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The Lake Season

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Set in the weeks leading up to an idyllic New England wedding, this “enticing and refreshing” (Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author) novel sparkles with wry wit, sweet romance, and long-kept family secrets.

Iris Standish has always been the responsible older sibling: the one with the steady marriage, loving family, and sensible job. But all of a sudden, as her carefully-constructed life spins out of her control, a cryptic postcard from her estranged sister Leah arrives at the perfect time: Please Come. Iris seizes her chance to escape to her childhood lakeside home, where Leah is planning her summer wedding to a man their New Hampshire clan has never met.

Against a backdrop of dress fittings, floral arrangements, and rehearsal dinners, Leah hides secrets of her own. And while her sister faces a past that has finally caught up to her, Iris prepares to say good-bye to a future that is suddenly far from certain. As new love beckons and Hampstead Lake shimmers in the background, Iris must decide when to wade in cautiously and when to dive—and, ultimately, how to ferry herself to safe harbors in this enticing novel of second chances and the ties that bind.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Two sisters, a glittering New England lake, and one desperate, last-chance summer set the stage for Hannah McKinnon's emotionally affecting new novel, The Lake Season." - Michelle Gable

"Do yourself a favor and put The Lake Season on your summer reading list." - L Alison Heller

"This is a beautiful tale of sisters, a heartfelt journey of truth and choices that will leave you deeply satisfied." - Linda Francis Lee

"Hannah McKinnon's lyrical debut tells the story of a pair of very different sisters, both at a crossroads in life. McKinnon's great strength lies in her ability to reveal the many ways the two women wound - and ultimately heal - each other as only sisters can." - Sarah Pekkanen

"Hannah McKinnon's The Lake Season is a pure delight. Iris Standish is such an appealing woman, handling an overload of family calamities with good sense and good will, not to mention a few really good times. It's a bonus that the setting on Lake Hampstead is as enticing and refreshing as McKinnon's voice." - Nancy Thayer

"Charming and heartfelt! Hannah McKinnon's The Lake Season proves that you can go home again; you just can't control what you find when you get there." - Wendy Wax

"Seasons of change take us home to the places and the people who shelter us. Well-told, and in turns sweet and bare, The Lake Season offers a compelling tale of family secrets, letting go, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood." - Lisa Wingate

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Used availability for Hannah McKinnon's The Lake Season

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Lake Season: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah McKinnon
ISBN: 1-4767-7764-0 / 978-1-4767-7764-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Lake Season: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah McKinnon
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Lake Season: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah McKinnon
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon UK