The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott by Josi K. Kilpack


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?

About the author:

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of twenty-five novels—including the twelve-book Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series—one cookbook, and has been part of several coauthored projects and anthologies. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children.

In Emilee’s opinion:

The Lady of the Lakes was a wonderful historical romance based on a real person, Sir Walter Scott. I didn’t know much about Mr. Scott so it was fun to learn more about him and his life. In the beginning, he was drawn to the beautiful Mina. He was truly in love. However, Mina meets William Forbes and has to make a decision. Who will she turn down? I started really getting in the novel half way through when Charlotte Carpenter and Walter met. Charlotte was unique and had a variety of struggles and challenges. She felt more real than Mina and I loved getting to know her character. Who will Walter choose for a wife? Will he be able to find true love?

I have always enjoyed Josi’s style of writing especially her newer historical proper romance novels. She is a brilliant writer and knows how to capture an audience. This was a clean romance but got my heart pumping in a few areas.  I definitely recommend The Lady of the Lakes by Josi Kilpack. It was truly worth my time reading.

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