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Dream Lake: A Friday Harbor Novel (Mass Market)
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This is book number 3 in the Friday Harbor series.
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Dream Lake, readers well enter the world of Friday Harbor, an enchanting town in the Pacific Northwest where things are not quite as they seem and where true love might just have a ghost of a chance...
They say that opposites attract. But what happens when one of them has been devastated by betrayal and the other is so damaged and jaded that his heart is made of stone?
Alex Nolan is about as bitter and cynical as they come. One of three Nolan brothers who call Friday Harbor home, he's nothing like Sam or Mark. They actually believe in love; they think the risk of pain is worth the chance of happiness. But Alex battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell. And then, a ghost shows up. Only Alex can see him. Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity?
Zoë Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come. When she meets the startlingly gorgeous Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. Even Alex tells her to run. But something in him calls to Zoë, and she forces him to take a look at his life with a clear eye and to open his mind to the possibility that love isn't for the foolish.
The ghost has been existing in the half-light of this world for decades. He doesn't know who he is, or why he is stuck in the Nolans' Victorian house. All he knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoë hold the key to unlocking a mystery that keeps him trapped here.
Zoë and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow. But sometimes it takes only a glimmer of light to chase away the dark, and sometimes love can reach beyond time, space, and reason to take hold of hearts that yearn for it...
About the Author
Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.
“A little magic, a lot of romance and well-drawn characters make a satisfying read.” —Kirkus Reviews on Dream Lake
“A multigenerational story of love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Lovely… as poignant as an old song.” —RT Book Reviews on Dream Lake
“It works perfectly. With her effortlessly poetic prose and flawless characterization, Kleypas make[s] every page feel like a delicious morsel for your mind to devour. Dream Lake is a thing of beauty from start to finish.” —Daily Record on Dream Lake
“Warm and welcoming, charming and romantic.” —Examiner.com on Dream Lake
“A surprising page-turner…strengthened by characters with depth and something interesting to say, this winning first installment in a trilogy is sure to thrill fans.” —Kirkus Reviews on Rainshadow Road
“Lisa Kleypas can take broken people and infuse them with humor and heart.” —USA Today on Rainshadow Road
“Kleypas brings together richly nuanced characters, an emotionally riveting plot, and a subtle touch of paranormal to create an unforgettable romance that is pure reading magic.” —Booklist (starred review) on Rainshadow Road
“A delightful portrait of a picturesque town where people know everything about everyone and look out for each other…Kleypas enchantingly weaves together additional connections with relatives and friends, leaving many dangling threads that will lead the reader straight to book two.” —Publishers Weekly on Rainshadow Road
“Magical.” —RT Book Reviews on Rainshadow Road