4 Stars – I was definitely NOT disappointed in THE MAGIC OF CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT by Julie Manthey – BOOK REVIEW

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The Magic of Cape Disappointment

by Julie Manthey



Discover The Magic of Cape Disappointment novel by Julie Manthey today – a Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist for 2015!



I absolutely LOVE Indie Authors. It takes a lot of hard work and an extreme amount of dedication to self-publish a book and I admire authors who have that drive and tenacity.

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 potential readers wonder why anyone would name a place “Cape Disappointment” and exactly what magic happens there. Is it good magic? Is it bad or evil magic? Is it even magic at all? Or is it something else?

This book, at is core, is about the fact that you can’t escape your destiny no matter how hard you try.

The story is about the unknown ancestors of the Lewis family. And yes, I do mean Lewis, as in the Louis & Clark Expedition.

No one has ever known that Lewis fell in love, married, and impregnated an Indian priestess. He had vowed to return to her so that they could spend the rest of their lives together, but he ended up dying before he could fulfill his promise. This riveting storyline is only an aside to the actual tale.

Centuries later, Lewis’s many times great granddaughter is living in New York. She has just completed medical school and has decided to become an artist rather than complete her residency.

But, despite her desire to live her own life and to take a path of her own choosing, tragedy, promises and fate all conspire against her and she returns home to Cape Disappointment.

Magic, romance, heartache and heartbreak all follow in this cunningly crafted tale.

This book will appeal to fans of Sarah Addison Allen.

I enjoyed the story and although I never believed that any of the things in the book would ever happen in real life, this book is escapism at its finest.

I rate it as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



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Julie Manthey started writing stories for her family and friends as soon as she could hold on to a crayon. She is a proud Hoya alumna of Georgetown University.

Julie thinks that the best part of writing fiction is imagining alternate worlds and mixing up a small echo of reality with a very large dose of fiction to create a fun, magical reading escape. She hopes that you enjoy the magical and fictional world she created in The Magic of Cape Disappointment. Julie is also currently writing the second novel in the Cape Disappointment series.

She is an independent author and has self-published her novel. If you enjoyed reading it, please, tell all your friends and consider writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble.