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lake news
lake news
Author: barbra delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780743499637
ISBN-10: 0743499638
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: Unabridged
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Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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"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.
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This was one of Barbara Delinsky's best, I had trouble putting it down and felt like I was losing good friends when I finished it.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Enjoyed the "goog ending" as with all the fiction I enjoy.
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Another easy read by Barbara Delinsky. Highly enjoyable.
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very moving emotional modern day romance.
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Lounge singer Lily Blake is falsely accused of having an affair with a high-ranking Catholic Church official in Barbara Delinsky's LAKE NEWS, a novel that shows how the news media can easily destroy someone's reputation and life forever.

Lily Blake was living the life she had always dreamed of, a simple life in the middle of Boston, away from a family that did not always respect the choices that she had made in her past. Her close friendship with the newly appointed Cardinal Rossetti is misconstrued as something more, and the front page news headlines drives Lily back to the hometown of her childhood, Lake Henry, New Hampshire.

Starting her life over again is not easy, but Lily has no other choice. Her life in Boston is over. Until this huge news story blows over, she could not return to Boston. She is asked to resign from her teaching job and is also told that she has been replaced at her lounge gig.

Upon her return to Lake Henry, Lily meets John Kipling, a newspaper editor of the local newspaper who also happened to work for the local Boston paper at one time in his life. Tired of the games large newspapers play, and having been badly burnt by the same man that betrayed Lily in the Boston papers, he returned home to Lake Henry to deal with a simpler type of news writing. The quiet life along the lake and the small-town news stories that he edits is a good change for John.

As Lily and John slowly get to know each other, the reader learns about their painful family histories and the loved ones that caused them such unhappiness. To everyone's surprise, Lily takes an interest in the family apple business and hides out amongst the apple presses as the media slowly loses interest in her story. And John tries to connect with his elderly father, and man that never seemed to approve of anything John did.

However, John is torn about his latest book project: he's writing a book based on Lily's experience with the press and he's falling in love with her. Will this compromise their relationship if he went ahead with the book?

LAKE NEWS was a very enjoyable book for me. It was far more complex that I had imagined it to be, with the story line of the news frenzy behind Lily Blake's relationship with the Cardinal, to the complex family dynamics that go on between her family. And the story line concerning John and his bitter father ended with a complete surprise for me. LAKE NEWS was my first Barbara Delinsky book and will definitely not be my last. Highly recommended.
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i like barbara delinsky's books but this one was too slow for me.
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Another good one from Delinsky! I cant wait to read the Accidental Woman focusing on more of the characters from this book.
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Very Good!
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It's been a long time since I've read a book that's thoroughly engaging. Chapter to chapter, you'll want to know what's next and can't wait to get back to the book. It's so pleasant to read a story that's hopeful.
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Another good Barbara Delinsky. I think i like her books almost as much as Danielle Steele.
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I like Delinsky alot but thought this two part series was kinda boring. I didn't even finish the second book
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Lake News is a cozy read, and I have it's sequal listed here as well, The Accidental Woman. They're a really enjoyable read. :)
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The story about a woman assassinated by the medis and her fight to regain her life. Along the way she finds understanding and love that was denied her as a child.
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I really like Barbara Delinsky's books and this one is so good. It centers around the small New England town of Lake Henry and Lily Blake, one of the town's own, who has come home to hide out. Her life has been turned upside down by a ruthless newspaper reporter out to make a name for himself by concocting a story about her and a newly appointed Cardinal of the Catholic church. Lily finds a friend in Lake Henry's newspaper editor and they set out to right the wrong.
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The powerful New York Times bestseller of hope and redemption
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I discovered Barbara Delinsky with this book & it remains one of my favorites. Great plot, great characters! Wonderful story with all the elements that makes a great novel. Highest recommendations!!
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Very enjoyable
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From Publishers Weekly: "The deserved popularity of Delinsky's novels resides in her ability to create appealing, believable characters who don't need to drop names and fashion labels to earn the reader's attention. Cabaret singer, pianist and music appreciation teacher Lily Blake, 34, finds pleasure in singing, since it's the only time she's free of the stutter that's plagued her all her life. She also finds comfort in her friendship with Archbishop, now Cardinal, Francis Rossetti. Whether they're performing together at archdiocese events or the exclusive Essex Club in Boston, Lily knows she can depend on the priest for understanding and comfort. But when a malicious reporter fabricates a story that Lily and the Cardinal have an illicit sexual relationship, Lily sees her name dragged through the mud. Suspended by the school where she teaches and told by the Essex Club not to return to work, a besieged Lily retreats to her small New Hampshire hometown of Lake Henry. There she holes up in the cabin her grandmother left to her, and confronts her estranged relationship with her widowed mother, Maida. Lily finds an unexpected ally in 40ish John Kipling, once a ruthless big-city journalist himself but now editor of small-time Lake Henry's newspaper. He is equally outraged at the lies that invade Lily's privacy, and together they fight for justice. Delinsky (Coast Road) plots this satisfying, gentle romance with the sure hand of an expert, scattering shady pasts and dark secrets among some of her characters, while giving others destructive family patterns and difficult family dynamics to contend with. Nature, and how it colors small town living, is described in clean, unembellished prose that only occasionally lapses into an awkward attempt at rural New Hampshire dialect." Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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This was my first Delinsky and I was quite caught up in her story telling. This is a great summer/beach read.
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Another good Barbara Delinski book. Timely and current, with the plot about media frenzy, invasion of privacy and fabricating news stories.
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Typical Barbara Delinsky book - excellent read
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This was an interesting book and a good read. If you have tried other Barbara Delinsky books and like them, you should enjoy this one as well.
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"Delinsky plots this saisfying, gentle romance with the sure hand of an expert, scattering shdy pasts abd dark secrets amongsome of her characters, while giving others destructive family patterns and difficult family dynamics to contend with." Publishers Weekly
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I enjoyed this book. Not deep but more than a light romance.
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engrossing story
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Great book. I read this after I read the sequel. Loved the characters and the story line. Great read!
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Was a really good book. Can't wait to read The Accidental Woman, the sequel.
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This was my first Barbara Delinsky book. I probably never would have read it if it wasn't the next read on my book club's list. I am now a fan and will definitely read more. She's a great storyteller in a nuanced sort of way. She slowly rolls out her story, not overwhelming at any one time. She gives just enough tension to keep the reader's interest and adds a few twists and turns to keep the pages turning. I think I liked this book mostly for the setting on Lake Henry, the loons and the sweet developing love story, which actually took a back seat to the emotional upheavals of the primary characters families.
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Both Lily Blake and John Kipling grew up in Lake Henry, New Hampshire, and both left after high school to pursue their dreams--singing for Lily and writing for John. Now the two have returned separately to seek shelter in the small lakeside town due to the disastrous results of paparazzi fever--Lily as a victim, John as a member of the press responsible for a tragedy.
Falsely accused and hounded by the press, her privacy violated and destroyed, Lily finds refuge in a cottage on the lake, while her sister and the other residents of Lake Henry close ranks, refusing to discuss her with the media hordes that soon come knocking. But Lily can't avoid John, who also lives on the lake and at first sees Lily's story as prime fodder for the novel that can break him into publishing. But soon the vulnerable, besieged woman elicits far different emotions from him, and John becomes fiercely committed to helping Lily find justice.

