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Ladies of the Lake
by Haywood Smith

Published: 2010-08-31
Paperback : 400 pages
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Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose?all with grown children of their own?have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother's will requires them to spend the whole summer?without friends or family?"camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit ...

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Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose?all with grown children of their own?have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother's will requires them to spend the whole summer?without friends or family?"camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.

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What do you wish your name would be if you had the name of a flower?
Which character in the book do you most associate with?
by debhoffman (see profile) 07/25/14

One of the questions asked at our meeting was which character we could best relate too (this was appropriate due to the fact there were several to choose from)
Then we discussed how the family dyamic played out in the story line. That the mother was not as involved in her daughters lives as the grandmother and great grandmother.
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/06/12

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We served picnic type foods since the topic was about a lake house.
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/06/12

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  "Ladies of the Lake"by debhoffman (see profile) 07/25/14

Some of the plot turns seemed questionable. Also the author didn't return to complete some parts of the storyline as expected. But overall it was a good summer read.

 
  "Interesting Twist on Family Dynamic"by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/06/12

It has been 3 years since I had the opportunity to read this book; it was recommended by another book club member. I have read the authors other books about the Red Hat Club and enjoyed all of them so... (read more)

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