Lake of Destiny

Lake of Destiny

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A magical novel about family, destiny, food, men in kilts, and the sometimes twisted path to love." Delightful, charming, and heartwarming!" NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins

Helping her aunt organize a festival in the Scottish Highlands where Rob Roy MacGregor once lived seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron's broken engagement. But to succeed, she'll have to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, and the reclusive lord of the glen who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."

To locals, the Balwhither Glen is known as a "thin" place, where the veil between worlds peels back once a year to reveal the face of a person's one true love. The legend could draw much-needed tourism--but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn't want. Not when he's desperate to keep himself and his daughter out of the public eye.

Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love--with Connal and his disfigured daughter, with the villagers, and with the enchanted glen itself. But a brief glimpse of the future is risky, and confronting old wounds scars could finally set both Connal and Anna free to love with their whole hearts--or endanger their every chance of happiness.

A wonderfully romantic story filled with love and healing, perfect for fans of the heartwarming romances of Nora Roberts, Susan Wiggs, Maddie Dawson, Susan Mallery, and Inglath Cooper, as well as Sarah Addison Allen's magical women's fiction and Susanna Kearsley's novels with a historical sense of place. ★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★
I loved this! It reminds me of a Nora Roberts series, The Gallaghers of Ardmore . . . but a Scottish version with men in kilts! -- Two Chicks on Books Outlander-Lite Meets Gilmore Girls in Scotland. This is a story that sucked me in from the start and didn't let go until I'd laughed, shed a few tears and worked up an appetite. Fast. Fun. Romantic. Read it! -- Jenuine Cupcakes Reminds me of a Maeve Binchy-type novel. The storytelling is fantastic, the characters are well-defined, and believable and she weaves such a tale of love and magic! -- Amazon Customer Erin E Wolf "AMAZING" "WOW!" "I honestly can't rave about this book enough" "An enchanted trip to the Scottish Highlands" "Found myself getting lost in the words and not wanting to return home" "Stole my heart" "Loved every page, every chapter" "Couldn't put it down" "Didn't want the story to end" "Makes me wish I could magic myself into this story" -- Amazon Customers
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR COMPULSION ★★★★★

"Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . Impressive." -- Publisher's Weekly

"So swoon-worthy it's ridiculous." RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of the Year

"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"Charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep." -- Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author

★★★★★ THE CELTIC LEGENDS COLLECTION ★★★★★ From award-winning author Martina Boone, the Celtic Legends novels are uplifting and unputdownable contemporary love stories set in enchanting locations full of history, legend, and magic along with heaping doses of heart and romance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 19mm | 386g
  • English
  • 194677300X
  • 9781946773005
  • 2,726,817

About Martina Boone

Martina Boone is the award-winning author of the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series for young adults, including Compulsion, Persuasion, and Illusion from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse, and heartwarming contemporary romances with a hint of magic for adult readers beginning with Lake of Destiny. She's also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site and on the board of the Literary Council of Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, children, a Shetland Sheepdog, and a lopsided cat, and she enjoys writing romance set in the kinds of magical places she loves to visit. When she isn't writing, she's addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.
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708 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 43% (305)
4 35% (246)
3 17% (121)
2 4% (27)
1 1% (9)
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