Magic City Morning Star

Advertising | RSS Feed | About Us 

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2015 - 10:48:12 PM 

An eclectic mix of news and information
Staff Login
Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Front Page 
  -- Local
  -- State
  -- National
  -- IRS News
  -- Win at Work
  -- History
  Tech Notes
  -- Comics
  -- R.P. BenDedek
  -- Kenneth Tellis
  -- M Stevens-David
  -- Down the Road
  Today in History
  -- Editor's Desk
  -- Guest Column
  -- Scheme of Things
  -- Michael Devolin
  -- Tom DeWeese
  -- Ed Feulner
  -- Jim Kouri
  -- Julie Smithson
  -- J. Grant Swank
  -- Doug Wrenn
  Agenda 21
  Book Reviews
  -- Old Embers

Web Directory Reviews
WDR Directory of Directories
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!

Book Reviews

Milt Gross Book Review: "Lake News" by Barbara Delinsky
By Milt Gross
Mar 13, 2015 - 6:26:21 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The picture on the front cover of Lake News pulled at me, a man in a canoe on a lake. That man could have been me, before we gave our canoe and electric motor to our kids in western Maine. Photo by Milt Gross
What looks like a quiet tale from the shores of a country lake is actually the story of a woman tricked by a city reporter to tell of a friendship with a priest. The reporter turns it into a secret romance, and she flees the city for home, a rural town on the shores of a lake.

At home and hiding, she eventually meets the editor of a local paper, and this editor, John Kipling, uses his position in Lake Henry and passion to bring about justice for Lily Blake.

A very realistic tale that involves not only the main theme of freeing Lily from a past that didn't exist but also containing romance. Kipling tackles former acquaintances from the city to show Lily's innocence.

Kipling first appears to Lily as he canoes past her lakeside camp, and the story involves not only the two of them but the lake itself, the townspeople, and a great plot.

From the book jacket, "Set against the physical beauty of New Hampshire and against the complex web of family life and relationships in a small town, Lake News moves triumphantly toward a surprising and deeply satisfying conclusion."

The author, who lives somewhere in New England, has seen more than sixty novels published.

If you like the peace of the country and the beauty of lake country, find a copy of this 1999 Simon & Schuster novel. The price on the book jacket is $24, but offers the Kindle edition for $8.99 and a hardcover edition, used or new, for one cent.

I used to see the lakes of Maine when I was a kid on vacation near Belgrade and lived on Swan Lake for about ten years. I'm a sucker for this type of book.

Read your own copy, and you will be too.

Milt Gross can be reached for corrections, harassment, or other purposes at

Milton M. Gross Copyright 2014

© Copyright 2002-2014 by Magic City Morning Star

Top of Page

Book Reviews
Latest Headlines
Milt Gross Book Review: "The Devil Wins" by Reed Farrel Coleman for the late Robert Parker
Martha Stevens-David Review: "White Ashes" by John D. Moulton
Milt Gross Book Review: "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Milt Gross Book Review: "Night and Day" by the late Robert Parker
Milt Gross Book Review: "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" by Stephen King

A Dinosaur of Education - a blog by James Fabiano.
Shobe Studios
Wysong Foods - Pets and People Too