This is a wonderful story, with an interesting premise. Emily’s marriage is over. Joel is moving on with someone new, so she decides to visit her aunt on Bainbridge Island in Washington state. It is the perfect getaway, putting an entire country between Emily and New York to begin healing her broken heart. The descriptions of the sea and the beach makes the you want to take off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the sand. While there, she finds a diary that tells an intriguing story.
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In some ways, Emily finds the diary’s story a parallel to her own troubles, but it begins to give her more questions than answers. She realizes the story is written by a relative, and when the diary entries end abruptly, she decides to see if research can provide a clue to what happened. She is able to work out the identity of one of the characters in the diary, but everyone is determined to keep her from discovering the truth, including her own mother.
The writing was believable, and enjoyable. It is a fairly easy reading, plot driven novel with well developed characters. The mystery was different, not the usual, and had a historical view that was interesting. I liked this book, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story.