Lake News

Lake News After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal she s hounded by the press fired from her job and robbed of all he

  • Title: Lake News
  • Author: Barbara Delinsky
  • ISBN: 9781416564287
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she s hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all her public freedom The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire In search of refuge, Lily foAfter an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she s hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all her public freedom The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire In search of refuge, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of his own Now editing Lake Henry s local newspaper, John cannot ignore Lily s appeal or her plight even at the risk of taking on his former colleagues Rewarding and unforgettable, a stirring novel of hope and redemption, Lake News offers an intimate look at the complex relationship between an enigmatic man and a vulnerable but spirited woman, both struggling to find a new sense of community in a place they once called home.

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    1. Barbara Delinsky

      I was born and raised in suburban Boston My mother s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary I took piano lessons and flute lessons I took ballroom dancing lessons I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my stories , then spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive two skills that have served me better than all of my other high school courses combined I earned a B.A in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A in Sociology at Boston College The motivation behind the M.A was sheer greed My husband was just starting law school We needed the money Following graduate school, I worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald I did the newspaper work after my first son was born Since I was heavily into taking pictures of him, I worked for the paper to support that habit Initially, I wrote only in a secondary capacity, to provide copy for the pictures I took In time, I realized that I was better at writing than photography I used both skills doing volunteer work for hospital groups, and have served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and on the MGH s Women s Cancer Advisory Board I became an actual writer by fluke My twins were four when, by chance, I happened on a newspaper article profiling three female writers Intrigued, I spent three months researching, plotting, and writing my own book and it sold My niche I write about the emotional crises that we face in our lives Readers identify with my characters They know them They are them I m an everyday woman writing about everyday people facing not so everyday challenges My novels are character driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship, and I ve been blessed in having readers who buy them eagerly enough to put them on the major bestseller lists One of my latest, Sweet Salt Air, came out in 2013 Blueprints, my second novel with St Martin s Press, became my 22nd New York Times bestselling novel soon after its release in June 2015 Making Up, my work in progress, will be published in 2018.2018 Yikes I didn t think I d live that long I thought I d die of breast cancer back in the 1900 s, like my mom But I didn t I was diagnosed nearly twenty years ago, had surgery and treatment, and here I am, stronger than ever and loving having authored yet another book, this one the non fiction Uplift Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors First published in 2001, Uplift is a handbook of practical tips and upbeat anecdotes that I compiled with the help of 350 breast cancer survivors, their families and friends These survivors just blew me away They gave me the book that I wish I d had way back when I was diagnosed There is no medical information here, nothing frightening, simply practical advice from friends who ve had breast cancer The 10th Anniversary Volume of Uplift is now in print And the money I ve made on the book Every cent has gone to my charitable foundation, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital Connect with me on Facebook facebook bdelinsky Look for my photos on Instagram instagram barbaradelinsky

    122 thoughts on “Lake News”

    1. Onvan : Lake News - Nevisande : Barbara Delinsky - ISBN : 067103619X - ISBN13 : 9780671036195 - Dar 544 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 1999


    2. Lake News is the first Barbara Delinsky book I read, years ago. I loved it from the first page, and the same with An Accidental Woman, the second book in the series.Excellent character development, and wonderful expression of family relationships, plus interaction all around. If you want to read a great story, this book is for you.


    3. Whenever I pick up a book by Barbara Delinsky, I know I will not be disappointed. And this is certainly true in the case of "Lake News." Lily blake is a hardworking, talented, independent woman who has had a friendship with Father Francis Rosetti for many years. He has been a good friend and mentor to her. Lily is a teacher and a singer in an exclusive night club. A newspaper reporter has written a column regarding her relationship with the newly assigned Cardinal Rosetti as something sordid and [...]


    4. This is an interesting tale of a woman living a quiet life in Boston who is accused in the news paper of having an affair with a newly named Cardinal in the Catholic Church. The story is totally false and this book tells of her journey back to normalcy and how it changes her life and adjusts her priorities. I enjoyed the book and the mix of characters and how they overcome differences to help this woman get her life back.



    5. I've actually read Lake News by Barbara Delinsky a couple of times. I first bought it the summer of 2008 to read on the long, 10 hour flight to Hawaii. I had previously read Looking for Peyton Place by Delinsky and loved it so I was looking forward to reading Lake News as well. I wasn't disappointed, and I liked the book so much that I've read it again since.Lily Blake and John Kipling are both from Lake Henry, New Hampshire, and both left after high school to create lives for themselves away fr [...]


    6. I really enjoy the way Delinsky inhabits the emotional aspects of a story. This time around, the issues are friendship, trust, family expectations and personal expression.When Lily Blake innocently speaks to a reporter about a newly named Cardinal with whom she has a personal friendship, her life is turned into chaos. The reporter, whose motives are revealed as the story progresses, turns her story into a torrid affair as he misrepresents her current and former associations with men in the limel [...]


    7. My biggest gripe about this book was how a 34 y/o woman living independently since the age of 18 could possibly even think that it was okay to talk about a (hypothetical) sexual relationship with the Cardinal (I mean seriously! Of all the public figures in the world to talk about) and to a reporter for crying out loud!I was angry and upset of the injustice that happened to her but she really didn't help matters by commenting on a topic like religion which can very easily bring out the pitchforks [...]


