Olivia Stewart's family is one of the Four Hundred-the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt-and the more she is drawn to him herself.
Olivia was a little too shrewish for me, and some of the scenes felt a little false, when she wouldn't talk to him at all and most real life people would have spilt the beans already. I know her secrets needed to be held out longer to fill out the novel, but it was too false for me.
Still, the overall scenes and flow of the novel was good and the background characters were well done. It was a fairly enjoyable book to read.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelgon; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)