In the quiet town of Honey Ridge, Julia Presley is attempting to get on with her life. Eight years earlier, her son Mikey was abducted right before her eyes, and has never been seen since. Julia buys an old plantation home, and turns it into a B & B, with the help of her sister and mother. Along comes Eli Donovan, a man of mystery and silence. Julia hires him to help her clean up the old carriage house to make more room for her guests. Eli soon finds out that he has a son, which he needs to take care of since his son's mother has died. As Eli starts on the daunting task of cleaning up the old carriage house, he finds letters written years ago be the origanal owner Charlotte, to a Captain of the opposing side during the civil war. He became much more to her that just a soldier. As Charlotte's life unfolds letter by letter, so do the lives of Julia and Elie as they too fall in love and face the hard truths of each other's lives together
Prof. Wilson Cleary has a perfect academic life, lives in a perfectly beautiful home with his wife and "precious" daughter, Willow. Life is good until he suffers a heart attack and suspiciously requests his "not-so-precious" daughter, Taisy, from a former marriage to discuss writing his biography. Taisy is filled with mixed emotions about helping her estranged father, who threw her away with the rest of the family, for his new wife and "precious one". Taisy uncovers the mystery and intrigue behind her father's life-long behevior while trying to regain her true love she was forced to give up during the turbulent year their family fell apart. Taisy befriends her "not-so-precious-one" half-sister, Willow, to save her from destruction despite herself. Marisa De Los Santos does not disappoint in this novel immersed in family loyalty, mystery, and self-preservation.
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