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Lake News

Barbara Delinsky

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.

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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Genres:

Romance

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jen Taylor

Length:

13h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:56