The House by the Lake

The House by the Lake Anna is content with her well ordered life in San Francisco But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather Max reveals a startling secret Anna is part of an aristocratic family who

  • Title: The House by the Lake
  • Author: Ella Carey
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  • Page: 351
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  • Anna is content with her well ordered life in San Francisco But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II What s , Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia It s now his ardentAnna is content with her well ordered life in San Francisco But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II What s , Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia It s now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany What memento could be so important to her grandfather And why did he keep their history hidden As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery Together they discover that her family s secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined.Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.

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    1. Edit: Did I read the same book as everyone else??A by-the-book cafe owner is prompted to return to her grandfather's forgotten home in Germany to retrieve a long lost item left behind in his youth. The request leads to an uncovering of a past full of love and loss; 6 lives weaving in and out of time to unravel a mystery of a lost love and a forgotten mansion.This book is made of adjectives and "and yets." By page 27, 7 characters have been introduced but there is no connection to any of them; mo [...]

    2. This is 2.5, rounded up to 3 stars. I am such a huge fan of books written about WWII specifically the Nazi invasion. I mean, I have read a lot of historical fiction about this and I am always wowed, this one missed the mark entirely. I could not wait to finish it. I found myself glazing over the pages in an effort to just be done with it all. I felt zero for the characters, the description did not wow me. I usually get a bout of the travel bug after reading these books, I felt nothing except ann [...]

    3. I honestly feel bad giving poor reviews as I know how hard authors must work to put out a novel and I certainly couldn't do it myself, but I think it's helpful to share what I found difficult about a book as much as what I like about one.That being saidI really struggled to get through The House By the Lake. The story was a typical present day grand-daughter searching back in time to unveil a well kept family secret from WWII. It could have been wonderful - with all the rich WWII history we have [...]

    4. This could have been such a good book. The characters were not really developed, the story had little depth. The rise of Hitler and the invasion of Europe provided enough to make for a very rich tale, however the author seemed to just scratch the surface. I didn't care a quack for Anna, her romance was predictable and formulaic. I found this one for free with Prime. While it wasn't a waste, it really wasn't that good.

    5. 4+ stars!Another great read by Ella Carey! I so enjoyed this compelling and engrossing novel. It has essentially 2 storylines with Max being in forefront of both. The "root" story is centered around the time directly before and during WWII in Europe/Germany. It illustrates deftly how even families were turned against each other. Who can you trust? Where do your loyalties lie? How far will go to prove yourself? This novel intersects with her previous one, Paris Time Capsule. You don't have to hav [...]

    6. I found this book to be weak in its writing and plot. The characters are not believable and they are disconnected from each other. Feels like a cheap romantic novel trying to dress up as an elegant one. By the middle of the book I was angry at myself for wasting my time. I finished it because It was a rather short novel and I am a fast reader.

    7. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review through the Giveaways program.This is a 1.5, but since I got the book for free, I'm rounding up. Where to start? Quick plot summary: Anna's beloved grandfather, Max, tells her that she's from a prestigious German family, and that they used to own a large estate, which was later taken over by the Soviets. He asks her to retrieve an item from that estate but refuses to tell her what it is. Anna travels to Germany, meets with the attractiv [...]

    8. This is an amazing story that I loved from page one it is magical, emotional and is a joy to read as we slip back in time to Europe 1930's just before world war 2 the pressure that the men woman and families were under and the remarkable love story that is unfolded by a granddaughter in 2010 after the discovery of an apartment in Paris that had been locked up since the war. Anna Young runs a café in San Francisco she is very close to her grandfather Max who is 94 he has never spoken about his p [...]

    9. I can't for the life of me figure out why this book has such rave reviews?! It was a total dud; the writing is so choppy and the characters and plot are completely underdeveloped. At times, as I read the dialogue between Anna and Wil, I convinced myself that I was reading what must be a foreign novel, and that some finer details of normal speech were lost in the transition. I downloaded this book from my kindle unlimited account based on the reviews, and after forcing myself to finish it, I just [...]

