Monday, March 31, 2014
The story is told in two parts. The modern day tale is about Allie as she struggles with the changes, learns how to live without modern conveniences, and tries to figure out the olden-day mystery. The second part of the story is about Bonnie Rose, one of the women who disappeared from the town.
I'm unsure how to articulate how I feel about the plot or characters. The entire time I was reading I kept thinking how strange the story felt to me. The part about Bonnie Rose was interesting, but I kept wishing for more information. The modern day story was a bit more confusing and lacked character development for me. The relationships between the characters felt at times forced and rushed. The story was good, but lacked quite a bit to make it great. I didn't realize until after I'd finished the book that this book is part of a series. Perhaps if I'd read the other books I might have enjoyed it more.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.