From award-winning author Martina Boone comes a beautiful reminder that letting go of the past can allow the future to bloom its brightest. Magic of Winter is a heartwarming modern love story about loss and hope, fathers and daughters, small towns and big ambitions set in the Scottish Highlands.
Cait Fletcher 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 her 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 winter celebrations in the village make avoiding Brice impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on his cancer treatments, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, but all the chemistry still between them remains the same. It remains to be seen whether they find a way to work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes-the women of the Highlands-and fights to save her father and the family business.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR MARTINA BOONE ★★★★★
"So swoon-worthy it's ridiculous." -RT Book Reviews, RT Editors' Best Books of the Year
"Charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep." -Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm..." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Delightful, charming, and heartwarming!" -Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
★★★★★ THE CELTIC LEGENDS COLLECTION ★★★★★
Cozy, uplifting, and unputdownable love stories with characters you won't forget and enchanting locations full of history, legend, and magic. Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Kristen Hannah, Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, Sarah Addison Allen's magical women's fiction, and Susanna Kearsley's novels with a historical sense of place, they'll whisk you away to the Scottish Highlands, romantic Cornish castles, and remote Irish islands. Read them in any order, although side characters from previous books are sometimes mentioned.