    10. The House by the Lake is the second book in what appears to be a loosely connected historical fiction romance series. The book is an interesting light read that moves along at a quick pace. I listened to audio book and narrator did a fine job bringing the characters to life.As I read more romantically inclined historical fiction, I'm starting to notice a writing pattern. The pattern goes something like this: an adult child has a parent or grandparent or [fill in the blank] who has a secret and m [...]

    11. You can read all of my reviews on my blog -> Cover2CoverMom I am a huge historical fiction fan, especially WWII historical fiction.  I am also a big fan of books that deal with past family secret mysteries (think Kate Morton).  So when I read the book description for The House by the Lake and found that it was a fusion of the two, I was all for it.I love books that are inspired by real people/events.  The House by the Lake was inspired by Marthe de Florian and the discovery of her apartmen [...]

    12. This was definitely an interesting book. To find an apartment in France that hadn't been lived in for 70 years and then to find a house in Germany that hadn't been lived in for almost that long. Seems impossible. Of course, the one in Germany was fictional, but made for a great story.This was a great story and such a sad one, as well. The story moves from present time when Anna's grandfather is in his 90's back to his younger days during the war. It's not hard to keep up as the author does a goo [...]

    13. more like a 3.5 I enjoyed reading the two different story lines. At times it was very interesting and i couldnt put it down. Other times i felt alittle bored. All in all it was a good book. Just wish i would have cared more about the characters. Felt like there could have been more to the story.

    14. It’s been some time now since I indulged in a historical romance and Ella Carey’s new book The House by the Lake cemented all the reasons why I love the genre so much! The House by the Lake is storytelling at its best: unique, riveting, well-written with heartbreaking romance at the very center… this is the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day when you’re all alone at home. The raw, intense emotions, the vividly descriptive scenes scuttling between modern day and the life-changing [...]

    15. From Author: "This book was inspired by two true stories that are woven together to form this fictional story surrounding Isabelle and Max, and Anna and Wil."The book starts on SF CA. Anna owns her own cafe in San Francisco, she is only focused on her work and her 94 year old grandfather, Max. Max moved to US during WWII and doesn't talk about his past. He has raised Anna since she was 12, when her mother passed away and her dad moved on to a new life that she refused to move with him. Max asks [...]

    16. THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE by author Ella Carey is a March 2016 release by Lake Union Publishing.Anna is astonished when her grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret about his past. He brings her the news article about the abandoned Paris apartment which is the linked to his past. And he implores her to go to his family’s estate in Berlin and bring back something he had hidden there.Could Anna do it? Would Anna find what she sets out to get? What else would she find on her journey? Was Max the [...]

    17. This was a good story. Nothing earth-shattering. An old man named Max wants his granddaughter to go to Berlin to retrieve something from his family's castle that he hid in WWII. She doesn't know what it is nor does she know anything about it once she finds it. I found his secrecy a little unbelievable, but I find that a lot of fiction is based on people keeping secrets from other people. So, I just try to accept that now.The narrator for the audio book is terrible. Her German accent bordered on [...]

    18. "The House by the Lake" by Ella Carey is a wonderful, story about secrets from the past that are brought into today. Anna's Grandfather, Max, shows her a newspaper article from the past about an abandoned Paris apartment. It is linked to his past and affects her. We learn about 1930's Europe, the family history, betrayal, war, and what this means for Anna. The author does an amazing job of jumping back and forth between the past and present. Wonderful story and highly recommended. I didn't rush [...]

    19. Max, il nonno di Anna, è un ex ufficiale nazista della seconda guerra mondiale, che, giunto a novantaquattro anni, incarica la nipote di cercare un oggetto che rappresenta il più grande dei suoi segreti e dei suoi rimpianti.Volete scoprire con noi questo mistero che Max si è portato dentro per più di settant'anni, facendo sopravvivere un ricordo alla guerra e al tempo?Nel 2010 venne rinvenuto un appartamento di Parigi che era rimasto abbandonato per settant’anni dopo che la proprietaria, u [...]

