by Jane Porter
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Goodreads: In the wake of a tragedy that tore her life down to the foundations, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. So when she’s summoned to Napa to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him—or anyone else.
What Ali finds in Northern California wine country is a gift—an opportunity to rest, and distance from her painful memories. Most unexpectedly, she finds people who aren’t afraid of her grief or desperate for her to hurry up and move on.
As Ali becomes part of her father’s community, makes new friends of her own, and hears the stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again. In a quest to discover the truth about another woman’s lost love, she sets off on a journey across oceans and deep into history. And in making sense of that long-ago tragedy, Ali is able to put together the broken pieces of her heart and make new choices that are right for her.
Kritters Thoughts: Alison McAdams is a dentist and always thought she wanted to be one. She found her match at dental school and just before they are to wed tragedy struck - won't spoil this one for you. She escapes to Napa to visit her father and hopefully re center herself.
I loved that this was an interesting twist on dual narrative with a contemporary storyline and a historical storyline. Alison is the contemporary storyline while a "neighbor" of her father provides the historical storyline. Although Edie is contemporary she lived through an interesting time in Berlin and it was so interesting to see their storylines cross and intersect.
If you have read Jane Porter she definitely can be on the cusp of the romance genre. This one romance took a back burner and I was glad. I enjoyed reading Ali's journey where she took it all on her own and she needed to find herself before she could even think about a new relationship.
I have been a Jane Porter fan for awhile and this one completely met my expectation! This is such a great and entertaining read.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.