Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: The View From Prince Street by Mary Ellen Taylor

The View From Prince Street
by Mary Ellen Taylor

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took her sister’s life and threw her own into reckless turmoil. When she got pregnant a year later, she found a loving couple to adopt the child. Since then, she’s buried her grief and guilt under a heart of stone.

Lisa Smyth survived the fateful crash, but never told the truth about what happened. And when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, the weight of Lisa’s guilt grows heavier by the day.

As both women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, long-buried artifacts are discovered by the Shire Architectural Salvage Company that point to a shared history between families.  Now, Rae and Lisa must finally ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future.

Kritters Thoughts:  The fourth in this series and maybe the best so far!  This book ventures down the street from the previous three to a salvage company that hopes to bring life to old objects in a new way.  Lisa and Rae have been connected since their teenage years, but both went separate ways after some tragic events, they are both back in town and must confront the past so they can live in the present.

This series just keeps getting better and better.  I love how it stays in the Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, but has now ventured to other businesses.  I also love that the characters from the past books don't disappear, but are still nicely embedded in the story and the reader gets updates on the characters while still feeling true to the original story.  

I don't know if there are more books in this series, but I could read this one for many books to come.  I still recommend starting at book one and although this is book four, don't worry these books just read so quickly and easily - start at the beginning and you won't regret it!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  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.

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