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Meet Me at the Lake by [Carley Fortune]

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Meet Me at the Lake Kindle Edition

4.2 4.2 out of 5 stars 2,979 ratings

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An exquisite, emotional read — Jill Santopolo

The Quintessential book of summer — Amy Lea

A book to devour in a day — Ashley Audrain

Editorial Reviews


"Fortune explores the aftermath of losing a beloved parent and reclaiming a relationship in this unputdownable, witty, soulful and stirring novel."

“This novel, set in Toronto and on a nearby lake, is beautiful, charming, witty, poignant, and all the things you could want in a spring read.”
—Katie Couric Media

Meet Me at The Lake is a beautiful, heart-tugging, love story about secrets, lies, missed connections and second chances. Set against the idyllic backdrop of a family hotel on a rural lake, this novel brims with the warmth of summertime and the feeling of home. An exquisite, emotional read."
—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Stars in an Italian Sky

“A breathtaking tale of star-crossed lovers that gripped me from page one.
Meet Me At The Lake is nostalgia, summer breeze, second chances and pure heart.”
Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception

“A perfect summery blend of sexy romance and second chances,
Meet Me at the Lake is a poignant waltz between evergreen pines and poplars and heartache. I fell in love with Will and Fern over and over and over again.”
Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics

“Meet Me at the Lake is a tender, sweet story that captures the joy and sorrow of growing up. Carley Fortune's latest is a love letter to moms and daughters, as well as second chances.”
Elissa Sussman, bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask

“Carley Fortune is the master of the love story, tapping into our most primal needs
to be valued and seen for who we really are. Meet Me At The Lake is story telling perfection."
—Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script

“A completely addicting love story about the ways we find who we are and what we want amidst changing dreams and chances missed. Carley Fortune gives us another perfect summer read brimming with heart, a book to devour in a day, swept away in the nostalgia of young, sexy love.
Every Summer After fans, this will not disappoint!"
—Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push
"Readers experience Carley Fortune's writing with all five senses. In
Meet Me At The Lake, that means you'll taste Peter's sourdough. You'll hear the sound of the trees swaying by the lake. You'll smell the gin and the watered-down tonic. You'll see Fern waiting down by the docks. And you'll feel every pulse of electricity from Will. This is a beautiful story of letting go of expectations, growing into who you're meant to become, and letting love in when you don't feel you deserve it. The perfect summer read and an excellent follow-up to Every Summer After. Carley's talent sings on every page."
—Iman Hariri-Kia, author of A Hundred Other Girls

"THE quintessential book of summer. Nestled in the heart of Canada's cottage country, Fortune masterfully crafts yet another enthralling tale of love and second chances that will burrow itself deep into your soul long after the last page."
—Amy Lea, author of Exes and O’s

“Carley Fortune's
Every Summer After found TikTok success, and her new romance, Meet Me at the Lake, continues to dazzle.”

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune is emotional, fun, and stunningly real."

“There is no summer without a Carley Fortune novel.”

"A perfect beach read to add to your summer TBR list!"

The Nerd Daily

“Fortune (
Every Summer After) shines in this beautiful tale of love, loss, and forgiveness. This searing story of hard-won second chances is not to be missed.”
Publishers Weekly

“This contemporary romance is an immersive second-chance love story that will transport readers with its dual evocative settings of stunning rural Ontario and thrilling Toronto.”
Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

Carley Fortune is an award-winning Canadian journalist who’s worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Toronto Life. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons. Every Summer After is her first novel. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B845FVDJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (May 2, 2023)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 2, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3941 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 334 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0349433119
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 4.2 out of 5 stars 2,979 ratings

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Carley Fortune is the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of EVERY SUMMER AFTER. Her second book, MEET ME AT THE LAKE, comes out May 2, 2023. Carley is an award-winning journalist and worked as an editor at some of Canada’s top publications, including The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Toronto Life, and The Grid. She was most recently the Executive Editor of Refinery29 Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons. Follow her on Instagram @carleyfortune.

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I was so excited to read one of my most anticipated books of the year and it absolutely did not disappoint!

Fern is working in Toronto when she finds out her mother is killed in a car accident. Her mother, Maggie owns and manages a resort in the lake region of Ontario. Fern grew up here and knows a lot, but she hasn’t been recently. So she’s thrown back into the resort when she sees someone who she had met many years ago… who changed her life.

Will is working as a business consultant and it leads him to the Brooksbank resort. He knows Fern immediately because they spent a magical and whirlwind 24 hours together over 10 years ago. They met when they were both living very different lives in Toronto and each was both dating different people. They make a plan to meet up in a year and it never happens.

Fern and Will’s relationship was complicated as they were both complex characters grieving for different reasons. Fern is obviously grieving for her mother, but also for her life that she has had to give up to run the resort. Will is struggles with anxiety and depression and that feeling of not being good enough. I loved watching them grow together and discover more about each other, both when they were younger and now as full adults.

Fern and I have a lot in common. I also grew up at a (much smaller) lake and eventually left first for Boston for college and then to NYC. I totally understand she feels torn between her peaceful quiet hometown and the bustling city. I personally love the city and I visit the lake to see family.
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