By: Lauren K. Denton
“It’s always easier to ignore the things we don’t really want to know.”
After her grandmother, Mags, dies, Sara finds herself back at The Hideaway, a bed and breakfast in Sweet Bay, Alabama. Her plan is to get things in order, and the return to her life and shop in New Orleans. Sara learns that Mags has willed her The Hideaway. She decides to stay in Sweet Bay to rehab The Hideaway. Sara discovers a box tht Mags has left in the attic, and begins to piece together Mags’ life before Sara was born. When a land developer threatens to take the house and the land to make condos and a boardwalk – after all the work that Sara has put into the house. Does she stay and fight, or does she just let the land developer take the land?
This is a beautiful debut novel by Lauren K. Denton. I enjoyed experiencing Mags’ past both through Mags’ point of view, and Sara’s point of view. As you learn more and more about Mag, she is the type of person, or grandmother, that you’d want in your life. I also loved seeing Sara’s progression as a person. Both of these characters were quite endearing. With a little bit of a love story included, a great friendship between Sara and Allyn, and those who lived at The Hideway treating Sara like family, the novel is sure to make your heart warm.
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