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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,114 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Jen Taylor Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blake Sisters Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442350120
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After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she’s hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all her public freedom. The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of his own. Now editing Lake Henry’s local newspaper, John cannot ignore Lily’s appeal or her plight—even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues. Rewarding and unforgettable, a stirring novel of hope and redemption, Lake News offers an intimate look at the complex relationship between an enigmatic man and a vulnerable but spirited woman, both struggling to find a new sense of community in a place they once called home. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] engaging tale.” 

    People

  • “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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GoldenjoyBazyll | 2/18/2014

    " Isn't in intriguing how lies are formed and take on a life of their own? I am certin that the one creating the falsehood never gives thought to the trickle down effect of their words- the wave of hurt they are creating. In this book, Lilly (one of the main characters) is falsely accused of having an affair with a Cardinal. The person fabricating the sory (lie) only thought of their own personal pain and drama. Because of one action so much saddness is created for so many that the wrongdoer does not even know. Saddness is dredged up/ old wounds surface for so many who are in contact with Lilly. Of course in the end- like in all good fiction- it comes together in a happily ever after. For me the afterglow of the book was something I always knew but it's good to think about- words have so much power. Better to choose them carefully and kindly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AnneOK | 2/13/2014

    " I read this year's ago while visiting Michigan and visting the lakes and the cherry country. This book was a very fun read and I would suggest it to anyone who likes a light romantic suspense read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilbookworm | 2/7/2014

    " This book had it's up and downs, and I sort of identified with the harm gossip can do, so I'm glad Lily had some people on her side throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2014

    " This was an interesting look at the press and how they can ruin a life... It was an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberlie | 2/4/2014

    " Pretty predictable and easy story. Good for a mindless vacation book, so it was perfect for me the last couple of weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dsinglet | 1/29/2014

    " An escapist little story with handsome lake man, loons, lonely shy lady and scandal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haze Werner | 1/20/2014

    " I'm re-reading this... purely by accident. I thought it seemed familiar, but I'm really enjoying it the second time also. Don't really remember what is going to happen. Is that part of this aging process? LOL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Reed | 1/19/2014

    " This is a very slow moving book. I can't get through this one. Ended well enough. Could have been a shorter novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rinda | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting story of what happens when an overzealous reporter cooks up a scandal to promote his career. Their is another motive, however. Shows what happens to a person who's character has been comprimised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annenz | 12/29/2013

    " A good read but have read better from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 12/15/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Not really a romance novel. Delinsky is great at capturing the locale and is an excellent storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.D. Tharp | 12/14/2013

    " I really enjoy Barbara Delinsky's characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Loucks | 12/10/2013

    " Not bad for basically what turns out to be a romance novel. I nice lesson about family is always there for you in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg Koenigsknecht | 11/2/2013

    " This book starts out very slowly. The characters are well drawn, but I found myself anxious for the real story to get going. I kept reading because of other things I had read by the author and thoroughly enjoyed. The description of small town life was so true to life with all its good and bad parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 8/11/2013

    " Very interesting book. Light on the romance, big on loons (enjoyed that). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 7/13/2013

    " Good story, easy read, liked the characters, very worth while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/13/2013

    " Predictable, but pretty good. I could have lived without some of the details when the main characters "get together" but overall, it was a pretty good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 7/10/2013

    " I like this author and found the premise of this one involving the media, rights to privacy, reputation, etc. to be quite interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 6/19/2013

    " good so far...easy summer read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 4/11/2013

    " I really love Barbara Delinsky's writing. Her characters are complex. They inhabit fully realized words. Their issues are not quickly resolved. I feel the relationships in this book and any love found come honestly. I can almost hear the loons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/31/2013

    " Surpisingly this was a Barbara Delinsky that I somehow missed. A nice enjoyable chick lit. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Jo | 2/26/2013

    " Barbara Delinsky is a one of my favorite authors, and this was another one that I really enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Midgette | 11/30/2012

    " A real page-turner! I abandoned all responsibilities until I finished this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 8/6/2012

    " Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite authors to read when I just want to read a nice, easy story about a woman, (usually in love), her experiences and her emotions. I enjoyed this but it wasn't my favorite of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/10/2012

    " This was my first Barbara Delinsky novel that I read and I loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of Escape, Not My Daughter, While My Sister Sleeps, The Secret Between Us, and Family Tree, has written more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she also wrote a nonfiction book, Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, which is currently in its fifth printing. All of the proceeds from the book go to charity, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a BA in psychology from Tufts University and an MA in sociology from Boston College.

About the Narrator

Jen Taylor is an American voice actress best known for her role as Cortana in various Halo games, Zoey in Left 4 Dead, and the Xbox 360 game 1 vs. 100. In addition to her voice-over work, Taylor is also an accomplished stage actress and has appeared in a number of films and television series.