    20. The work is based on two true stories or rather facts, one in Paris of a grand demimondaine whose fantastic apartment came to light just before this was written, and another about a picture of a castle in Germany that related to past of a friend of the author.This work could have been good, if only it did not try to keep the mid path skirting a light romance or rather two of them, an evocative journey, and a dive into a traumatic past, a past that was horrendous as hell for the world and a dive [...]

    21. I'm writing another dual timeline novel so it makes sense to read others tackling this genre. The House by the Lake is connected to Paris Time Capsule with overlapping characters and historical context. It's a light read and the interweaving of two timelines works very well.

    22. Another fascinating Ella Carey TaleI have been only one Ella Carey book left to read. So happy another book will be released in July! Please, write MORE & MORE!

    23. The House by the LakeThe Ella Carey Collection #2Ella CareyLake Union Publishing, Mar 2016258 pages Ebook, paperback, audiobook, MP3 CDWomen’s Lit, Historical✮✮✮✮✮I purchased this book at the current price. This is my honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind.The cover is lovely. It reflects the present and past concept of the book with the house looking like it’s in the haziness of a memory almost. This story was really good. Not quite as good as the first [...]

    24. This book was made up of two different stories. One of the stories took place between 1934 and 1940 from the perspective of a French woman, and the second story took place in 2010 from the perspective of an American descendant of another family known by this French woman. The viewpoint of the book switched back and forth between these two, which was a bit jarring to some extent, but I did find myself enjoying both stories even if they sometimes "spoiled" each other.Considering some of the heavy [...]

    25. So stupid it made my head hurt. For one thing, moved at a snail's pace. Additionally, the heroine -- who has no knowledge of her heritage except that she's German -- goes to Germany at her grandfather's request and within days is falling in love with a stranger and ready to save a house and town. Here's an example of stuff that irritated the hell out of me, "As usual, she was struck by his impeccable manners." As usual? She just met him the afternoon before! Also, if I had a grandfather of a cer [...]

    26. I respect that this book was inspired by two different stories, one being the discovery of Madame Marthe de Florian's Parisian apartment, a decadent time capsule, untouched for seventy years. The second inspiration was a picture of an old palace in East Germany. Carey has a fine imagination but I felt like the story lacked depth and seemed extremely hurried. Major storylines were casually explained away and too easily resolved. I realize that this is fiction, but even fiction isn't this neat and [...]

    27. Flat, flat, flat. This book COULD have been amazing, if any of the bits that would have made it a complete and well-rounded story were included. The characters were intensely one dimensional, they barely speak to each other, and then when they do they go from hatred to bosom buddies in two sentences? Characters who seem important, or who seem like they could help support other characters show up for a page or two and then justpoof. There are so many gaps in terms of getting from point a to point [...]

    28. Entertaining Historical fictionHistorical romances are not my usual area of interest, however the Soviet zone of Germany aspect lured me in… Whilst a little light weight the book keeps your attention and works well with the alternating time periods of 1930s Europe and the present. The story of Germany during the Soviet occupation is an interesting one and this book does give you some insight into the experiences of German civilians during that period.An entertaining read.

    29. I loved Paris Time Capsule so I knew I would love this book. Anna is leading the life she thinks she is meant to in San Francisco when her Grandfather asks her to make a trip to an estate his family owned in old Prussia and he asks if she will journey there to retrieve it for him. This is a page turner, puller of heart strings puller and a great read. I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC.

    30. Historical fiction at its best, I could not put down the book. Anna's grandfather has always been secretive about his past. At 94, Max asks Anna to go to his ancestral home in Germany to find something left behind. The story alternates between the present and the 1930's in Paris and Germany. As Max's past is uncovered, can Anna move forward? A good read.

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