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Ladies of the Lake

Haywood Smith

St. Martin's Griffin

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Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose—all with grown children of their own—have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother’s will requires them to spend the whole summer—without friends or family—“camping in” at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia’s nemesis since she learned to say, “no” to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so “green” she’d test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.

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1There’s nothing wrong with this family that a funeral or two wouldn’t fix.
—MY PATERNAL GRANNY MAMA LOU
I HAVE SOME family secrets to tell, but first, I need to make one thing crystal clear: With two glaring exceptions, my mother is a true Southern lady of infinite grace and discriminating taste.
The first exception—and by far the least—is the fact that as soon as the four of us girls were safely on our own, Mama moved to a double-wide in Clearwater, Florida, where in short order she married, then buried, two “diamonds in the rough” who smoked
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"Smith gives readers a lovely comedy with poise."
--Publishers Weekly

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  • Haywood Smith

  • Haywood Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wedding BellesRed Hat Club and The Red Hat Club Rides Again.

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