May Rose is your typical, dutiful housewife who makes the home and dotes on her strong, hard-working husband. Until tragedy strikes the small logging town of Winkler when May Rose is left picking up the pieces of her life -as well as a few “strays”. In order to move forward, she must leave the comfort of her small mountainside cabin and venture to earn a living in a town she’s only visited a handful of times.
Whispers and gossip swirl around the girl from the mountain as she slowly starts to move on with her life. With the assistance of a few others in the small industry-driven town May Rose can begin to rebuild her new life; so too, rebuilding the secrets and the lives of those whom she’d been hidden away from in her remote home.
Carol Ervin will leave you gripped and guessing until the very last word! I hated the times I was forced to put this book down. So I suppose it’s a good thing this is just one of an eight-book (and counting) series!
I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars because at times it felt like someone had teleported me to the busy streets, sawdust filling my nose and all. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of 1900 small town America, this book is a must-read for you! I’ve already started reading the second, Cold Comfort.