Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Genre: Christian Fiction
Great book! Cindy Martinusen's style, her descriptions and flow of words made me want to keep reading and not put it down. The past is centered on the life of Josephine, through her diary telling of the tragic loss of her husband in a shipwreck and his ultimate betrayal.
Present day author, Sophia Fleming, lives a reclusive life and becomes fascinated by the century old shipwreck which happened near her coastal cottage. Claire is the young journalist whose return to her hometown brings her close to the lives of both women, one of the past, the other in the present.
All three women are strengthened by their faith in God, which sees them through difficult times. Cindy Martinusen's style is similar in tone and equally well written as secular authors Susanna Kearsley and Kate Morton.
If you like Cindy Martinusen (Coloma), check out Christian historical fiction author Susan Meissner's Lady in Waiting or secular author Rachel Hore's A Place of Secrets.