Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: April 2, 2016
the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she’s ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.
I looked forward to reading this book, and I enjoyed reading it. However, the book did not fully draw me in. I’m not sure why, but something kept me from becoming fully enveloped in the world. Despite that, I really did like this story. I liked how Pearl was portrayed in this story. I really liked certain scenes in the story, many of them taking place when Nelle was in the country. For those scenes, I was fully drawn in to the story. This book had some surprises in it, but also some predictability to it. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Rating: 4 stars – Great Book
Content: Clean – allusions to premarital sex
Source: Review Copy