My rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads.com
Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide? She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has. Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her. Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart. As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?
This is the sequel to Blowing on Dandelions. I'm glad I read them in order since the characters from this book are introduced in the first, but it could be read as a stand-alone as well. I enjoyed reading about characters living in a boardinghouse, since it put everyone in closer proximity. The drawing talent of Beth added an interesting element to her personality, as well as the mystery surrounding her childhood. I was surprised when there were two "villains" introduced, but each had a separate role to play. Jeffery and Beth's friendship suffered from lack of communication at times, but the ending was sweet.
(ARC provided via Netgalley for unbiased review)