    8. I really enjoyed listening to this book. Set in "Lake Henry, NH" (Yay New-Hampy!)and with very likeable characters, this one was a sure bet with me. The loon passages got a bit slow--perhaps the author visited the Moultonboro Loon Center a few times too many?but there's plenty to chew on here. The tension in the plot kept this one from becoming too quaint. Note: There are some seriously pathetic moments where the reader attempts a NH accent. All actors and actresses should just abandon the attem [...]


    9. What a lovely book! Full of rich and complex characters, the author slowly unwinds the complexities of each until you feel like you see who they really are and what makes them "tick." The setting of the book is New Hampshire so I was able to relate to the changing of the seasons as Fall slowly fades away and you can feel winter coming in. The book addresses something we all deal with on some level, invasion of privacy. Granted, most of us don't experience as deeply as the main character does, bu [...]


    10. Couldn't finish. After reading some reviews, I see others had the same response. The idea of a "character" who was appointed Cardinal being involved in that type of scandal seemed unlikely. I think what bogged the story down is so many pious (dated now) anti-press rants. The cover of the book caught my eye in our "little library". I am not going to read anymore tomes written by the author, too much preachy filler.


    11. I couldn't put this book down! I loved the New England setting since it's in my neck of the woods and the believable and likable characters. The story was relevant in a time when privacy is so easily violated in social media and I found the complexities of journalism totally interesting. Woven into that were richly described family and relationship struggles and it all came to a gratifying ending. Can't wait to read the sequel!


    12. Part romance, part diatribe against the intrusiveness of the press, and the way innocent lives can be disrupted by overly-aggressive “investigative” journalists, this novel lacked the force of some of Delinsky’s other books. Nice enough characters, but too often bogged down in whining tone.



    13. About 200 pages too long. I'm not sure why the main characters took such joy in publicly exposing a man's horrible childhood. I did not find it to be a happy ending at all.





    14. John Kipling returned to Lake Henry, New Hampshire and is editor for the Lake News. John was over 40 now. He had been friends with Terry Sullivan. Terry had a story that gave John to submit about a woman who said she had an affair with a senator. The story had turned out to be false and the senator committed suicide after losing his family over the ordeal. John left Boston after feeling guilty and blamed for Terry's story. He came back home hoping to work things out with his father. He was very [...]


    15. I read this book in about 1999. Somehow, I got a copy of the mass market paperback while I was working as an over-the-road truck driver, but I remember reading it while on a flight from Fort Wayne, Indiana, through Memphis, to Huntsville, Alabama. The flight sat on the tarmac in Ft. Wayne for almost two hours while we waited out a storm in our flight path. This isn't the kind of story I usually read, and that's likely why I read it the first time. I wanted a different life from the one I'd been [...]


    16. so Lily gets a bad reputation for something she didn't really do. She rebuilds her life, moves and then is targeted again. A newspaper man writes a misleading article saying that she is having an affair with a Catholic cardinal who's moving to Rome. It isn't true. But Lily can't get anyone to believe her. She loses her jobs, is asked by the apartment landowners to move, can't go anywhere, so she moves back home. And there she is right in the mix of the difficult relationship with her mother.


    17. I really enjoyed this book. First Barbara Delinsky novel for me and I plan to read more. I like her writing style. A bit of a mystery along with a love story and a story of reconciliation. The defamation of character story especially hit home in light of today's issues with fake and fabricated news.


    18. Another good read from Barbara Delinsky. This book was published in 1999, but the underlying plot has prescience for today's news business. This is a good, well plotted story.



    19. Very good book about secrets, relationships, the good and bad in journalism. Couldn't put it down once I got into it.


    20. I've had this book on my reading pile for awhile and I kept setting it aside. For some reason, as the majority of my reading is at night before bedtime, I generally tend to shy away from hard cover and trade paperbacks due to the size and weight. But since it was vacation time, I decided to take this one with me and what a delightful reading surprise. This book is absolutely beautifully written - the vocabulary an artistic display and the story current beyond expectation. The biggest surprise wa [...]


    21. My overall impression of this book is that it is beautifully written and evocative in many ways. The description of the water birds as seen from a canoe by a patient and world-weary John Kipling creates a backdrop of peace which promises restoration, no matter what drama should occur in the lives of the characters. Then the violation of a woman's privacy by an unscrupulous reporter plunges the reader into the middle of a high-pressure situation which seems to have no hope of an easy outcome. Lil [...]


    22. Lake News offers us a look at what paparazzi can do when given too much attention. This is the story of Lily Blake who left NH after feeling like such an outcast that the only thing she could do was move to greener pastures. She meets Father Fran who is moving up in the church. Lily thinking she was just talking off the record didn’t realize that the evil reporter Terry Sullivan was audio taping what she was saying to twist it to make an affair out of no where. Lily Blake is shocked at the att [...]


    23. Another intriguing novel by Delinsky!!"After an unscrupulous reporter falsely accuses Boston lounge singer Lily Blake of having an affair with a newly appointed Cardinal, she's hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all public freedom. The humiliation and violation of privacy leaves her no choice but to retreat to her rural hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire. In search of refuge, Lily forms an uneasy alliance with John Kipling, a former Boston reporter with trust issues of hi [...]


    24. Isn't in intriguing how lies are formed and take on a life of their own? I am certin that the one creating the falsehood never gives thought to the trickle down effect of their words- the wave of hurt they are creating. In this book, Lilly (one of the main characters) is falsely accused of having an affair with a Cardinal. The person fabricating the sory (lie) only thought of their own personal pain and drama. Because of one action so much saddness is created for so many that the wrongdoer does [...]


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