From New York to Seattle, we follow Ada Santorini's journey, as she struggles to cope with the devastating loss of her husband and daughter.
Settling into the houseboat community on Boat Street, with Lake Union and the morning glory offering a very special greeting each day, we feel almost as if we are part of it all. Some of the people living there have been there for many years, and are part of the past and its secrets.
When Ada finds the old chest that contains another woman's story, along with clues about her secrets, we are soon wrapped up in what happened to her, eager to learn more about Penny Wentworth, who lived on Boat Street in 1959.
In alternating chapters, from each woman's perspective, the story unfolds. What happened to Penny during that fateful year, when her life seemingly fell apart, and her dreams died? Where did she go? Who, if anyone, took her away? And what is the special connection that slowly comes to light, as Ada pursues answers?
I think this is my favorite of all the beloved books by this author. In her other books, she also weaves the past and present together, showing us characters that have secrets and mysterious connections to each other. But in this one, I especially enjoyed the epilogue that revealed an unexpected denouement. Definitely five stars!