Emily Foster won’t allow herself to move on until she earns enough money to make restitution for the accident that stole a young girl’s dreams. Flipping houses sounds like the fast track to her goal, but when her first project turns out to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, Emily finds herself drawn to, but at odds with, the contractor she hires. Jake Braden needs to focus on gaining guardianship of his late sister’s twins, but the story of lost love uncovered in Emily’s house sets the stage for what might become his own lost love.
I loved how this was a modern book that had ties to the underground railroad and life in the 1850’s and 1860’s. More of the story took place in the present day, and the snippets of history came from the characters learning more about the house, the underground railroad, and the letters that Emily found in her house. All of the characters are interesting and well rounded. My favorite character is Lexi, one of the twins, as her antics are things I could easily imagine a kid doing.
This book is definitely a favorite! I give it 5 stars!
I received this book free from the author for the purpose of this review.