Saturday, February 2, 2013

Phil Nork's sentimental journey: Legends of the Lake

About the Book:
December 12, 2011

Recommended For Ages 13+
Grandparents and Great-Grandparents are the foundation of a family. Come read about “Gramps and Nana” their family and a very special summer cottage tucked away in rural Wisconsin. This is a story about nature, fun and relaxation … but it also tells about the special relationship a boy of divorce has with his great-grandparents.

Share the legends or myths he heard while growing up every summer at this special retreat. Be there when Nana teaches him many valuable life lessons that he uses his entire life. Share in the happiness and the sorrow of one family as they truly experience the love they have for each other. Legends of the Lake is a lazy Sunday drive through time, involving generational memories and shares the joy and sorrows of one family, a summer at a time. Family vacations can bring back a lot of memories. This story lets you follow the summer vacations of one family. Come feel like a part of the family enjoying the lake, fires, fresh lemonade, and learning from life experiences with the characters. The memories of youth, once you are older, leave you wishing you could go back.

This truly is a book to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. It's a quaint story about a family, the Krons, and their generational memories starting with the great grandparents and ending with the last generation's character. It begins in 1910 and concludes in 1984, describing their colorful life details and traditions, ending with the main character coming back on his 50th birthday to relish the lasting memories of his past. This book is one of the ones that give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

Buy on Amazon
$12.95 - Print
$2.95 - Kindle

About the Author:
Philip Nork was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After moving to Nevada and accepting a job which left him on the road way too often, he started having dreams...dreams about the women of his life and how they impacted him. After jotting down these "memories" and being able to mold them all into a manuscript that not only told an "interesting and unique story," but left a heartwarming message at the end, he decided to publish this real-life fiction piece to see what would happen. Would people connect with his journey of self-discovery?

They obviously have since Phil now has four reality fiction books and 1 poetry book available. They all center around divorce, how a child reacts to that divorce and the people around him who help him become a whole person again.


My review:

It’s 1910,  a simpler life, when Eddie drives his Model T north from Chicago to Delavan, Wisconsin to buy a lake lot and build a cabin, with indoor plumbing but no bathtub, because that’s what the lake is for! Fictionalized memories of summers on a lake, the author recreated a multi-generational story of tall tales, sneaking growth of the lake community, and the toll of changing society.

Told in retrospect from Eddie and Connie’s grandson—Phil—who spent summers on the lake in the sixties, readers take a step back in time to watch America growing up. Lots of references to the Cubs.

Legends of the Lake is a frank journey of a family’s adjustment to changing times.

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