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After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents home on Lake Superior to pull herself together only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows Tucked in the folds of the woman s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother No one can identify the woman Except for Kate She s seen her before In her dreams One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved It s time for the lake to give up its secrets As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations Now, it s Kate s turn to listenAs the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back They must come together, if only in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past 3.5 As I ve mentioned before, it seems that books follow a trend Either that or I am just randomly encountering books that make it seem that way So trend or not, I am enjoying the many books that I have read lately, that contain a folklore or myth of some kind Just love all those old stories containing people and places, old beliefs and warnings This book that I enjoyed also contains such a story.Set on Lake Superior this a a good story, very atmospher Old house, fog, mist, with elements of 3.5 As I ve mentioned before, it seems that books follow a trend Either that or I am just randomly encountering books that make it seem that way So trend or not, I am enjoying the many books that I have read lately, that contain a folklore or myth of some kind Just love all those old stories containing people and places, old beliefs and warnings This book that I enjoyed also contains such a story.Set on Lake Superior this a a good story, very atmospher Old house, fog, mist, with elements of the paranormal, a talent of reading dreams passed down through generations The timeline is one hundred years apart, and now an event, needs to be understood and corrected in the present Of course the lake plays a big part of the story, in fact in this book it is where it begins The Lakeshore was magical was magical then, in those days, and so it remained But people had grown to noisy, too preoccupied, too sophisticated to listen to its song To understand what happened in the past, Kate our main character, must learnabout the past, her own family heritage The spirits of the past are waiting for her to connect the dots and bring peace and the truth to the forefront Don t believe in spirits Maybe were just not listening hard enough in our now too noisy world ARC from Netgalley Kate Granger returns to her parent s home on Lake Superior upon learning that her husband was having an affair She hopes to use the time there to think about her life and start over Unfortunately, one morning along with her father and her father s friend, Johnny, she came across the body of a young woman on the shores of the lake What is most shocking to Kate, is that she recognizes the woman from dreams she has been having Not only does she recognize the woman, she somehow knows that there Kate Granger returns to her parent s home on Lake Superior upon learning that her husband was having an affair She hopes to use the time there to think about her life and start over Unfortunately, one morning along with her father and her father s friend, Johnny, she came across the body of a young woman on the shores of the lake What is most shocking to Kate, is that she recognizes the woman from dreams she has been having Not only does she recognize the woman, she somehow knows that there is a baby tucked in the folds of her nightgown Kate s reaction to seeing the woman s body and finding the baby, make her a possible suspect in the death of the woman Side note I didn t see what was so suspicious about her reaction to seeing the dead woman and baby I think if I found two dead bodies, I would have a strong reaction as well Just saying..Even though the police are suspicious of her, Kate is still able to travel to Wharton to visit her cousin, Simon and the bed and breakfast he runs out of the former home of their great grandfather, Harrison Connor Things get even stranger while she stays in her family s home and as she attempts to put the pieces together, it appears that ghosts of the past are all around her What secrets might the lake have This book is told through the past and the present though alternating chapters I enjoyed both equally In the past we meet Addie and Jess Addie was literally born in the lake and Jess was the one who found her floating in the water They had a close bond from that time on and no one was shocked when they married years later.Wendy Webb sets her books about lakes and uses a supernatural element in them She writes books with plots that are tied to the past, with old mansions, strong female characters, age old secrets, and yes, ghosts Her books are described as Northern Gothic and do have an eerie and atmospheric feel to them She also threw in a tragic love story and mysterious lake creature entity into the mix her as well This book had a little bit of everything, but it is not scary or creepy at least in my opinion It hasof an eerie feel to it, even with the supernatural elements, it won t scare of have readers sleeping with the lights on Plus, even with death in the book, there is nothing graphic or gory There is mystery and the story really revolves around the past and present story line s and Kate s attempt to make sense of her dreams and experiences.