** Book Review ** THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE by Ella Carey



An intriguing story that portrays many emotions throughout as we go on a journey of old regrets, young dreams and what might have beens.  I’m generally not a big fan of traveling back in time in novels, but this author makes it easy to follow whether it’s present day or decades prior and the story flows well.

Anna Young is happily content with her life, running a business she enjoys and spending lots of time with her grandfather Max Albrecht, who at 94 is still sharp as a tack and the light of her life.  When a news story breaks about an apartment in Paris that was abandoned many years ago, she notices Max taking interest in it and then stewing about it for days afterward.  He finally tells her he once knew the people that lived there, and then speaks a little of his past, which he has never done in all of her years.  He tells her that she stems from an aristocratic family in East Germany who fled during the Soviet invasion and that some of those times are his biggest regret in life.  He urges her to make a trip to Berlin to attempt to retrieve a treasure he left hidden in his childhood home in old Prussia.

She finally relents and embarks on a journey to locate his house and try to figure out how to access it.  She meets up with a young man by the name of Wil along the way who helps her find the answers that she needs to reveal the past.

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **


  1. Wow! Awesome review! I loved the twists and turns in this story.

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