Dream Lake

Dream Lake

[a Friday Harbor Novel]

eBook - 2012
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In the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, Zoe Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love, is attracted to Alex Nolan, a bitter and cynical man battling his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, until he is visited by a mysterious ghost who is stuck in the Nolans' Victorian house. All the ghost knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoe hold the key to unlocking the mystery that keeps him trapped there.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Edition: Kindle ed.
ISBN: 9781250014276
1250014271
Characteristics: 1 online resource (385 p.)
Additional Contributors: Amazon.com (Firm)
Summary: In the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, Zoe Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love, is attracted to Alex Nolan, a bitter and cynical man battling his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, until he is visited by a mysterious ghost who is stuck in the Nolans' Victorian house. All the ghost knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoe hold the key to unlocking the mystery that keeps him trapped there.

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Andresen_E
Aug 14, 2017

I enjoyed this one although the others in this series were better. Even though this story was entirely fictitious, I want to point out that the hero quits drinking solely by sheer willpower but this method to become sober rarely works in reality. It takes a detox, rehab, and an on-going support program to ensure a sober existence. Especially if the reason for quitting is a relationship with another.

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MelissaYAReader
Jan 20, 2017

This was a charming romance. I did enjoy the ghostly element, though couldn't help but wonder if the people around Alex thought he was losing his mind. I wasn't really sure how this romance would work at first. Alex was so hard, coarse, and troubled, I wasn't sure a relationship with him would be possible. Still Zoe softened his edges and made him a more appealing leading man. I loved how he looked out for Emma, Zoe's Grandmother. Charming romance with a ghost--this was a fun read.

This is the third in a series set in mystical Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington. The series centers around the Nolan family. In this book, Alex Nolan, the most haunted of the brothers, who drinks heavily and doesn't believe in love, meets Zoe Hoffman, a gentle, romantic innkeeper who has been hurt so many times she has given up on love. I liked this series because it reminded me of Nora Roberts, though Lisa Kleypas has a lighter touch in her use of magic and ghosts. I found it to be a charming, sweet series with a touch of the mystical. Recommended by Linda

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dprodrig
Jul 23, 2013

Light, sweet read. Not one of her best, but still nice to read all cuddled up on the sofa.

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WEAVEONEDREAM
Jul 05, 2013

nice easy book to read, enjoyed the characters of Zoe Alex and Upsy but it made me hungry while reading it lol

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katortiz3
Feb 25, 2013

Made me cry! Loved both Zoe and Upsie. Story is very heartwarming.

universalPuppy Feb 06, 2013

The book begins with a ghost as the narrator. I found his monologue annoying and almost gave up on reading further. However, once Alex (a human & one of 3 brothers) enters the picture, the ghost is no longer the narrator and no longer annoying. The romance between Alex and Zoe proceeds slowly, but the story never feels like it's dragging.

This 3rd book in the series definitely goes full on with the paranormal as opposed to the previous ones where it wasn't so overt. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I have a feeling there might be a witch or two in it.

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dreamer2802
Aug 22, 2012

Even though I'm not normally a fan of the paranormal being inserted into this series, I really enjoyed Alex and Zoe's story.

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