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On Mystic Lake
On Mystic Lake
Author: Kristin Hannah
ISBN-13: 9780449149676
ISBN-10: 0449149676
Publication Date: 4/4/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 227 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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highly recommend best book i read in l ong time. read in one day.
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Great book!!! My first Kristin Hannah book and I will be reading more :)
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"SUPERB...I'LL HEARTILY RECOMMEND ON MYSTIC LAKE TO ANY WOMAN... WHO DEMANDS THAT A STORY LEAVE HER IN A SATISFIED GLOW." - The Washington Post Book World

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...

On MYSTIC LAKE is the story of one woman, but it speaks to all of us - to anyone who has ever had to find the courage to choose between what is... and what could be.
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Since I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Kristin Hannah's books have a special place in my heart. Having said that, Hannah has a real voice that speaks all the thoughts and feelings we might have when life goes along with nothing happening, only to twist and turn the way that lives can. I highly recommend any book written by Kristin Hannah...an excellent writer.
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This is one of my favorite books. The story is just so sweet and touching--and it really made me feel good by the end.
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I totally loved this book and hated to see the last page come. I could read it again and again. Kristin Hannah is great. I've read several of her books and love them all.
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This was the first book I read from this author and I really enjoyed it! I have since read 2 more from her! I love it when I find a new author - - - now I have a bunch of books to read!!
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This was one of the best books that I have ever read and recomend it for everyone. It grabbed me from the first chapter and I just could not put it down until I finsihed the last chapter. I loved it!
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I enjoyed Mystic Lake VERY much. I highly recommend this book!
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This had to be THE best book I have read in a long long time! I didn't want it to end!!!
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This is the 2nd of Kristin Hannah's books I've read and I really enjoy her writing style. Another great book!! I'm almost done with this book and will be reposting soon.
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this was a book I could not put down had to finish reading it
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I always enjoy reading Kristin Hannah. She is one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.
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When Annie's husband leaves her she returns to her hometown. Ready to start a new life. She finds that her highschool sweetheart is still liveing in town and that his wife has recently died.A very good book.
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Good story. About a woman who has to find the courage to choose between what is and what could be.
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GREAT BOOK
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Annie's husband just confessed to being in love with another woman. Annie runs back to her hometown. There she is reunited with a old friend from school, with him emotional daughter. Can these three begin to heal and have a life together?
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Annie must choose between a new love, and the love of the husband from whom she feels estranged.
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Annie Colwater puts her daughter on a plane to England for the summer she has always been a wife and mother. She is sad at her daughters leaving but thinks she willhav more time for her husband. Instead he confesses that he is in love with another younger woman. She had missed all the signs and is heart broken and not sure how to get over this. It is a great book as most of Kristin Hannah's are.
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A poignant, tender, and true story of love, loss, passion, and the fragile threads that bind families together.

Annie Colwater's only child has just left home for school abroad. On that same day, her husband of twenty years confesses that he's in love with a younger woman. Alone in the house that is no longer a home, Annie comes to the painful realization that for years she has been slowly disappearing. Lonely and afraid, she retreats to Mystic, the small Washington town where she grew up, hoping that there she can reclaim the woman she once was?the woman she is now desperate to become again.

In Mystic, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower unable to cope with his grieving, too-silent six-year-old daughter, Izzie. Together, the three of them begin to heal, and, at last, Annie learns that she can love without losing herself. But just when she has found a second chance at happiness, her life is turned upside down again, and Annie must make a choice no woman should have to make. . . .

On Mystic Lake is the story of one seemingly ordinary woman, but the novel speaks to all of us, to anyone who has ever had to choose between what is . . . and what could be.
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Going thru a divorce,Annie returns to her hometown where she is reunited with her first love, Nick.
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wonderful book. Couldn't put it down.
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Kristen Hannah is a wonderful writer. This is one of her earlier ones about a woman whose husband leaves her without a warning and how she puts her life back together again. It's a good, easy read!
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This was a very good book!!!
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I don't usually read romance-type novels, but this one caught my eye and was refreshingly good and well written. I enjoyed the themes of love and compassion depicted within the characters.
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Beautiful read. Annie's only child leaves for college and her husband is in love with a younger woman. She moves back to Mystic Lake and is reunited with her first love, a recent widower with a grieving, too-silent, six year old daughter. A great story of healing and hope.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was difficult to put down.
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All Kristin Hannah's books are great so this one is no exception. Short but very good story.
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GREAT read!!! I loved it.
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An excellent book. Never take anything for granted in life because you never know how long you can hold on to it. I couldn't put the book down. You must read this.
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Very good book. Such an emotional book. One that grabs you from the first couple of pages.. Highly recomended
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Great story- If you like Elizabeth Berg's writing- this author is very similar.

