Alice was set to receive the Lost Book of Eleanor Dare when her mother's death upended her world and the book was left behind when Alice moved from Evertell, her family home. Now years later, Alice must return to Evertell to settle her father's estate and she brings along her daughter Penn for the journey. They are both still struggling following the death of Penn's father/Alice's husband during World War II and Alice hopes to bring some of the spark back into Penn's eyes with a change of scenery. Penn falls in love with Evertell and her family's history as descendants of Eleanor Dare, spending hours pouring over all of the writings in the Lost Book, but unbeknownst to her, Alice has kept some of the pages for herself in hopes of resolving the conflict from her own childhood.
While I enjoyed this book, I was hoping for more narrative about Roanoke, but the book is well written and the characters are captivating. The setting is so well depicted that you can truly envision roaming Evertell yourself. I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.