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was invested in learning if Kate would learn the woman s identity What brought the woman to the lake Why was she murdered How does the lake tie in What is going on in the bed and breakfast Will the case ever be solved Why was a missing person s report not filed I think this book is perfect for those who enjoy lighter not scary Gothic ghost stories involving some mystery, glimpses into the past, romance and intrigue Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Readof my reviews at www.openbookpost.com This was a buddy read with my friend Susan We both enjoyed it. I really wanted to like this book.I really do like the story, the myth The author did a great job painting the characters And maybe understanding the characters so deeply is what ultimately ruined the story for me The foreshadowing was too much The mystery wasn t deep enough The same flowery cliche descriptors were repeated, sometimesthan once on a page Okay, only once did I notice it twice on one page but it really rubbed me the wrong way This book left me feeling like I just rea I really wanted to like this book.I really do like the story, the myth The author did a great job painting the characters And maybe understanding the characters so deeply is what ultimately ruined the story for me The foreshadowing was too much The mystery wasn t deep enough The same flowery cliche descriptors were repeated, sometimesthan once on a page Okay, only once did I notice it twice on one page but it really rubbed me the wrong way This book left me feeling like I just read a Lifetime movie I saw nothing but build up for the first 80% of the book Maybe I missed the climaxes as I was enjoying the telling of the lore I finished the book out of curiosity and a deep seeded need for our protagonist to finally figure out the only explanation that made sense It was all wrapped up until the final chapter where one last twist was provided, something that was either not foreshadowed at all, or I completely missed But, it had no effect on the story or how I felt about any of the characters Maybe this just isn t the genre for me I loved the story, but hated the story telling DNF at 41% So I was in the mood for something thrilling, suspenseful and fast paced Obviously, from my low rating you can tell that I got none of those things from this book That is unfortunate, because despite never reading anything by this author I was excited for this book It s the cover probably I am always a victim of pretty or intriguing covers The premise was interesting enough, but as I started reading, and reading and reading I really couldn t tell what the point of this book w DNF at 41% So I was in the mood for something thrilling, suspenseful and fast paced Obviously, from my low rating you can tell that I got none of those things from this book That is unfortunate, because despite never reading anything by this author I was excited for this book It s the cover probably I am always a victim of pretty or intriguing covers The premise was interesting enough, but as I started reading, and reading and reading I really couldn t tell what the point of this book was There was little to no plot development and I got to 41 percent, so I feel like I gave this book all of the chances I could The backstories of characters weren t interesting, because they were very generic and they didn t really bring much depth to the story, but then again the whole thing lacked altogether, so depth was of my least concerns here If I had to describe this novel in one word, I say disjointed There were lots of bits and pieces, and I could see how they were supposed to fit, but they just didn t And as it is the end of the year, I do not have the patience to read books that don t grab me a 100%.The writing itself was probably the worst part the dialog was so common, that it felt like it was taken straight up from the dialog for dummies book or something The descriptions were dry and generic, and even silly sounding at times I found myself rolling my eyes multiple times a page, and that s when I knew I needed to stop I also find it funny how I don t have much to say in this review just as the book didn t do much in those 41% for me Daughters of the Lake literally left zero impressions on me.Big thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a digital arc of this book My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG A haunted house, a century old mystery, a ghost story, a mysterious creature in the lake, secrets, lies, murder A young woman s body is found on the shore of Lake Superior, holding a dead baby in her arms Kate Granger whose father has found the body while walking his dog, has seen the dead woman in her dreams before several times The police are baffled There are no missing persons report and they can t even tell when was the woman murdered.As Kate s bizarre dreams continue, she begins her ow A haunted house, a century old mystery, a ghost story, a mysterious creature in the lake, secrets, lies, murder A young woman s body is found on the shore of Lake Superior, holding a dead baby in her arms Kate Granger whose father has found the body while walking his dog, has seen the dead woman in her dreams before several times The police are baffled There are no missing persons report and they can t even tell when was the woman murdered.As Kate s bizarre dreams continue, she begins her own investigations Who is the woman Why did she have to die And whose is the sinister spirit that doesn t want Kate to uncover the truth and right the wrongs Daughters of the Lake is a well written, albeit a bit drawn out, atmospheric Gothic story about love, destiny, redemption and reckoning A perfect read for this cold season.Thanks to Wendy Webb, Lake Union Publishing and the NetGalley for providing me with a copy This is an absolutely perfect book to read during this time of year, it s dark and gothic and heavily involved with the supernatural, it really read like a classic ghost story without the super disturbing horror type elements If you re the type of reader who doesn t like really scary stuff or graphic details then this is for you The mystery is on the lighter side and while it s eerie, it s not terrifying and will most likely not disturb you.This flips back and forth between the present day and This is an absolutely perfect book to read during this time of year, it s dark and gothic and heavily involved with the supernatural, it really read like a classic ghost story without the super disturbing horror type elements If you re the type of reader who doesn t like really scary stuff or graphic details then this is for you The mystery is on the lighter side and while it s eerie, it s not terrifying and will most likely not disturb you.This flips back and forth between the present day and the early 1900 s and follows Kate and a young woman named Addie I liked the way their stories intertwined and while I was able to guess the mystery in the end, I still found it to be an enjoyable read I think this was because I was so immersed in the great atmosphere Webb created, it was super haunting and spooky and incredibly easy to picture I loved the gothic vibes and the mix between past and