In 1929, a spark forms between Eliza, a talented watercolorist, and William, a charming young man with a secret that could ruin her career. Their families forbid their romance because of a long-standing feud over missing heirloom silver. Still, Eliza and William’s passion grows despite the barriers, causing William to deeply regret the secret he’s keeping . . . but setting things right will come at a cost.
In present-day Charleston, a mysterious benefactor gifts Lucy Legare an old house, along with all the secrets it holds–including enigmatic letters about an antique silver heirloom. Declan Pinckney, whom Lucy’s been avoiding since their disastrous first date, is set on buying her house for his family’s development company. As Lucy uncovers secrets about the house, its garden, and the silver, she becomes more determined than ever to preserve the historic Charleston property, not only for history’s sake but also for her own.
This is the second book in this series. I absolutely loved the first one and this one did not disappoint. I don’t know how Ashley comes up with these plots and weaves these storylines together to create one beautiful story, but she does it. Then how she wove in her previous story in surprising ways was so good.
If you haven’t read the first book, have no fear, I think you could still read this and completely enjoy it. Just for those that have read the first book you will enjoy those places where the stories overlap.
A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.