Series: Heirloom Secrets #3
Published by Bethany House on February 1, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Contemporary, Fiction / Christian / Romance / General, Fiction / Southern
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"Tender and true, this novel draws you in from the first page."--SUSAN MEISSNER, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things
Alice runs a New Orleans flower shop alongside her aunt, but thoughts of her mother, who went missing during Hurricane Katrina, are never far from her mind. After getting off on the wrong foot with a handsome yet irritating man who comes to her shop, Alice soon realizes their worlds overlap--and the answers they both seek can be found in the same place.
In 1861 Charleston, Clara is known to be a rule follower--but the war has changed her. Unbeknownst to her father, who is heavily involved with the Confederacy, she is an abolitionist and is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause. With assistance from a dashing Union spy, she attempts to help an enslaved woman reunite with her daughter. But things go very wrong when Clara agrees to aid the Northern cause by ferrying secret information about her father's associates.
Faced with the unknown, both women will have to dig deep to let their courage bloom.
Praise for Heirloom Secrets
"Readers will be enchanted by Ashley's authentic portrayal of Charleston and its rich history and beautiful charm."--AMANDA DYKES, author of the 2020 Christy Book of the Year, Whose Waves These Are
"This book moves seamlessly between timelines, stitching together a story of love, hope, and courage amidst prejudice and loss."--HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series so I was quite excited to get my hands on this one. Although admittedly the contemporary timeline didn’t hold my attention nearly as much as the previous installments, the historical one continued to keep me fully invested. My emotions soared all over the place right alongside Clara and Rose, and I desperately longed for their safety and success. There’s no question that their timeline had my heart. In my review for the second book in this series, I stated that it was possible to read the books without each other but there would definitely be deeper aspects to the full picture that would be missed. It’s the same for this one, however even more so. To understand some of the motive behind the characters, it would be best to have read the whole series. Although the contemporary timelines are all different people that interconnect, the historical has even more interweavings that you won’t want to miss. I really enjoyed this series and how they all wove together. I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!
*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.