Small towns, big families, and happy endings in “Misty Lake”


The writing was well-crafted and the dialogue had a natural flow to it. Jake’s investigation and dealings with people added authenticity to his role. The description of this small Minnesota lake town was beautiful and charming, a town you’d want to live in. It was a sweet and thrilling read that kept me turning pages to find out just who it was so determined to run Sam out of town. The characters are an interesting and fun cast, each adding their own little sliver to the story.” -Charlie Anderson, Blogger at Girl of 1000 Wonders

Misty Lake is the first stand-alone book in Margeret Standafer’s clean, romantic suspense series that’s been called “entertaining and engaging.” If you like small towns, big families, and happy endings, you’ll love getting to know the McCabes of Misty Lake, Minnesota.

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Misty Lake: Book One in the Misty Lake Series by Margaret Standafer


Samantha Taylor has lost all those dearest to her…her parents, her brother, and now the grandfather who raised her. When his will is read and some of his secrets come to light, Sam finds herself back in Misty Lake, Minnesota, a place that holds countless happy memories but, as she quickly discovers, just as many questions.

Jake McCabe, Misty Lake’s sheriff, is as curious as anyone about the town’s newest resident but it isn’t until Sam becomes the victim of a particularly cruel vandal that he meets her and gets a look at the house that has everyone in town talking.

As Jake races to keep Sam safe from the escalating attacks, he also works to break down the wall she has built around herself and to convince her that a life without love isn’t a life at all.


More reviews:

“A great mix of mystery, intrigue and romance.” –Amazon Review

“Loved this book! So nice to find an author that can grab and hold your attention without the need for profanity or sex. Looking forward to the next book!” –Amazon Review

“What a great cast of characters in a quaint town. The story was very interesting and I especially liked the details about woodworking and how the main character used her love for woodworking to reach out and help struggling teens.” –Amazon Review

“This was an excellent read. The author has a smooth and engaging writing style. The characters come alive on the page. The setting was well done I could almost feel the fog on my skin.” –Amazon Review

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Get Misty Lake here.

About the author

Margaret Standafer lives and writes in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN with the support of her husband and children, and in spite of the lack of support from her ever-demanding Golden Retriever! When she’s not writing, she’s working as a substitute teacher in middle school and high school, gardening, hiking, walking her dog, traveling, or reading. Actually, she’s always reading and have found ways to incorporate it into most of the aforementioned activities! It is her sincere hope that you enjoy her writing.

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