"Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives --and history as they know it."
Julia Baxter has dreamed since she was a little girl of wearing the family heirloom wedding veil that was gifted to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, and has brought love and luck to her family ever since. On the eve of her wedding day, Julia receives a video message of her fiancee with another woman and her world is suddenly turned on end. She calls off the wedding and takes her honeymoon alone so she can sort out what her future holds.
Babs, Julia's grandmother, is also learning to navigate new waters. Her husband Reid was the love of her life and with him gone, Babs is lonely and afraid, but she is hoping a move to the new retirement community will help her find a path forward.
Edith Dresser Vanderbilt and her daughter Cornelia Vanderbilt have just suffered the terrible loss of Edith's husband and Cornelia's father George Vanderbilt. How will Edith keep Biltmore Estate going and how will Cornelia deal with the bright spotlight that is being shown on her?
Learning about the women behind Biltmore Estate and also the way the Biltmore Estate developed over the years was fascinating. I appreciated the balance of Julia's story as a young woman finding her way and Babs' story of a more experienced woman finding new ways to grow. It was a satisfying book, that was at times slightly predictable, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.