While I grew up in Michigan, my parents now live in Galveston, Texas – the same town this book starts off in. That fact alone caught my attention, but the idea of a book being about a “reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante” definitely helped too! This book was filled with unexpected twists, things you would never think were coming, and a few things that would be more expected. It’s a love story, but not just between a man and a woman – it’s about much, much more than that. It’s about two people who come together through unique circumstances, who bond over something that is not all what two people would have bonded over in that time (the mid-1800’s), and who really become friends. Ultimately, that friendship developed into a romance, one that really was a lot of fun to watch unfold. Of course you also got to see family issues, crazy people fighting over a dagger (of all things), and more. I honestly think this is the kind of book that would make for an amazing movie. I’d love to see it if that ever happened!
I found a great interview with the author about this book, and would highly encourage you to check it out. You learn a lot about an author through the stories they write, but it’s so fun to get to read interviews with them too!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review. I was in no way required to write anything positive – all thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.