The house by the lake
Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.
Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family's secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined.
Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.
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|display_description||Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. However, when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals that they are part of an aristocratic family who during World War II were forced to leave their estate in Prussia. Max's ardent wish is for Anna to retrieve a precious item left in that estate over seventy years ago.|
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|owning_location_aacpl||Crofton Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Linthicum Library|
|record_details||ils:a1415793|Large Print|Books|Center Point Large Print edition.|English|Center Point Large Print,|2017.|352 pages (large print) ; 23 cm|
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|subject_facet||Detective and mystery fiction, Germany -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Large type books, Mystery fiction|
|title_display||The house by the lake|
|title_full||The house by the lake [large print] / Ella Carey|
|title_short||The house by the lake|
|topic_facet||Grandfathers, Inheritance and succession, Large type books|