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On Mystic Lake: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) (original 1999; edition 2004)

by Kristin Hannah (Author)

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After Annie Colwater's husband finds another woman, she goes home to the Olympic Peninsula and falls in love with a widower with a daughter. On discovering she is pregnant--by her husband--she returns to the husband, but he wants no part of her, or their child. Will the widower take her back? By the author of Home Again.… (more)
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Title:On Mystic Lake: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Authors:Kristin Hannah (Author)
Info:Ballantine Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, 448 pages
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This was a fantastic book. It made me cry. How does a woman find herself after she has spent years being someone other people expected her to be? This is a wonderful book about self discovery and standing up for who you are. I would highly recommend it. ( )
  Martha662 | Jun 27, 2020 |
Hannah pulls out all the stops in this one. She dumps in crumbling marriage, empty-nest syndrome, long-lost loves, neglected children, traumatized children, loss of a parent, homelessness, substance abuse, suicide, mental illness, and pretty much every hanky-dampening situation in the romance writers' playbook.

In other words, her fans will eat this up.

It all starts when Annie Colwater's husband announces, apparently out of the blue, that he has fallen in love with another woman and wants a divorce. He drops this bombshell moments after the couple has put their 17-year-old daughter on a plane for London.

Shocked and confused, Annie returns to her hometown on the Olympic Peninsula, to spend time with her father and to try to reorganize her life. Looking for something to fill her days, she agrees to help her first love, Nick, with his six-year-old daughter, so traumatized by her mother's suicide that she is nearly catatonic.

Things build pretty predictably from there, and even the "surprise twist" at the three-quarter point is something the long-time romance reader will have seen coming, though Hannah does manage to dodge one cliche bullet in the resolution.

The ending drags somewhat as Annie tries to decide between new-old love and old-established love, between comfort and adventure, and between doing what's expected of her and doing what she really wants. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | May 4, 2020 |
This is a quick read about Annie Bourne who has been married to Blake, a very successful lawyer, since they met at Stanford over 20 years ago. Blake's request for a divorce throws Annie into a depression which she tries to work through by going back home to Mystic, Washington, to visit her father. While there she reconnects with Nick, a good friend from high school, and his daughter Izzy who has not spoken since her mother died and feels that she is "disappearing". ( )
  baughga | Mar 10, 2020 |
Knocked it out in one day! A perfect summer read.
  LizBurkhart | Sep 5, 2019 |
A sweet book about betrayal, growing as a person and taking responsibility for own life instead of living as others want you to. ( )
  soosthemoose | Aug 1, 2019 |
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After Annie Colwater's husband finds another woman, she goes home to the Olympic Peninsula and falls in love with a widower with a daughter. On discovering she is pregnant--by her husband--she returns to the husband, but he wants no part of her, or their child. Will the widower take her back? By the author of Home Again.

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Annie Colwater's husband has just confessed that he's in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together, the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she's been given a second chance at happiness, her world is turned upside down again, and she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to makeā€¦
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