Accolades for "Lost Lake"


All of the magic of Allen's previous books is present in this latest treasure, a feast of words...[Lost Lake] is truly a treat to be savored. The author has the ability to capture the soul of her characters.
- The Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars, A Top Pick.

The star of this show is its geographical sweet spot. Soon after the first page, readers will want to release their cares and woes for full immersion in [Lost Lake's] magical setting.
- Library Journal

Allen's trademark magic is woven throughout the story and can be found in the lake, the town, and the people, but at its heart, this story is about finding home—something we can all relate to.
- Lost Lake, chosen as a January 2014 LibraryReads list pick

One would need a heart of steel, or the skin of an alligator, not to fall in love with Allen's beguiling cast of misfits. A surefire star of feel-good fiction, Allen always manages to nimbly mask her potent messages beneath her trademark touches of mirth and magic, but this endearing tale of surprising second chances may just be her wisest work yet.
- Booklist (starred review) Carol Haggas

[Allen's] eccentric cast of characters and charming Southern setting will win readers over.
- Publishers Weekly

You will love going to Lost Lake with Sarah Addison Allen and meeting all the fascinating characters that live there. This book is filled with mystery, magic and wonderful surprises.
- Fannie Flagg, NYT Bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Sarah Addison Allen brings her trademark bewitching style to Lost Lake, Georgia, where a gently decaying magic still holds enough sway to let ghosts walk, and swim, and sometimes throw cypress knees. I was so taken with this patchwork band of misfits seeking to reknit their frayed edges into a real community. Here, folks both loveable and thorny find their own way home, down paths that are sometimes backwards, sometimes heartbreaking, but always charming. LOST LAKE is a love note to second chances, hopeful and entrancing, and I couldn't put it down.
- Joshilyn Jackson, NYT Bestselling author of Gods in Alabama