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After her previous job coming to an abrupt halt, textile conservator Kelly Frost is looking forward to spending her summer in New Bedford, Massachusetts while working on her latest project, a Mariner’s Compass quilt that is over one hundred years old. After she accepts the job, she realizes that she’s expected to spend the summer in the Gray House, a mansion that has set empty for centuries and where the quilt is housed. Alone in the old, empty house age she discovers a journal that belonged to the whaling captain’s wife who was a former inhabitant of the home. As she read the story, she discovers truths about the quilt and the family that once lived in the house. Also at the Gray House she meets Tom, the groundsman of the property. During the course of her time at the Gray House, she gets to know Tom pretty well and even feels herself falling for him, but is hesitant because of her past dating experiences. As Kelly and Tom spend more time in and around Gray House, they discover things they never knew about their family, including the fact they they both have ties to the Gray House and the history of it’s occupants.
When picking up book about a quilt you don’t expect to experience a story of suspense, lies and danger, but Lynette Sowell provides all that and more in Tempest’s Course. I had a great time reading this book and was caught up in the story from the very first chapter. Lynette Sowell really hooks the reader early and keeps them entertained throughout the entire book. Just when I thought I knew what was coming, there was a twist that took the story in a whole new direction. I also like that Sowell really wrapped the story up nicely, I wasn’t left hanging wishing the story would continue. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy, yet entertaining book to read.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own.
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