We have something special for this Halloween!
Lake Superior is cold, black and deep. So deep, few divers risk going down to see the many ships that lie at its bottom. Many have sunk as a result of a mercurial lake, that can go from sunny to a deadly storm in minutes. Native people believe the spirit “Giche Gumee” lives on the lake, rising in the fog as something otherworldly. Before setting sail on the lake, they offer gifts hoping they’ll be protected.
DAUGHTERS of the LAKE (LakeUnionPublishing) takes place on the lakeshore, known as a mystical, holy place of legend and love, where water spirits are known to come to life to this very day. It’s where a drowned woman, having died a century ago, reaches out from the grave to a present day woman. They must come together, if only in dreams to right the wrongs of the past.
Kate’s marriage breaks up, so she retreats to her parent’s home on Lake Superior to think about her future. It’s there the body of an unidentified murdered woman and her infant daughter wash up on shore. Kate knows this woman. She has seen her in her dreams.
I’m not usually attracted to novels about spirits and ghosts, but there was something different about DAUGHTERS of the LAKE. It kept me intrigued and flipping pages as the story unfolded. I found the sensible character of Kate engaging. I appreciated how she was able to table her sensibilities when necessary. DAUGHTERS of the LAKE is not a scary read, but definitely is creepy with paranormal elements to it.
I’m going to check out Wendy Webb’s backlist.
Wendy was born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she majored in political science and minored in French and history. After college, she spent some time living in France with two lifelong friends, and when she returned to the States, she was fortunate enough to get an internship with a congressman in Washington, D.C., and later a job with a Minnesota senator.
When she moved back to Minnesota, Wendy got her first writing job with City Pages, an arts and entertainment weekly in Minneapolis. She has been a journalist ever since, writing for national and local magazines and newspapers. Currently, she is editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly based in Duluth, Minnesota.
Even though she loved her career as a journalist, she never forgot her dream of being a novelist. Finding the time to write a novel—that was the hard part. What with making a living and taking care of a young son, she just couldn’t find the luxury of spending time devoted to a dream. But finally, when her son Ben was in school and she was working from home as a freelance journalist, she realized she actually had the time to start writing her first novel. And she never looked back.
Wendy divides her time between homes in Duluth and Minneapolis, and a cabin on the Gunflint Trail, which is on the border of Minnesota and Canada. She lives with her spouse, editorial photographer Steve Burmeister, and their Alaskan Malamute, Molly. Her son Ben is in college, where he is undoubtedly the most handsome and charming boy on campus.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing, we have a copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you’re going to be for Halloween. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please.