Publication Date: 16 June 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ARC copy from Netgalley.com and Thomas Nelson
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Step back in time with this uniquely haunting tale spanning two intertwining timelines set predominantly in Australia. In this fascinating story of an unwanted inheritance, fiery opals, exotic animal taxidermy, a white kangaroo, and a mysterious woman in a green dress, the author weaves a tale that cleverly draws the reader in deeper and deeper to follow the twisty plot of the story.
The first timeline begins in 1919 when Fleur Richards, a young war bride, inherits an estate in Australia from her husband Hugh about which she knows absolutely nothing. Upon traveling to Australia to resolve issues with the inheritance, she finds herself drawn into a rather peculiar situation with a group of unique characters that tie back to the story that unfolds in the second timeline. The story in the second timeline draws Fleur back in family history to the year 1853 and a place called Mogo Creek, a name with which she is familiar.
Travel with Fleur as the story of Captain Stefan Von Richter, an explorer and opal hunter, and Della Atterton, the owner of the Curio Shop of Wonders, unfolds to reveal the layers of a complicated family history. Interspersed with fiction based on historical facts, this intriguing story is a complex tale that readers of mysteries and family drama will enjoy.
This ARC copy was received from Thomas Nelsons and Netgalley.com. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.