on 5 March 2014
I loved this book which parallels the lives of Bonnie Rose in pre-Civil War Texas with Allie in present day.
Allie's a grad student working behind the scenes, and then as a character on a new reality show based on a long-lost town called Wildwood Creek. As she researches the town, she becomes interested in learning the truth of the town and whatever happened to Bonnie Rose. As she journeys through the reality show, she finds love, finds out how to survive, and learns how to let her Faith guide her through a difficult trauma.
Bonnie Rose is a teacher who's life has been hard since her family came from Ireland. Given a second chance for a good life, Wildwood Creek is not what she expects. There are secrets, horrors, and she must learn to survive once again. Eventually, she's able to escape and save the children. In the end, she is finally reunited with her true love.
Both Allie and Bonnie Rose must learn to navigate the unknown and survive in their own ways. Relying on inner strength and determination, combined with Faith, they find their way in this world.