Layered with complicated family relationships and richly textured with the sights, sounds, and colorful characters of a small town, Barbara Delinsky's Lake News will satisfy longtime fans as well as those anxious to read a timely and thought-provoking tale from one of the genre's top authors.
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She could cut her hair short, dye it blond, and go somewhere new...But without knowing a soul? Having to use a phony name and lie to every person she met? That was no life.
What she wanted most was justice, but she didn't see it coming in the next day or two. Second to that what she wanted was to dig a hole and climb in. She was tired of being a spectacle...
"But human beings didn't dig holes and climb in. They went places where they could hide..." (from back cover)
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Loved it!
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Good read, especially at the beginning. Bogs down just a wee bit at the end, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I was thinking it would make a good romantic movie - sort of along the lines of "The Notebook".
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A gripping tale sure to please right to the end. Fun characters.
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Good story!
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This is from Doubleday book club,like new hardcover. Good story.
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After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge 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 but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an 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.
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After an unscrupulous reporter falsley accused Lily of having an affair with the newly appointed Cardinal, she is hounded by the press and fired from her job. She has no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of a safe haven, she becomes friends with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter, with trust issues of his own. Thos book offers an intimate look at the complex relationship between man and woman, both struggling ro find a new sence of community in a strange place they once called home.
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Both Lily Blake and John Kipling grew up in Lake Henry, New Hampshire, and both left after high school to pursue their dreams--singing for Lily and writing for John. Now the two have returned separately to seek shelter in the small lakeside town due to the disastrous results of paparazzi fever--Lily as a victim, John as a member of the press responsible for a tragedy.

Falsely accused and hounded by the press, her privacy violated and destroyed, Lily finds refuge in a cottage on the lake, while her sister and the other residents of Lake Henry close ranks, refusing to discuss her with the media hordes that soon come knocking. But Lily can't avoid John, who also lives on the lake and at first sees Lily's story as prime fodder for the novel that can break him into publishing. But soon the vulnerable, besieged woman elicits far different emotions from him, and John becomes fiercely committed to helping Lily find justice.
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After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge 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 but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an 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. Its a great story involving great characters that keeps you reading to try to find out what is truth and how it is all resolved... very good read!!!
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The New York Times bestseller.