• The Lake

  • The Lake Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: AnnaLisa Grant
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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By: AnnaLisa Grant
Narrated by: Em Eldridge
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Publisher's Summary

At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt. The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one who is cared for and loved. Life takes an unexpected turn when Layla meets Will Meyer. His breathtaking good looks are enough to catch her eye, but his sincerity and passion are everything she needs to find the strength and confidence she lost - and lead her into love. When tragedy once again strikes Layla’s life, her hope is all but completely crushed. Through it all, Layla learns what it means to truly love and be loved.

©2013 AnnaLisa Grant (P)2014 AnnaLisa Grant

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great book

i think it was a great three book to follow and easy to read and romantic i wish there was more like this one i think everybody should be able to get them please get them and read you wont want to put it down then last book u want the story to continue

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Emotional Rollercoaster

Extremely impressed with the story and the character build up. I was in knots when Will and Layla were having relationship issues and Will couldn't communicate properly without putting Layla in danger.

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It Is What It Is

I chose this book because of the high reviews on several other book review sites. I am going to give the audible review that would have made a difference in my purchase. Notice this is currently a trilogy that audible only has one segment of. This is not because it has not been written yet. Secondly, the book was actually released, in the written version, a year and a half prior to the audio version.

If you are a fan of Nicholas Sparks - you will be a fan of this book.

A love story trilogy that begins with Layla at 17 years old. The previous five years of her life have been an emotional roller coaster and she is off on a promising different life in a new town with a distant aunt and uncle,

The plot is interesting and well thought out. What this book lacked, for me, was in the shallowness of the main characters and the female lead's repetitive thoughts. The teenage characters were way more mature and civil than I think are possible.

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Nice beginning

Abrupt ending. This is a nice story about teens coming of age. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Good listen

I think the story in itself was good. I did enjoy it. Although I pretty much predicted some outcomes, I was surprised by the twist at the end. I do feel like for what little story was told, it was drawn out way to long in one book! And now there’s three more books to read just find out what happens. Also there wasn’t much of an ending. I was disappointed with that. But overall, I liked it and am interested in finding out what happens, so I will be purchasing the next book. I think it’s a good read or listen for any age, but especially for the younger audience.

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Well written and worthwhile listen

This story is incredibly well written. The narrator provides a depth to the characters that only enhances the story. I loved this book and found the entire series thoughtful, well written, and well developed. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Grant's work.

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very good series

Would you listen to The Lake again? Why?

no I usually only read books once and move on to another

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I loved all 3 books in this series. I enjoy reading but really like listening when I am able to walk and enjoy exercising. I love the fact I can read multiple books with the same characters and continue the journey with them.

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meh

Good writing style, but I didnt fall in love with the characters or plot like I had anticipated. The romance seemed too rushed and her integration to the clique too seamless. The self loathing of her character was portrayed well, but the author's attempt to make the heroine appear strong and courageous was weak. I found myself often bored, and will not be reading the next novel.

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I liked the book

But I felt it a little drawn out and repetitious. Bot I liked the story line.

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loved it !

So good I had to get the rest of the trilogy. The plot was had a nice spin, so although I thought I knew the ending, I really didn't.