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The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott

by Josi Kilpack

Rated: None

Young Walter Scott fell in love with Williamina Stuart the moment he saw her. Five years later, he can hardly wait until he’s able to ask for her hand in marriage. But Mina is not sure. Is she in love with more than just Walter’s passion and poetry? Or would she be happier with someone from her own social class?

Charlotte Carpenter knows that at age 26, she’s considered an old maid in 18th-century England. Rather than rely on the generosity of her guardian, she bravely decides to try to live independently as a single woman. But deep down she longs for a family and a true love of her own.

I love that this sweet romance is based on real people and events and the research is included at the end of the book. The story is told from all three main characters’ points of view, which made it easy for me to relate to all of them. I liked the meticulous way the author described the lovers’ conflicting emotions, creating an exciting sense of drama throughout the various courtships. It was a satisfyingly clean and romantic read!

Rated: None. No language, violence or sexual content. Nothing more than some secret kisses.

— Reviewed by Jennifer Neal

Jennifer Neal has worked as a third-grade teacher, a Spanish translator, and as a writing TA for an online university. She lives in Santee, California (near San Diego), with her husband and four young children.

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  • The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott
  • by Josi Kilpack
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Fiction
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