I am proud to review my best friend's new book. Please share my enthusiasm for Muffy Wilson's tantalizing new book, The Para-Portage of Emily.
Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father’s law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows.
What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession?
Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?
Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?
I was drawn to Emily’s character immediately. Her character is built as a strong willed, disciplined law partner with her father in Chicago and has a recently diagnosed heart condition, leaving her little time for love. Throughout the story I felt Emily was a lonely woman who was seduced by Colin and his magnetic masculine personality, who devoted his life and all his love to his wife, Amalya, even though they have been dead for decades. His love continued on in time in Uncle John’s estate, perhaps waiting for Emily’s arrival
From Chicago, to the dock on Lake Michigan to the Island where Emily goes to process the legal work of her deceased Uncle’s estate, a mystery and cold winter’s frozen vice take control of Emily, who suspects she will never leave the Island again. She succumbs to the friendliness of the people who live on the island year round, and discovers most of them are cousins and know everything about who lives there. But still unknown mysteries about Uncle John, the estate and the original owner, Colin, draw her into a web of complicated and powerfully tragic love relationships. Emily becomes trapped in a once in a lifetime love experience, with no return, to fulfill Colin’s wish to love Amalya again.
Once you are given the introductory explanations of Emily’s trip to the Island, the setting and her personality, you cannot stop reading this torrid love affair that Emily pursues. I absolutely recommend this book for those readers who love romance.
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Returning from France with her family, Muffy finished high school in Northern California and attended the University of California, Davis, and majored in Business Management. Muffy entered the work force, independent with a fierce work ethic, and retired at 39 from IBM as a Mid-West Regional Director in the Real Estate and Construction Division. She and her husband moved to a small Island in northern Wisconsin where they owned a historic tavern, restaurant and resort business which they since have sold. They now live a charmed life by the water in SW Florida. Muffy pretends to be a serious real estate business person but, in real life, indulges her private interest in writing sexy short stories and sensual literotica.
I am sure you will enjoy another one of Muffy Wilson's incredible books, Memories and Kisses published by Yellow Silk Dreams