After reading the description of this book I thought, how could I not grab this one? Not only because I was curious about the mystery, but also I knew it would deal with family dynamics. Plus I love a good story.
One moment, Olivia Kavanaugh is preparing to walk down the aisle and embrace her own happily ever after. The next, she learns that her fiancé, Wyatt Hammond, has been in a fatal car accident. Then comes a startling discovery: Wyatt’s car wasn’t heading toward the church. He was fifty miles away…with a baby gift in the backseat.
Her faith shaken, Olivia pores over the clues left behind, desperate to know where Wyatt was going that day and why. As she begins uncovering secrets, she also navigates a tense relationship with her judgmental mother and tries to ignore the attentions of a former boyfriend who’s moved back home. But when she starts receiving letters written by Wyatt before his death, she must confront a disturbing question: Can we ever know anyone fully, even someone we love?
First off, I loved all the NOLA love. It was fun to read of places I know and shoutouts to the Saints. But I promise you this is more than a story of New Orleans. A young woman has such a startling discovery on her wedding day – not only her husband-to-be’s death, but a mystery she doesn’t know if she’ll ever figure out. The journey out of such a dark time, while fighting against her judgemental mom and despair, makes for a captivating and fast read.
I really enjoyed what Allan did with this story. Where to story started and where it ended. From the realistic approach (you can’t sugar coat something like this) to the hope weaved throughout the story and characters, this turned out to be a much enjoyed read. I also have to say, I absolutely adored her Grandma. I think she might be my favorite character in the book. For sure top two.
What have you been reading recently?
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)