Hello again, blog lovers! Hope you all had a Happy New Year and are keeping warm on this cold (and soon to be snowy!) weekend. Look, readers- it’s not a musical, it’s not a movie, it’s a book! Considering that this is the industry I hope to be in for the rest of my life, I figured I better give you all a taste of well…my taste in books. I read pretty much any fiction you throw at me, but my favorites are fantasy, suspense, mysteries, science fiction, or basically anything with a good plot twist and solid characters. Daughters of the Lake was definitely one of those books.
In this book, two stories are being told in the same place, but in different times. In the present day, we have Kate Granger, who has moved back to her hometown after discovering her husband has cheated on her. She has also quit her job, as she and her husband worked at the same newspaper. In the early 1900s, Addie Cassatt grows up with Jess by her side, knowing that they are soulmates and will always be together no matter the circumstances. When Addie’s body, holding her infant child, washes up on the shore on the beach in Kate’s present-day town, Kate knows exactly who Addie is…because she’s seen her in her dreams.
For those who love science fiction, fantasy, a little horror, and some light romance, this is the book for you. It draws up some interesting questions that don’t usually come around in books set up to be time-traveling mysteries. Specifically, the idea of soulmates is played around with quite a bit. That two people, for better or for worse, are destined to be with each other forever. I don’t know if I believe in “soulmates” per se, but I do believe that everything in life happens for a reason. If I had gone to a different college or even taken different classes, I may never have met the man I’ve spent the last four years with. And I can’t imagine life without him. (Sorry, small tangent.) Anyway, the book explores this topic well and shows what two people are willing to do for each other even in the most dire of situations.
Between you, me, and the ghostlight, this is a great winter ghost story for anyone who wants to snuggle up by the fire and figure out the mystery. I’ll write again soon, blog lovers! Enjoy your weekend!