Book Review, Contemporary, Historical

Book Review – Paint and Nectar

Paint and Nectar

by Ashley Clark

In 1929, a spark forms between Eliza, a talented watercolorist, and William, a charming young man with a secret that could ruin her career. Their families forbid their romance because of a long-standing feud over missing heirloom silver. Still, Eliza and William’s passion grows despite the barriers, causing William to deeply regret the secret he’s keeping . . . but setting things right will come at a cost.

In present-day Charleston, a mysterious benefactor gifts Lucy Legare an old house, along with all the secrets it holds–including enigmatic letters about an antique silver heirloom. Declan Pinckney, whom Lucy’s been avoiding since their disastrous first date, is set on buying her house for his family’s development company. As Lucy uncovers secrets about the house, its garden, and the silver, she becomes more determined than ever to preserve the historic Charleston property, not only for history’s sake but also for her own.

My Thoughts

I’m so very honored to share about this delightful book with you on its release day…

I am such a huge fan of Ashley Clark and her Heirloom Secrets series. You will definitely want to read the other one first, although I do think this could be a stand-alone novel…but it all ties in so nicely, and makes everything seem a lot more clear.

This is Lucy’s story. She is determined to preserve old, historical things. After all, she is a museum curator. She is, however, attracted to Declan Pinckney, and he is on the side of tearing down the old to make room for the new. Because of this, their relationship seems bound for disaster right from the beginning.

Lucy mysteriously inherits an old house, and has so much fun trying to figure out all the old secrets hidden there.

This story also goes back to 1929 and gives us Eliza and William’s story, Theirs is revealed to us slowly, bit by bit.

I was very intrigued from the first chapter. Charleston and its sights and sounds are brought to life in vivid colors and textures, from the delicately described watercolor paintings , to the old house and it’s beautiful garden…Ashley Clark has so much talent in bringing story to life.

I’m really counting on the fact that there absolutely needs to be AT LEAST one more book in this series, and I cannot wait for it!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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