Published by Berkley on December 6th 2016
Genres: Women's Fiction
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
From the author of Summer at Hideaway Key comes a sweeping new Southern women’s fiction novel about forgiving the past one letter at a time...
The truth lies between the lines...
A year ago, Dovie Larkin’s life was shattered when her fiancé committed suicide just weeks before their wedding. Now, plagued by guilt, she has become a fixture at the cemetery where William is buried, visiting his grave daily, waiting for answers she knows will never come.
Then one day, she sees an old woman whose grief mirrors her own. Fascinated, she watches the woman leave a letter on a nearby grave. Dovie ignores her conscience and reads the letter—a mother’s plea for forgiveness to her dead daughter—and immediately needs to know the rest of the story.
As she delves deeper, a collection of letters from the cemetery’s lost and found begins to unravel a decades-old mystery involving one of Charleston’s wealthiest families. But even as Dovie seeks to answer questions about another woman’s past—questions filled with deception, betrayal, and heartbreaking loss—she starts to discover the keys to love, forgiveness, and finally embracing the future…
In ” an Oyster Shell – It was a provocative story that enlightened the journey of grief and forgiveness.
The Pearls – The theme of grief and loss was poignant. This story takes us on a journey of Dovie’s loss of her fiance. Her journey of loss brings her on a path of Alice’s mother who is dealing with her own loss. The two end up together helping each other.
The story concept was really good. It was about Dovie who lost her fiance and takes guard at his grave looking for answers to why he killed himself weeks before the wedding. While at the grave she finds a letter that leads her on to an old mystery of a woman who was looking for her child. That women’s mother is looking for answers to what happened and Dovie is able to help.
The writing was clean and concise. There was great character arcs and development.
The Sand – It was a great book.