Thursday, January 5, 2017


Welcome to my stop for this blog tour!

pic and description taken from Goodreads


One is his first love.
The other is his best love.
Which will be Walter’s true love?

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 romantic 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?


Let me start by saying I devoured this book in one day.  Devoured.  I could not put it down.  So. Good.

I cannot get enough of a good love story.  It always makes it fun when it's a true story.  That, I think is the reason I was unable to put it down.  It's not like I didn't know the ending, but it was fascinating to read about what Sir Walter Scott went through on his pursuit of marriage.

I don't know about any of you, but I will always remember my first "love".  I am not with that person, but that person helped me find the man I am with today who is my "true love".  Experiences bring us to where we want and who we want to be with in life.

This story is just like that.  Sir Walter Scott assumed he had met the love of his life and that no other would ever be able to replace her.  His expressions of love in poetry and devotion were such a wonderful thing to read.  

Unfortunately, in the end the love of his life didn't work out the way he had planned.  He suffered for a long time, and thought that love would never happen again for him.  He was still completely devoted to his first love.  

Then, a wonderful thing happens.  Sir Walter Scott meets a woman, and the real love story begins.  It's so beautiful.  It is one of those love stories that I am happy is in writing because it should live on forever.

I adored this world.  I adored Sir Walter Scott.  He was a man of integrity, and honor.  He was a true gentleman.  Kilpack brought this story to life with such joy, and passion that I could not put it down for one minute.  

What I loved about this book is that Scott and his wife had been married for some time, the love, and passion were still there.  Scott was truly devoted to his wife and family in every way.  He chose to love and care for them in a way that is more beautiful than words could express all the days of his life.  His wife in return was completely devoted to him.  His cheerleader, his confidant, his partner.  Beautiful. 

If you like historical romances, pick this one up.  You will not be disappointed.

Content:  Clean and wonderful

Source:  I was given this book as part of a blog tour.  I was not compensated in any way for my review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.



Josi S. Kilpack
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven't stopped. My most recent books have been Historical Romance through the Proper Romance line with Shadow Mountain Publishing.

I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, and children.


for allowing me to be part of this tour