The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee
Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi town, Casey’s hope for a fresh start died as soon she had to lay the grandmother she’d just met to rest.
But Grandma Ida carried secrets beyond the grave.
Before her death Ida carefully planned a trail of clues to help Casey unlock the Macintyre family secrets and finally explain why they abandoned her. But each of Ida’s letters will only come from Casey’s handsome—and often frustrating—new neighbor. As Casey pieces together the stories behind the objects filling her grandmother’s house, she embarks on a heart-stirring journey that rattles her foundations, ignites her faith, and leads her to a startling discovery that will reshape her future. But only if she can face the lies that have been slowly tearing her apart.
Reading about this book, I knew I’d have to read it. I’ve always loved reading about old houses, especially Victorian ones. And imagining hunting through an old house, looking for clues to the past, digging through heirlooms, well this story just sounded right up my alley.
And I loved it. I liked Casey, and could empathize with her as she searched for hints about her past and why her parents abandoned her.
She has to face her past hurts, and deal with them, in order to move forward in life.
This story is heartwarming, and yet a bit painful. It offers hope in the midst of trying times.
I liked getting to know Casey, and understanding her story.
Well-written and oh so real, this is a book that will tug on your heartstrings and leave you wishing for more.
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