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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haywood Smith Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781427207968
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From Haywood Smith, the New York Times bestselling author of THE RED HAT CLUB novels comes a pitch perfect story of four sisters who are forced to come together after years of silence

Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose—all with grown children of their own—have a complicated relationship, so when their grandmother'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, in Haywood Smith's Ladies of the Lake.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/25/2011

    " My only complaint is that the narrator (I listened to the audiobook) should have checked her pronounciation of the places she reads. I know that some of our North Georgia towns have interesting names, but it was hard to hear them read over and over again incorrectly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleena | 1/29/2011

    " I give it a 3.5. It was a fun book. The things that happened in it were unrealistic but the familial relationships were very interesting. A cute love story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/4/2011

    " kinda slow moving but a great overall story line. having lived on a lake part-time during my childhood and as an adult i found it interesting. thinking about reading more of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 10/13/2010

    " Unlike The Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, I didn't feel like I had to be a post-menopausal southerner to enjoy this book. Ok, so maybe that description applies to the main characters of this book, but it was still laugh-out-loud funny in places, although predictable in others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 10/7/2010

    " Cute.. Would be good read for someone late 40s and older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/24/2010

    " If you have sisters, you will love the interactions of the sisters in this book. Entertaining although very lightweight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LolaLa | 9/21/2010

    " Just OK. Light, predictable, fairy tale, cliche. Still, it was fun enough and it's not like I wasted a lot of time getting through it. This is the second of her books I've read. Based on the two, I think if you've read one, you've read them all, so I probably won't bother with another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/31/2010

    " An entertaining read! Some very funny parts to this novel about sisters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lschneier | 8/12/2010

    " A funny and revealing look at four sisters who grow to love each other more when spending a summer at the lake house in northern Georgia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 8/12/2010

    " Great book about sisters with differing personalities and how they are forced to get along one summer. Really enjoyed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 6/18/2010

    " This book was a cute and hilarous book. I enjoyed it very much..smiles.
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About the Author
Author Haywood Smith

Haywood Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Red Hat Club and Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, among other works. She lives in Buford, Georgia.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.