In the Scottish Highlands where winter and love are equally fierce, Cait Fletcher finds inspiration from the women of the glen, past and present, as she's forced to rely on the last man she should ever love to save her family's Library and Tea Room and convince her father he still has more to live for. Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting filled with sparkling lochs and heather-covered braes to spin a heartwarming, standalone romance of love and loss, family and friendship, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--fighting to save the family business and give her father something meaningful to live for?
A warm, timeless story of love, redemption, hope, and magical winter traditions that will charm new readers and fans of the Celtic Legends Collection alike. Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Susan Mallery, Susanna Kearsley, Susan Wiggs, Sarah Addison Allen, Lauren K. Denton, or Kathryn Hughes.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★
"So much charm it's magical!" - BookGeek
"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
"Endearing and alluring! Modern day mixed with history, truth, folklore, and just the right touch of the blarney! - Thoughts on Your Words
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR COMPULSION ★★★★★
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