Blog Tour: The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan (Chrissy’s review)

 

The Lake Effect
written by Erin McCahan
published by Dial Books, 2017

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book? 
I did enjoy The Lake Effect. It was a great read for summer.

The Lake Effect is a fun story about a high school graduate spending the summer helping an elderly Serbian woman who just needs some companionship . . . and someone to accompany her to “her” funerals. I loved that she attended funerals of all kinds, even for those she didn’t know. Not an expected summer activity for Briggs, but it meant a lot to Mrs. B. Mrs. B was perfect for Briggs, and Briggs was perfect for Mrs. B. They made a great match. He really cared about her, too. Briggs did have a hard time fitting in with the locals on some occasions, but he made some great friendships. I didn’t care for Briggs’s parents at all, especially his dad. He never seemed to actually listen to his son or his wife or his own mother. It was frustrating and sad. Grandma Ruth was a good woman, and I really liked how her story ended in the book.

This book will leave you with a smile for sure.

 

 

Would I recommend it? Sure! It is a great read for the beach this summer.

 

Chrissy

About the book – from Goodreads: 
lake effect | n.
The effect of any lake, especially the Great Lakes, in modifying the weather in nearby areas

It’s the summer after his senior year, and driven, focused Briggs Henry is ready to leave behind his ex-girlfriend, his comically aggressive grandmother, and his parents’ money troubles for Lake Michigan and its miles of sandy beaches. He’s lined up a summer job working as a personal assistant and living in a gorgeous Victorian on the water—exactly the kind of house Briggs plans to buy his parents once he’s a multi-millionaire. But when he arrives, his boss, the eccentric Mrs. Bosic, tells him to get dressed for her funeral. Uh . . . It’s the first of many funerals they’ll attend this summer—to hilarious and eye-opening effect. Add to this a new set of friends-cum-enemies-cum-friends-again, and Abigail, the mysterious girl next door on whom Briggs’s charms repeatedly fail, and “the lake effect” is beginning to take on a whole new meaning.

“Refreshingly honest and real. Every one of Erin McCahan’s characters rings perfectly unique and true — you’ll laugh with them, struggle with them, and you’ll seriously hate to leave them when the book is over. An absolute must-read.” — Elise Allen, NYT bestselling co-author of Elixir

“The rare book that fills you with delight from the first page to the last. THE LAKE EFFECT is funny and witty and a little bit sad and every word glows with brilliance.” — Francisco X. Storkauthor of Marcelo in the Real World

“This is an unforgettable story about a boy who thinks he’s got his future figured out, a girl who knows what she wants but is scared to get it, and a little adorable Serbian woman calling all the shots. THE LAKE EFFECT will pull you in like the waves of a lake and won’t let you go until the last satisfying page!” — Stephanie Elliot, author of Sad Perfect

 

 

About the author: Erin McCahan is a native Michigander who grew up on the beaches of Grand Haven and Macatawa. Now a resident of landlocked New Albany, Ohio, she and her husband return every summer to North Beach in South Haven, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Look for them under the red-and-white-striped umbrella.

Find Ms. McCahan here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

 

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