The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards seems seasonally appropriate as many people are returning to their hometowns. I am not sure how many will discover things like Lucy Jarrett, the main character in this book.
Lucy left her home after college to live overseas. However before she left home her father died tragically and she has felt guilt over the circumstances. While home, she finds a stack of old letters that changes her perception of her family.
Lucy becomes obsessed with this and almost destroys several relationships at the same time.
Kim Edwards is also the author of Them Memory Keeper’s Daughter, and having read that book I thought this would be an easy read. It was actually rather hard to get through. I felt she was so detailed in her writing I wanted to say just get to the point already. If it was not for the BookClub requirement I am not sure this book would not have been stashed in the basket by my bed that many other books reside that I could not finish.
I am not sure also if it was not also the fact I have been exhausted with our new puppy and have not had the time to really sit down and read or just the story line was hard to believe.
To Kim Edwards credit the description of the many stained glass windows in the book did have me imagining them in my head as Lucy was viewing them. There were several plots going on at once so you really can’t put the book down for a couple of weeks and go back to it with much success.
To see what others are saying about this book or to read more about Kim Edwards visit the BlogHer BookClub discussion page on The Lake of Dreams.
I was given this book by BlogHer BookClub but all the opinions expressed are my own.