Two stories decades apart converge on a secret
With an award-winning series to her name, journalist Dani Gallagher is anxious to find her next big scoop...she just doesn't expect it to come from the past. But while searching for answers connected to her last story, Dani discovers a tattered journal in an alley near Bracciano, an Italian restaurant run by Nicky Fiorini. The diary, written in the Roaring Twenties by a young girl caught in a web of organized crime, mentions Nicky's restaurant; and despite and explosive first meeting, Dani persuades Nicky to help her uncover what happened to the girl -- and what her story has to do with their present.
Nicky is frustrated. No matter what he says, he can't seem to convince Dani that she's treading on thin ice. Her zeal to make a difference for others is leading her into some precarious situations -- and just might get her hurt.
Attraction soon ignites, but in the struggle to reveal the truth, will Dani and Nicky miss the real story while clinging to secrets of their own?
I've loved reading this Lost Sanctuary series. Love the dual timeline and the way events in the 1920s parallel events in present day. So artfully written! There's never a good place to stop reading so be prepared to lose yourself in two amazing worlds. I was as anxious as Dani to uncover the secrets in Francie's journal.
The romance is stupendous -- my favourite kind -- all gnarly and confusing with lots of sparks flying. Their first meet is fraught with tension and humour which sets the tone for the whole book. When I wasn't laughing over Nicky and Dani's antics, I was tearing my hair out over their double dose of stubbornness. Each keeping secrets from the other while delving into secrets of the past. Lots of fodder for rabid reading!
A solid faith thread winds its way through the story as Nicky and Dani struggle to find God's will for their lives. Nicky's bitterness has left him distanced from God. Dani's desire to excel at journalism often clashes with her drive to make a difference in people's lives. This book has it all -- romance, mystery and faith -- in measured doses of pure delight.
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