Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and Lacewood sure did not disappoint! If you are looking for a great read during this chilly weather, then you are going to need to grab this book! Jessica James did a fabulous job, and this book kept me intrigued from page one!
Lacewood: A Novel of Time and Place (excerpt from goodreads)
MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.
Purchasing the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story, Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.
The past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his own healing process by helping the “city girl” restore the place that holds so many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the shadows for centuries is fulfilled.
Rich in emotion and poignant in its telling, Lacewood is an unforgettable story about love and loss, roots and belonging…and spirits of the past that refuse to be quieted.
A haunting story from award-winning author Jessica James that connects the past with the present—and the present with eternity.
Lacewood: My Thoughts
When I first got a chance to read this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it was going to flip timelines a bit, but that is fine. When it comes to multiple timelines, I actually enjoy the different views. It really pulls you deeper into the story, and you get different viewpoints. THIS DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I could not read it fast enough! While my review is very late (blaming life for this one), it is one that I have thought about several times since reading.
Book clubs, this would be a perfect choice, as it has a little bit of something for everyone.
Now, back to my thoughts. Now, this story really pulls you in. It is relatable in a lot of ways. It has a mystery, secrets, and a super cute character that walks in, and let’s be honest, I love reading about a man that wears a uniform. However, I found myself thinking that I would love to move to the middle of nowhere, and find a cute house that needs to be fixed up. Oh well, maybe the next move!
I have to give this book 5/5 stars. It should go on your TBR list now!
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2NFncU6