I really like Ms. Clark’s writing style and this story, in addition to being a time-slip, which I love, was full of southern charm. The theme of the feud between the families and the missing silver spoon was perfectly intertwined throughout.
While I really liked both stories, William and Eliza’s story was my favorite. It was equal parts beautiful and heartbreaking. I really loved their relationship and even though it was a rough road, I loved how their story ended.
As for Declan and Lucy’s story, Declan was a bit frustrating at times because I wanted him to stand up for himself and Lucy more, but it was understandable because of the situation he was in. I can’t say more because- spoilers!
I’m looking forward to the next story in this series! Ashley Clark is an author to watch!
A mystery of lost silver and a feud between families as old as the Civil War adds to the richness of the story. Will the clash carry on for another generation or will Lucy and Declan uncover the truth and put an end to the conflict?
This story is about beauty and what is lasting. As Eliza’s mother said: “We can allow beauty to point us toward the God who made it.” It was also a thing of beauty to see how both storylines converged absolutely perfectly.
This is a book I will treasure.
In 1929, a spark forms between Eliza, a talented watercolorist, and William, a charming young man with a secret that could ruin her career. Their families forbid their romance because of a long-standing feud over missing heirloom silver. Still, Eliza and William's passion grows despite the barriers, causing William to deeply regret the secret he's keeping . . . but setting things right will come at a cost.