A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.
Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.
Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.
But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.
This is one of those books that stays with you, one you find yourself in somewhere whether it’s in a place or in a particular character. It wasn’t my typical read with a little more romance than I’m used to, but overall I enjoyed it thoroughly!
Lizzy fights her path the entire way, determined to do things differently because she herself is different, but while pushing her fate away she never allowed herself to be open to the possibility, even when it’s staring her in the face.
Of course, this part of the story intrigued me because Barbara managed to add some magic into the mix as well to make the entire reading experience so much more.
Setting the romance aside, we see Lizzy come into her own while trying to redeem her grandmother’s name for murder. There’s parts of the investigation that don’t add up and Lizzy knows there’s no way this act could have been committed by the same women who raised her.
Staying true to female companionship, this story goes one step further asking the question “in your path was laid out for you, would you take it?”
If not why?