present, and I don t mind supernatural stuff in a thriller occasionally and again, for this time of year I was into it Throw in some light romance and an engaging mystery and you have a fun fall mystery that entertained me.Daughters of the Lake in three words Eerie, Atmospheric and Mesmerizing I m between 4 and 4.5 stars Some stories, especially peculiar, hidden ones involving murder and mystery, have a way of bubbling to the surface, especially when wrongs need to be righted They make themselves heard despite efforts to keep them silent All in the proper time And now was the proper time Kate s life is in total upheaval Her marriage is over, since she discovered her husband had cheated on her, and as if that weren t enough, they had worked together, so she had no desire to go ba I m between 4 and 4.5 stars Some stories, especially peculiar, hidden ones involving murder and mystery, have a way of bubbling to the surface, especially when wrongs need to be righted They make themselves heard despite efforts to keep them silent All in the proper time And now was the proper time Kate s life is in total upheaval Her marriage is over, since she discovered her husband had cheated on her, and as if that weren t enough, they had worked together, so she had no desire to go back to her job With nowhere else to turn, she retreats to her parents home on Lake Superior, in an effort to pull herself and her life together Being home with her parents soothes her, but she can t seem to explain the weird dreams she s having, where she is actually someone else another woman, in fact as she sees the woman s face instead of hers, hears her voice, even interacts with the woman s husband When one quiet day in her hometown a body washes up on the shore of the lake, Kate is absolutely shocked to discover it s the body of the woman from her dreams And inexplicably, Kate is the one who realizes that there was an infant snuggled close to the woman s body, but she doesn t understand how she could have known that.Once she is able to mostly convince the local police she shouldn t be considered a suspect in these murders, Kate is desperate to figure out the identity of the woman, and why she is appearing in her dreams The deeper she delves into this mystery, the stranger things become, and when she goes to visit her cousin, who runs an inn in the historic house her grandmother once lived in, she makes evenshocking discoveries which inexplicably are taking both a physical and a mental toll on her.Who was the woman that died What happened to her How can anyone explain the physical and emotional ways this mystery seems to be manifesting itself in Kate Are these merely reactions to Kate s own emotional stress, or are there actual spirits that are trying to help her or hinder her from uncovering the truth It s going to take the help of Kate s cousin Simon as well as a handsome police detective to get to the bottom of this, and save Kate from possible danger.I m being a little vague in my description of the plot because I went into this book knowing nothing and I think it really enhanced my enjoyment of the story I thought Daughters of the Lake was a great read a little bit bizarre, a little bit gothic, a little bit melodramatic, and utterly compelling I wondered how Wendy Webb would pull everything off, and it certainly required some suspension of disbelief, but it didn t detract from the appeal of this story.I ve never read anything by Webb before, and in fact simply stumbled over the book onthe other night, but I was totally impressed and enjoyed this from start to finish Apparently she s been called the Queen of the Northern Gothic, and I absolutely loved the setting of this book, so I ll have to check some of her other books out She s a terrific storyteller, one who knows how to ratchet up suspense while drawing you in completely to her characters.This is partly a mystery, partly a love story, partly a novel about the secrets that families and towns keep hidden I could totally see this as a fun and campy movie of the week or something like this, but it s a completely enjoyable read to boot First Reads and Lake Union Publishing provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at Daughters of the Lake is a gothic, historical fiction mystery blended with your typical ghost story Kate Granger has been having dreams, or nightmares, about a woman, her child, and her family life, but just tunes it out as fiction That is, until the woman and her baby are washed up along the shore by their house Kate is in shock, disbelief even, because it shows that her dreams are in fact premonitions Kate has been going through a lot lately, with her divorce proceedings about to start Daughters of the Lake is a gothic, historical fiction mystery blended with your typical ghost story Kate Granger has been having dreams, or nightmares, about a woman, her child, and her family life, but just tunes it out as fiction That is, until the woman and her baby are washed up along the shore by their house Kate is in shock, disbelief even, because it shows that her dreams are in fact premonitions Kate has been going through a lot lately, with her divorce proceedings about to start, and now the police force believes that Kate isinvolved in this murder than she s letting them believe While the police and Kate try to investigate how this woman and her child died, generations of mystery and deceit hidden deep in the roots of her family begin to unravel Kate needs to tap into this woman s life and find out how this woman s life ended in tragedy It s only until she notices a family photo of hers that she can pinpoint who the woman is dated over 100 years ago Daughters of the Lake reminded me of Michael J Malone s House of Spines, so if you enjoyed that novel, you ll definitely like this story It s a ghost story, fused with love, tragedy, and mystery It s a slow burn at it s core, so you will only start uncovering the mystery of this story when you reach the halfway mark I ve read a lot of mysteries in the past year, so I sadly was able to figure out what happened rather quickly, however the writing and mystery is vastly original In fact, Wendy Webb masterfully immerses you into this atmospheric tale If you are looking for a slower paced whodunnit that won t keep you up at night, I d recommend Daughters of the Lake