Uncover the Story Behind a One-Hundred-Year-Old Love Letter
Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.
Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.
Wonderful uplifting and inspirational
Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a 100 year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina. The bookshop is struggling to survive and it takes everything she has to keep it going. But when Clara discovers an old letter tucked away in a book, that has never been opened, she can’t wait to open the seal and read it. The letter takes her on an adventure of a lifetime. As Clara follows her heart and unwrap the mystery of the past, she is transported from the estates of the Vaderbilts to Derbyshire, England. As she uncovers the love story of her great-great grandmother and the only name in the letter, Oliver. The truth of her family’s past is revealed as well as the hope of her future. This captivating story of hope, past, present and future made this book unputdownable. I really enjoyed the plot twist and the detailed description of England made it a wonderful and much needed escape. I love the writing style of this author, it is both intriguing and entertaining and keeps your attention while rapidly turning the pages.
Thank you Pepper Basham for such a wonderful and amazing read. This entertaining and exciting story, definitely pulls at your heartstrings. This compelling story of love and secrets is amazing. The flow of the story reads as if it is a poem, a love letter. It is an absolute must read and I highly recommend this book.
Any story that begins with a library is bound to be an excellent tale.
Stories held power and everyone told one, whether the characters within the story knew it or not.
It is 1915 and Sadie Blackwell is a book maid in the most gorgeous library at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC., a pleasure she inherited from her mother. Finding books suitable for the many different guests is the favorite part of her duties. Her ultimate dream is to own a bookstore of her own - but that wasn’t ever likely to happen, was it? After all, could she be seen as a person and not just a position?
Now in 2021, the small bookstore known as Blackwell’s, is struggling to survive against onslaughts from larger bookstores and nefarious people. Clara Blackwell begins the search into the history of this wonderful place of dreams. Will she find hope between the pages of all those precious stories?
An ARC of this time-slip book in the Doors to the Past series was received through Barbour Publishing and NetGalley. The impressions and comments are my own and were in no way solicited.