I absolutely loved this book! It’s light and easy and just fun. It was brought up at book club many times and so I just had to grab it. I’m glad we didn’t do it for BC, I don’t think there is a whole lot to discuss, pure pleasure read.
Hallie James has believed all her life that her mother perished in a house fire. She receives a letter from an attorney stating the death of a Madelin Crane, along with a letter from Madeline Crane stating that Hallie is her daughter and she has believed for 30 years that Hallie and her father were dead. This sends Hallie’s world into a tail spin as she tries to discover why her father would have lied to her all of these years. Her life is further complicated as she returns to the island in which she was born and raised and begins to uncover the mysteries and tragedies of her family and her ancestors.
In all the book is a wonderful ghost story, rich with mystery and family ancestry. The setting is fantastic, an island off the Great Lakes where the mode of transportation for the last 100 plus hears has been foot, bike or horse drawn carriages. Much of the book includes accounts in story teller format which really adds to the mystery and ancestry of the island and the main characters family.