Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Legends of the Lake By Philip Nork GIVEAWAY!

Age 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 summers 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 the earlier 1900's 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.

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 4 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.

This is the third book that I have read by Philip. It was not my favorite one but it was good.
I for one would love to have a cabin on a lake. I could just sit out by the water and read all day.
I love how Philip tells a story. I love the grandfather in the story,I like books about families. If you do to then this just might be a book for you.
i was given a copy of this book by the author


  1. This is his third book you have had here on your blog. I got a copy of another one but I have not read it yet. Thanks for this review.

  2. Thanks for your review Mary. This sounds like a book worth reading.


  3. Good review, Mary!!! Sounds like a good book.

    1. Jane, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  4. I am not real sure about this one..

  5. I have not read any of his boos yet but want to. Is this a series that needs to be read in order? Book sounds good, would like to read it

    Thanks Mary, good review

    Cathy Weber

  6. New author to me, but sounds like you are right there with them on vacation with the review you gave Mary.
    I'd like to read this book.

  7. Thanks, Mary! I have a few of Phil's books that I'm looking forward to reading. I enjoy family stories. Never having had divorce in our family I can't relate to it, but reading about someone's experiences is always interesting.

  8. I want to thank Mary and all of those who have commented about my books. To answer a question above, they are not a series although if you get Misguided Sensitivity and Life Is a Balance, Misguided Sensitivity should be read first as it will explain the journey the child of divorce is on. You can see more about me and my books at

    Mary, Thanks again for the time and effort it took for you to read, review and help me market my books. I really appreciate it!

  9. Thanks mary. I would like to read this book. Please enter me. GOD bless you.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com