Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
Following a trail of clues in love letters she finds after her mother's death, eighteen-year-old Izzy steps unexpectedly into a world of English aristocracy. It's a world that once forced her mother to choose between a career as a musician and the duties she'd take on by marrying a man with a title, estate, and illustrious family name. It's also a world full of secrets, masquerades, and surprises. Among these is Malcolm, the son of the man her mother loved, and in spite of his position and charm, Malcolm seems to be just as broken as Izzy feels.
Together, Izzy and Malcolm set out to investigate their parents' relationship and the devastation it left behind. The journey leads them from the English countryside to the Taj Mahal and a hospital bed in India, and along the way, they must learn to lean on each other. Having seen the results of their parents' mistakes, they try desperately not to fall in love. But some things are inevitable.
And maybe some loves are worth any sacrifice. . .
Uplifting, funny, tragic, and luminously romantic with a hint of magical realism, Love for Two Lifetimes is a tale of two generations of love, a lifetime of friendship, a history of sacrifice, and one last, heartbreaking and hopeful choice told in prose and love letters. If you enjoy Pride and Prejudice or any story by Nicholas Sparks, Love for Two Lifetimes will have you turning pages late into the night.
"Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor. This book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose." -Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling author
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR MARTINA BOONE ★★★★★
"Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . Impressive." -Publisher's Weekly
"So swoon-worthy that 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." -Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep." -Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page. Not to be missed." -Megan Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author
"Delightful, charming, and heartwarming!" -Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
"Haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing..." -Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author
"Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts and Susanna Kearsley..." -Erin Cashman, award-winning author
Love for Two Lifetimes can almost be defined as two love stories in one. One being a star-crossed love that paves the way for new love in a second generation. Full of lyrical prose, as well as book and music references, this story filled nearly all my senses. Angsty, but not overwrought, the story is replete with longing, crushing, and sacrificing heartbreaks. The more I read the more I wondered if there could possibly be any kind of satisfying happily ever after? I longed for it, but could not comprehend the plausibility. Fortunately, I wasn't left wondering. The story wrapped up nicely with a somewhat open ending shaped by the conversations between Izzy and her best friend Elli, as well as Izzy's own reclamations. Overall, a compelling YA/NA novel that will satisfy the both the young adult and discerning older adult romance reader.
A Love for Two Lifetimes
Oh my God, what a beautiful story of romance unequivocal. I just kept turning page after page wanting tose what would happen next. A beautiful written story. I loved everything about it. Definitely a must read. You must be so proud. Definitely recommend for all to read and enjoy this awesome book. Congratulations!!!