Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
The true love story of Sir Walter Scott.
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 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?Passion and promises collide #historical #romance @josiskilpack LADY OF THE LAKES Click To Tweet
This was a lovely, lyrical slow-burning romance. I knew basically what was going to happen, but I still couldn’t wait to find out how it happened. I loved Walter Scott’s romantic views, and the way those views changed as he matured.
I really enjoyed this story. I thought the author did a great job of staying true to the facts while fleshing it out with fiction and I was really interested to read the chapter notes in the back to figure out which details were true or not. I really liked seeing the first love versus best love aspect play out and I’m so glad he found Charlotte (whom I loved) because I thought they were a great couple. I also loved the Scottish setting and the taste of their culture (and how that culture interacted with cultures stemming from other countries).
Very beautiful and realistic novel of the love story of poet Sir Walter Scott. I am currently rereading for a local book club!
I enjoyed this book. I was especially grateful to have the notes at the end to distinguish between fact and fiction. It made me interested to learn more about his life and try to discover some of his works. I’m not really into poetry so I’ve never really read Scott’s stuff before. But now I want to read at least Lady of the Lake. I had no idea why he had been knighted so that was interesting to learn as well.