Sunday, May 16, 2021

Paint and Nectar- New Fiction from Ashley Clark!



 About the Book

 In 1929, a spark forms between talented watercolorist Eliza and William, a charming young man who has been hired to forge her popular paintings. Her aunt makes it clear Eliza should stay away from him because of a feud between their families over missing heirloom silver. But the source of the rivalry was long ago, and as the two get to know each other, they fall in love. William regrets the job that desperation led him to take and their families' ongoing bitterness, but setting things right comes at a cost.

In present-day Charleston, Lucy Legare has just inherited an old house from a mysterious benefactor, along with all the secrets it holds, including an old silver heirloom. Declan Pinckney is determined to buy the house for his family's development company. But as Lucy uncovers secrets about the house, garden, and silver, she becomes more determined than ever to preserve the historic Charleston property, not only for history's sake but also for her own. Goodreads


My Thoughts


Ashley Clark does an excellent job with writing dual time line stories. In this book she even took it a step further and included characters from her debut novel which was something unexpected. 

I really liked this book. The main characters are fun and unique and I think I enjoyed the present day story a little more simply because of Lucy. The setting of course is wonderful and was made even more unique by buried treasure and an old house. This isn't a fast paced book by any means but it has lingered with me even after finishing the last page. My favorite part of this story is the takeaway that history does not have to repeat itself and we are not tied to continuing hatred or traditions that our ancestors had. 

There is a twist at the end and a mystery that threads through the entire book. I loved the conclusion and I am eager to read the next book Ashley Clark writes! 

I highly recommend either of her books!

Four Stars.

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. "

1 comment:

Paula Shreckhise said...

I loved both her books and can’t wait to read the next one!