Imelda has grown up in her mother's booth, learning how to read tarot cards and palms, and at long last, it is her time to assume the business on her own and become Madame Burova. Her reputation earns her a spot at Larkin's Entertainment Camp providing readings to the guests. While she is there, she meets the dashing Cillian Bryne, a Wall of Death rider. While she is inexplicably drawn to him, another young woman has eyes for him as well and plans to have no one stand in her way.
Some 50 years later, Billie is recently divorced and trying to adjust to having lost both of her parents as well. She receives a letter from her father informing her that she was adopted, having been abandoned on the pier. While Billie tries to process this new information, she receives another letter from Madame Burova (Imelda) who has been holding secrets to Billie's past. Billie meets Madame Burova and begins to search for the answers to her birth mother and father.
I really enjoyed this novel for the unique and beautifully developed characters. It is a diverse cast and each person seems to come to life from the pages. I loved the setting and time frame of the novel as well. At times, it was a heartbreaking read, but also there was so much beauty and love within the pages as well.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.