Lake of Destiny: A Celtic Legends Novel by Martina BooneLake of Destiny: A Celtic Legends Novel by Martina Boone

Lake of Destiny: A Celtic Legends Novel

byMartina Boone

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

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A magical romance about destiny, family, healing, men in kilts, and the sometimes twisted path to love from the award-winning author of Compulsion"Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." --NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins

Helping her eccentric aunt organize a Beltane Festival in a picturesque Highland village seems like the perfect escape from Anna's second broken engagement and the meltdown that wrecked her legal career. But to succeed in helping the cash-strapped village, she'll need to overcome the objections of the reclusive local laird who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."

For centuries, Loch Fàil in Balwhither has been known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning to reveal the face of a person's one true love. The tradition could draw tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor fears will expose the secrets he's been desperate to keep hidden.

While Anna struggles to mediate between the needs of the village and Connal's need to protect his identity and his daughter, she finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his child, the magical glen, the villagers. But day by day, opening herself to honest relationships exposes deeper scars from her own childhood, and confronting those wounds could finally set Anna free to love with her whole heart--or endanger her every chance of happiness.

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She's the award-winning author of the romantic southern gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, including Compulsion (Oct '14), Persuasion (Oct '15), and Illusion (Oct '16), from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse and of romantic books for adult readers begi...
Title:Lake of Destiny: A Celtic Legends NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Mayfair PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1946773034

ISBN - 13:9781946773036

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Table of Contents

Band-aids and chocolate


Disaster-to-Disaster Delivery

Meet the Press

Shifting Boundaries

A Thousand Stars



Three-Step Program

Lord What Fools

Dangerous Air

Glad Innocence

Heat and Sweetness

Casting Doubt

The Hand of Fate


Tangled Webs

Never Loved So Blindly

Climbing Walls

Killing Swine

The Death of Music

Burning Bridges

Queen of the May

Fate's Steady March

Dancing with Wolves

Of Crowns and Cloaks

Shattered Images


Author's Note

Apple Butterscotch Pie

Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie

Fruited Gingerbread


Scottish Coffee

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Editorial Reviews

      "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." —New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins PRAISE FOR MARTINA BOONE’S COMPULSION “Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start.” — Publisher’s Weekly“Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it’s ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!” — RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014“Boone’s Southern Gothic certainly delivers a compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance.” — Booklist“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout“The perfect Southern family saga: charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep. — Kendare Blake, NYT bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns and Anna Dressed in Blood“A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic—haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” — Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series“Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish. Martina Boone’s Compulsion is not to be missed.” — Megan Shepherd, NYT bestselling author of The Cage series and The Madman’s Daughter