The Lake House

   Chicago Tribune’s “Best Summer Read” Pick

“Intensely romantic, sexy, and brilliantly written. Pack a bathing suit and get ready to fall in love with The Lake House.” Rebecca Serle author When You Were Mine

“This story is one of forgiveness and redemption, of deep and lasting, life-long love, a story with heart and compassion. If you read one book this summer, make sure it’s The Lake House.” Pamela Thompson Book Blogger

Published by Gallery Books a division of Simon & Schuster


Achingly tender, yet filled with laughter, The Lake House brings to life the wide range of human emotions and the difficult journey from heartbreak to healing.

VICTORIA ROSE. Fifty years before, a group of teenage friends promised each other never to leave their idyllic lakeside town. But the call of Hollywood and a bigger life was too strong for Victoria . . . and she alone broke that pledge. Now she has come home, intent on making peace with her demons, even if her former friends shut her out. Haunted by tragedy, she longs to find solace with her childhood sweetheart, but even this tender man may be unable to forgive and forget.

HEATHER BREGMAN. At twenty-eight, after years as a globe-trotting columnist, she’s abandoned her controlling fiancé and their glamorous city life to build one on her own terms. Lulled by a Victorian house and a gorgeous locale, she’s determined to make the little community her home. But the residents, fearful of change and outsiders, will stop at nothing to sabotage her dreams of lakeside tranquility.

As Victoria and Heather become unlikely friends, their mutual struggle to find acceptance—with their neighbors and in their own hearts—explores the chance events that shape a community and offer the opportunity to start again.

Advance Praise for The Lake House:

“THE LAKE HOUSE is a richly textured novel about love, friendship and second chances that spans generations.  Marci Nault’s writing is as uplifting and sparkling as a fresh water lake in summer. Nault is a writer to watch!”  New York Time’s Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe

Wonderful warmth fills the page of this tender, and in parts, tragic story. Nault touches on a range of human emotions as expressed through sincere, sympathetic well-developed characters. Using beautiful language and poignant storytelling she tells the story of an unlikely friendship and what it means to go back home and reconcile with the past. Her story delves deep into the heart and reveals all that can reside within. RT Book Review.

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  1. Sunni K. Harley

    We will be featuring your book Sat., July 26, 2014 in Benicia, CA

    • Marci

      So honored. Thank you!

      • Kathy

        Marci, as an author, you are fabulous! The name of the book and the picture of the 3 girls got me to pick it up and read the synopsis. I have never been so consumed in such a great book. I am so grateful for authors like you that bring heartfelt situations that are so explicitly described, that it felt like I was actually there. I’m 50 yrs. old, and it brought back many good childhood memories, as well as give hope to the different life and times we have today. I absolutely can’t wait for your next book.

  2. Jean Rubin

    I just finished The Lake House and cannot thank you enough for this beautiful and realistic book. I agree wholeheartedly that the generations have something to offer one another if we will only take the time to do so. Again thanks for this book.

    A fan who is 84 years young.

    • Marci

      Thank you, Jean for writing this comment. It means the world to me when readers reach out and tell me how the book made them feel. I would love to know more about your 84 years young life.


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