It's about a business woman helping her sister renovate and restore a tourist farm/orchard/market/place with the help of a handsome cowboy-ish guy who has a deep, secret connection with the farm. That involves an unsolved crime.
You know I love mysteries, so that unsolved-crime aspect sucked me in, and so did all the details about restoring old buildings, setting up raised garden beds, and so on. I love gardening, I love old buildings... it was definitely my kind of book.
Plus, a little sweet romance and a lot of character growth. So much character growth. Overall, I liked it better than Walsh's Paper Hearts, which is interesting because I wasn't expecting to like it as well. Huh.
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Particularly Good Bits:
Her blue eyes alone could make a man forget his own name (p. 251).
"Find your 'why' and the rest of it -- that will fall into place. And it'll let you off the hook. All the things you thought you should have done -- if they aren't a part of your 'why,' then they don't matter anymore" (p. 280).
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG for some kissing scenes and a mystery about a young girl who was abducted years ago.