling. I loved Firefly Lane so no doubt I would love this one too.

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Tiffany said...

I own this one.. just haven't had a chance to read it yet with all my review books... Glad to hear more about it!

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Jencey said...

Jencey

I love her books!

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Sarah said...

aww...I want to read this one!!


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