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The novel is narrated from two different women from the Talbot's family tree. Therese's story takes place in Virginia, 1864 during the Civil War. During the war, her beloved father passes away and leaves her and her widowed mother to live alone in a small home where they can barely survives. However, when her mother's father passes away, he leaves them a plantation with slaves. Theresa can't bear the idea of owning slaves as her father was a strongly opposed to owning slaves. She decides to flee the plantation and take up work as governess while at night to tend to wounded soldiers. Nicole's story takes place during present day and it shows her struggles of getting her life back on track after years of substance abuse. During summer break, she takes an internship as equine therapist to help ease her own demons. However, her boss can't seem to tolerate her even if though she tries her best to get alone with him. While facing stress at work, the real reason she return home was to share a secret with her family that has been haunting her since she was a child. How are the two women connected? What secrets are the family hiding?
I found the novel to be interesting concept but quite boring during some parts of the novel. I felt that the novel was long than it was necessary. I couldn't really connect to any of the characters and felt the story was not very interesting.
**Disclosure - I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion**