Friday, January 6, 2017

The Lakes of the Lakes by Josi S. Kilpack -- Blog Tour

The Lady of the Lakes: Based on the True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: January 3, 2017

ISBN13: 9781629722269

Paperback: 336 pages

FTC FYI: Received a complimentary copy, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

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 she 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 romantic 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

The Lady of the Lakes is another fantastic book by Josi Kilpack.  These Historical Proper Romances are a wonderful way to get to know the people they are based on. Of course, they aren't true biographies, but I liked how Josi was able to take parts of what was known of Walter, Mina, and Charlotte and create a very compelling story. I enjoyed getting to know each character when the story would change point of views.  I enjoyed the progression of the story, showing bits and pieces from each character, helped moved the story along perfectly. At times, though, I would scream out in my head to Walter, "Mina is not right for you, why can't you see that!"  It was a great example of only seeing what you want to see in a person, not seeing that they are completely wrong for you.  I absolutely adored Charlotte, I instantly loved her character. I appreciated how she wanted to be her own person and wanted to learn how to support herself.  I also enjoyed the end of the book, the details of what was actually known about a certain event, and what was added by the author. 

5 out of 5 stars. 

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Purchase Links

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