We are thrilled to have one of our regular #LitChat participants, Patricia M. Cooper, join us to discuss her new novel, Tangled Destiny.
It is 1778, and the contractual marriage between Christian St. Clair and Catherine Trevane will unite two of the most powerful families in South Carolina. But when Catherine disappears just weeks before the wedding, both families are at their wits end and will do anything to find her. In desperation, Christian approaches Linnet, a local healer and wise woman, who is reputed to have ‘unusual’ gifts. Linnet, an immortal and time travel guide, knows that Catherine has travelled across time and is now living in the 20th century but reluctantly agrees to bring her back to fulfil the marriage contract. Linnet tracks Catherine down, but discovers that she is now in her 70s and a grandmother. Undaunted, Linnet realizes that Catherine’s career-oriented granddaughter, Sarah, is the spitting image of Catherine when young, and uses her powers–plus a tad of magic–to arrange a series of events to bring Sarah back through time to 18th century Charles Town and pass her off as the missing bride. A tangled mess of deception, lies, murder and mayhem plays out before the truth is revealed and destiny is fulfilled. It is also a story of love and sacrifice by two women born centuries apart, but joined in destiny.
Patricia M. Cooper was born in Worcestershire, England and is the author of two novels, Tangled Destiny and Dear Cedric. In 1968 she emigrated with her husband and four sons to Ontario, Canada where she still resides. Patricia was only five when World War II broke over England in 1939. Her novelography, Dear Cedric, is her funny, insightful and poignant story of those war years. (Novelography:Part autobiography and part novel.)
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