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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Melissa Leo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blake Sisters Series Release Date:
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At the center of Lake News is Lily Blake, a talented singer who shuns the limelight and cherishes her privacy. Tricked by a devious reporter into unwittingly giving an interview about her friendship with a newly-appointed cardinal, she finds herself accused of having had an affair with him.

Shocked and dismayed, Lily becomes a pariah as headlines all across the country proclaim her guilt. Hounded by the press, fired from her job, deprived of all public freedom, Lily has no choice but to return in secret to her hometown of Lake Henry, in a remote, beautiful part of New Hampshire. But, idyllic as it may look, Lake Henry, too, has its secrets. Some were the cause of her leaving home in the first place, so returning to her birthplace and her family is not without its own stress and pain.

Driven by the need to exact justice -- and, for herself, some kind of closure -- from the media that changed her life forever, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a journalist whose successful career as a big-city reporter had ended disastrously, sending him back to his hometown to edit the local newspaper, Lake News. At first he sees Lily as a victim, as well as a subject for the book he hopes to write. But soon she becomes someone whose appeal -- and cause -- he cannot deny, even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues in her defense.

Set against the physical beauty of New Hampshire and against the complex web of family life and relationships in a small town, Lake News moves triumphantly toward a surprising and deeply satisfying conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] engaging tale.”


  • “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.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Delinsky may be as adept at chronicling contemporary life in New England as any writer this side of John Updike.”

    Times Union (Albany, NY)

  • “Delinsky plots this satisfying, gentle romance with the sure hand of an expert.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 2/18/2014

    " Made me want to live in a town like that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Evi | 2/9/2014

    " After reading a couple of books that revolved around murder and mayhem, I needed something light and restful. Lake News was the perfect choice. Lily Blake as been caught in a publicity nightmare which links her with a newly-appointed Cardinal. She escapes to her old hometown to heal and regroup. Trouble is that old hometown carries bad memories of its own. I loved Delinsky's vivid description of loons, their haunting calls, etc. I could almost feel the fog in my face and could hear the whisper of canoe paddles in the water. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/8/2014

    " Good book and very little language!Sad story of the power of the press and it's disregard of people and their rights. An innocent woman becomes involved in a reporter's vindetta. She fights back with the help of a friend and the story ends happily ever after - just like I like! The story made me shiver and wonder how many such stories I've read without ever finding out the truth behind the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/6/2014

    " good so far...easy summer read "

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