The character were wonderful and rich- and the words just flowed over the pages.
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Kristin Hannah is a superb romantic author
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Loved this book. Hoping for a sequel. Not usally the type I read (murder/mystery) but
couldn't put this book down.
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This book is supberb. Kristin Hannah never disapoints! Another great plot line with real characters and everyday life. I highly reccomend this read.
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I loved this book. It is a true Kristin Hannah book. It kept me interested from beginning to end. The characters were very real. The main characters (3) came to life after the first page they were introduced.
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Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite Authors. With that being said "On Mystic Lake" was another beautifully written book.

Being women we are expected to do so many things for our family. We go with the flow of life. We are there for our husbands and our kids. We make sure that our family is okay and they have what they need. We love them and support them.

"On Mystic Lake" stood out to me. The storyline was so well written and you felt you really new the characters of the book. There was a message in this book for all women. The message to me was....While raising your children and loving and growing with your husband. Don't forget to love yourself and find meaning in your life.

I hope whoever reads this books really enjoys it. I read this book in 3 days. Kristin Hannah is an amazing writer!! Happy Reading!!
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I enjoyed this one enough to read it again and read it aloud to my mom. Kristin Hannah is a very engaging writer and this is one of my favorites by her
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Annie Colwater's only child has just left home for school abroad. On that same day, her husband of twenty years confesses that he's in love with a younger woman. Alone in the house that is no longer a home, Annie comes to the painful realization that for years she has been slowly disappearing. Lonely and afraid, she retreats to Mystic, the small Washington town where she grew up, hoping that there she can reclaim the woman she once wasthe woman she is now desperate to become again.

In Mystic, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower unable to cope with his grieving, too-silent six-year-old daughter, Izzie. Together, the three of them begin to heal, and, at last, Annie learns that she can love without losing herself. But just when she has found a second chance at happiness, her life is turned upside down again, and Annie must make a choice no woman should have to make. . . .
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story of a woman, but speaks to all of us who has ever had to find the courage to choose between what is.. and what could be..
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Kristin Hannah is such a great writer! I highly recommend this book.
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On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater's husband of twenty years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal.
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from jacket cover - story of one woman, but it speaks to all of us-to anyone who has ever had to find the courage to choose between what is and what could be.
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I really got into this story. A good one!
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Annie's husband has just revealed that he is in love with another woman. Devasted she returns to the town she grew up in. There she is reunited with her first love who is a recent widower and who has a daughter that is emotionally scarred. Annie believes she is given a second chance at happiness, then her world is turned upside down again!
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Hannah is fast becoming one of my favorite authors!
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A lovely story in typical Kristin Hannah style. Interesting characters you care about from the get go.
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I thought it was really good, once i started reading it i couldn't put it down.
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I really enjoyed this one, an easy fast read for sure!
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Great reading
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This is a very good read and I have reread it twice. I love Kristin Hannah's style of writing and I think this one was one of the best ones she has written.
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This is the first book of hers I've read. It was great.
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First book I have read by this author and by far, will not be the last!!!! She has a way to weave you into the storyline and not let you go......and even after you have completed this book.......it still remains with you long after.
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Great book. Didn't want to put this book down.
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Very good, romantic. A chick book.
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This is definitely a love story. It kept me interested, although it got a little mushy at times.
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This is only my third Kristin Hannah book after FIREFLY LANE and TRUE COLORS, which I loved. I also truly enjoyed this one, but did find it formulaic and it seemed much like a Nicholas Sparks story (which I also love). If i have any complaint, it was that I thought this one so predictable. That being said, I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story. Just don't look for the depth and richness in her later characters. after all, this was written in 1999. Fun read and quick.
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This as one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I have recommended it to many people who also loved it when they read it.
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Another great Kristin Hannah book and I recommend it to all. Grabbed your interest right from the beginning and kept you reading thru the end.
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If you like Kristin Hannah you may like this but I find her books really melodramatic and High School chic lit
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Annie Colwater just found out her husband is in love with a younger woman. She goes bak to the town she grew up in.She meets up with her first love, Nick Delacroix. He is to able to cope with his emotionally scarred daughter. The three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie thinks everything is going to be ok, she has to make choices she wished she didn't have to make. Good reading!
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I am now dying to read all of Kristin Hannah's books!!
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Very easy fast reads.
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am giving this one star as it reminds me of harlequin and is too light.
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Enjoyed it