Loved this Barbara Delinsky even though I had read the second Lake Henry book, The Accidental Woman, first. As I said with that book, I was so swept into the story and that place that I was hoping to find Lake Henry on a map to plan a visit..sorry, fictional location. Another really good Delinsky novel.
From the cover - After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston longue singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she's hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all public freedom. The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice to reatreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire.
In search of refuge, Lily forms and uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of his own. Now editing Lake HEnry's local newspaper, John cannot ignore Lily's appeal or her plight - even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues.
From me - Enjoyable. As with many tales of romance, the characters have passions which are quickly engaged; however in this book, there are believable motivations for each character. As a nice aside, the book provides some good insight into the world of being a public figure and the pressures of the media.
This is an excellent book. It kept me guessing as to how things were going to be tied up in the end. It's a great study of family history and secrets and how they can tear us apart in the present day. Well worth reading!
"Lake News" is a story about the power of media influence in our society. Journalism is heavily influenced by many factors. This book brilliantly presents a story of the misuse and positive influence of journalism. The believability of the story, the characters, and the setting all add to the enjoyment. Ms. Delinsky's smooth writing style is effortless to read.
I really enjoyed this book. It was good for reading on the train- not too heavy but not too dull. It had some really likable characters.