About the book:
From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.
Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?
My reading time has been limited, and since this was on my kindle, it took me awhile to get it read.
I found the historical bits and pieces fascinating and was loath to see the book end. I enjoyed the story of healing for the main character, her struggles were talked throughout. The secondary characters were really in the background and even though there was a mild romantic thread, it was really not the focus and could have even been ignored. This is the third book in a sort of series, but even though it refers to events that happened in other books, I believe you read them as stand alone. I really enjoyed this book as well as The Story Keeper. The wording is rich in both, and something you want to digest and mull over.
This book was given for review by NetGalley and Tyndale Publishers. The comments are my own.