A dual timeline story of two young women separated by almost a century, searching for the truth in world of secrets and illusion.
An intriguing story of family, faith, romance, and suspense spanning the better part of a 100 years. Engaging from the beginning, I loved how this book follows two very different young women, as they walk the grounds years apart. Pippa is drawn to the circus, as it holds the answers to the secret of her origins. While in the present day, Chandler is a single mother working to restore the circus grounds into a commercial property, but tales of murder and mystery haunt the historical buildings.
I loved the colorful cast of characters that populate the small town, welcoming Chandler and Peter. Hank is perfectly brooding, masculine, and mysterious. I admired Chandler's work ethic, she is a fantastic mother, who tries to do it all.
Pippa is looking for answers, she has always felt more at home with the circus performers, than living the privileged life of the daughter of a wealthy man. She is sensitive and intuitive, with a natural gift for nurturing, yet she is haunted by a mysterious man watching her from the shadows. Jake is dangerous, and incredibly loyal . I admired Pippa's courage as she finds her voice.
A riveting read, with well crafted and intriguing characters. I loved the duality and depth to many of the characters, including many of the supporting characters, those layers brought the story together in a way that shows the complex relationships and adds an element of unexpectedness. Captivating, filled with mystery, romance, with faith woven throughout the story. Highly recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.