The Magic of Cape Disappointment
Is it possible that love is the most powerful magic of all?
Growing up, her family insisted upon her destiny as a powerful healer based on a two-hundred year old prophecy. But Kay Baker was always more interested in forging her own path.
After completing medical school, she’s ready to leave her “medicine woman” status behind in favor of a new life in New York City.
I'm not usually into romance, but I needed to read something different, something more light hearted and this book was the perfect choice.
This is a story of being found by your destiny, no matter how much you run from it. It is full of powerful magic, beauty and love. It reads like a fairy tale of sorts, a story of destiny, of breaking rules and boundaries, and finding and accepting yourself in the place and role you tried to escape.
This is also a story about friendship and learning to l ...more
Kay Baker has just gotten word that DNA results prove that her family members are direct descendants of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark exploration team, and a Clatsop Indian woman of Cape Disappointment, Washington. As the story opens, Kay is living in NYC and has earned a medical degree but has decided she'd rather be a ...more
" According to all the history books, Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, died childless in 1809. Howeve ...more
This was a fun read that is a bit hard to pigeonhole. (That’s not a bad thing!) There’s some romance, fantasy, historical fiction and magical realism. Just when you think you have it figured out, a new twist is thrown in. This is one of those books that you just relax and go along for the ride with.
I really liked getting to know the main character, Kay Baker as the life jou ...more
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest reveiw.
The cover is what initially attracted me to this book. A woman standing with her back to the "camera" with arms held wide on a cliff with wind whipping around her. This grabbed my attention and made me want to read the synopsis.
Also, "The Magic of Cape Disappointment" is an interesting and intriguing title. It makes potent ...more
Absolutely loved this book! The magic and the connections the characters make in spite of/because of it, make it totally worth the ride. Just when you think you know what's happening, the author comes back and surprises you with even more twists, turns, and, well, magic. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants something a little different from your typical genres to read. ...more
Who or what is in control of your life? You or Fate? Do you believe in "signs"? Is everything you feel or do bringing you closer to your predestined place in this world? No matter how you fight for independence is something steering you with relentlessness?
Sure that her nickname "Coyote girl" is just an endearment used because of her independent nature, Kay dismisses all tribal lore and sets out to find something unique and ch ...more
This is kind of a love story mixed in with her parents and grandmother passing away within six months of each other. Kay Baker is a wonderful protagonist. She lived in Harlem and the night of her showing, her parents die. She has to decide to go back to Harlem or stay home. She finds out she is a very powerful medicine woman with three main traits: healing, foreseeing the future, and finding her soul mate.
That soul mate, and I love him, is Sam. He was the "Motorcycle Guy" she did a series of pai ...more
I freaking loved this book. It kept me engaged and I genuinely was rooting for the characters. The fact that it incorporated a lot of native american culture was very interesting. There were a couple things I never knew about. Being based in the Pacific Northwest helped me relate to this book a lot! I loved hearing names of places I have actually been to. Totally worth picking up this book. It's one that m ...more
Girl moves from NYC to small town after parent'sdeath to take care of grandmother. And that's where the similarity ends.
An interesting different read with a strong author's voice ...more
This is a story about Kay, her past, her destiny, and her struggles with how to juggle it all. There's love, loss, a few laughs, and just enough magic.
Overall, an entertaining and fast read by a new author Manthey. ...more