Jo-Lynn Hunter is at a crossroads in life when her great-aunt Stella insists that she return home to restore the old family house in sleepy Cottonwood, Georgia. Seeing the project as the perfect excuse for some therapeutic time away from her self-absorbed husband and his snobby Atlanta friends, Jo-Lynn longs to get her teeth into a noteworthy and satisfying project. But things are not what they seem, both in the house and within the complex history of her family. Was her great-grandfather the pillar of the community she thought he was? What is Aunt Stella hiding? And will Jo-Lynn's marriage survive the renovation? Jo-Lynn isn't sure she wants to know the truth--but sometimes the truth has a way of making itself known.
I enjoyed this book. The setting is the deep south and we see the story of Jo-Lynn and her past family. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding this story. I wanted to keep reading and not put this book down. I also enjoyed this book
because while there was some romance in the story it was more about about Jo-Lynn looking to regain her life and doing something she loves. I enjoyed where this book took me.
4.5 out of 5.