Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review of Josi S. Kilpack's Lady of the Lakes

Book Description:

One is his first love. The other is his best love. Which will be Walter's true love?

Walter Scott has three passions: Scotland, poetry, and Mina Stuart. Though Mina is young and they are from different stations in society, Walter is certain their love is meant to be. For years, he has courted her through love letters. She is the sunshine of his soul.

Though Mina shares Walter's love of literature and passionate temperament, it's hard for her to know if she truly loves him or if she has only been dazzled by his flattery. When she meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, her heart is challenged. Who will she choose?

But as every poet knows, "The course of true love never did run smooth," and on a windy morning in the lake country, Walter meets Charlotte.

At twenty-six, Charlotte Carpenter believes she will never find love. After all, she is a Catholic-born Frenchwoman living in London with a family history shadowed by scandal. Though quiet, practical, and determined to live a life of independence, her heart longs for someone to love her and a place to call home.

Passion and promises collide as Walter, Mina, and Charlotte must each decide the course for their futures. What are they each willing to risk to find love and be loved in return?

My Review:

This book was a beautiful escape. In it, I discovered history, culture, and romance in perfect measures. I enjoyed each of the characters, the development of their stories, and their decisions to find joy in their lives. The author did an amazing job melding imagination and speculation with what I could only imagine was dry historical information, and spinning it into a tale I felt honored to encounter. A very pleasant read that made me re-evaluate important themes of real love, joy, patriotism, familial loyalty, romance, and art.

Lady of the Lakes is a Historical Proper Romance

by Josi S. Kilpack

and is available in Paperback, Ebook, and on Audio

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