Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: The author of The Union Street Bakery and At the Corner of King Street returns to Alexandria, Virginia, with a heartfelt tale of reconnection.
Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took her sister’s life and threw her own into reckless turmoil. When she got pregnant a year later, she found a loving couple to adopt the child. Since then, she’s buried her grief and guilt under a heart of stone.
Lisa Smyth survived the fateful crash, but never told the truth about what happened. And when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, the weight of Lisa’s guilt grows heavier by the day.
As both women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, long-buried artifacts are discovered by the Shire Architectural Salvage Company that point to a shared history between families. Now, Rae and Lisa must finally ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future.
Ope’s Opinion: If you like history infused with a story – this book is for you. Living close to Alexandria made this story feel like I was walking the streets that are familiar to me.
This story showed how the past really effects every part of Rae’s and Lisa’s lives. Because of one accident a lot of other decisions were made that brought them to the present. The way Mary Ellen Taylor weaves the past into the present story, it all came together.
I have read several of Taylor’s books and I am ready to read more.