Two women fighting for their dreams, one who’s long lost hers, are united by tragedy and a long-held secret.
Pregnant with her first child, Emily Hayes is eager to help her mother finish transforming an estate into the Willow Inn and write a novel about Willow Falls’ colorful history. A tragic event threatens her parents’ plans to refurbish an abandoned hotel and transform the obscure Georgia setting into a tourist destination.
Sadie Lyles left Willow Falls a murderer who’d killed the town hero. She returns as a despised felon and seeks solace in the town’s café. Emily struggles to unite the close-knit community and becomes Sadie’s biggest advocate. She strives to uncover the truth about the crime and save her town from dying.
To appease her father, Rachel, a VP in his Atlanta real-estate-development firm, relegates her acting dream to secret performances for imaginary audiences. After meeting charming, flirtatious Charlie Bricker, manager for Willow Falls’ future vineyard, she vows to break free from her father’s control.
The tragedy and Willow Inn’s secret past launch Emily and Rachel on a collision course with destiny and truth.
I enjoyed this book. It comes across as a light read but it really isn’t.
Early on I could guess the outcome and I was right, however, I kept wanting to read to see how it would all play out, so that didn’t keep me from enjoying the book and what would happen in this little town and had happened in the past.
Some tough issues are dealt with in this book but I thought the author did a great job of showing how Jesus would want us to handle them.
I loved the ending, but I can’t share that, you’ll have to read it and see why I loved it.
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A copy of this book was given to me through the Just Read Book Tours. All opinions are my own.