A forgotten letter. A secret love. A vast estate.Can one determined woman put the pieces together?
Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.
Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings--mostly negative ones--about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa's search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words.
Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.
My Thoughts: Words are important, they can uplift or they can cut and hurt. In this novel, we find that one little note can change so many lives. As Willa searches for answers to the mystery of the love note that she found in a desk, leads the reader into a mystery and a series of loves and lost loves. This was a joy to read, and the reader learns how important it is to let those we love know how we feel. The characters were wonderful and were appropriate to the period in history. This certainly is a novel that both historical romance readers will enjoy and those who love a little mystery.
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