/ bThe Sea Keeper’s Daughters is an unusual story. It is actually two in one. In the main story, Whitney Monroe is trying to save her restaurant from the grips of a ruthless business man. She comes to stay for a period in property which belongs to her but is occupied by her ailing stepfather who despises her. She plans to sell what she can in an attempt to rescue her restaurant.
In the process of going through the relics and documents left in the house by her deceased mother, she stumbles across a treasure trove of letters written from the previous generation. These cause many questions to form in Whitney’s mind as she struggles to understand the relationships between her ancestors.
The plot is cleverly put together and must have entailed a good amount of research. The story contains romance and intrigue, and encourages me, as a South African, to investigate the history of the Appalachian people and the Federal Writer’s Project, neither of which I had ever heard of before reading this book.
My one warning would be the reader needs to read diligently. There were times I was tempted to skim over the long letters, and then I had to go back and read them properly.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review.