One particular secret could tear them apart... Yolanda Sanchez had never been a "follow your bliss" type of girl, always preferring to make practical choices. But since her mom's will stipulated that she had to fulfill a dream with her inheritance, here she was, opening a used book store. With consummate dreamer Adam Snapp, an artist and childhood friend, as her handyman. So much for her comfort zone. But she needs help, and Adam needs the work. It's strictly business...until they discover a mysterious book about Scorpion Ridge history. One that reveals not just secrets of their families' pasts, but how deeply intertwined their futures really are.
Fascinating history of the small town starts to unravel, when old secrets are coming to light.
Adam and Yolanda take on a project to discover what is behind an old book, agitation that comes from the elderly, when asking them about the past, and one intriguing visit from an old lady, that everyone claims should be dead.
The history of the town was interesting, and the main focus of the tale. At times the story moves on a bit slowly because of the repeat of the same events from the past by different person's memories, same repeated from a different view point.
Adam and Yolanda are great together, the connection being more about working together in different projects, than romantic. Soon they start sharing more about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future with each other. The feelings grow slowly, the attraction comes suddenly, and in the end the conclusion comes as a surprise.
Both Yolanda and Adam have to grow, accept new points of view during the story, and take new responsibilities, that they didn't consider before.
For anyone interested in the history of small towns, how all seems to be connected somehow, and how one man's actions can affect into many people's lives decades later, will surely enjoy this book
~ Three Spoons