About the Book
When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever. (Goodreads)
I had very high expectations for this book but I never know what to expect from Lisa. Some of her books amaze me, others I haven't been too fond. This book was really good but I wish the ending was a bit different. I don't feel closure with this book and the double story line. The book is split between a past story (the manuscript Jen finds) and Jen's present life. The historical stories are always my favorite and that stayed true in this book. I like Jen and her attitude with life and the glimpse into her past is very much every day reality for many families. The past story was so unique and I felt like a learned a lot about Sarra and Rand. Their journey is fascinating to read about and I wish there was more! The book could have been just about them and I would have been happy with that.
Lisa Wingate really has done it again with another wonderful read. I don't want to give anything away but it really is a great book, I just want more!
"I received this book from Tyndale Publishing for free in exchange for an honest review."