By: Gabi Rutherford
Most of what Katie Garrett knows about her grandmother is what she has been told by her mother, who doesn’t have the best to say. When Katie gets the call that her grandmother has passed and that Katie is, unexpectedly, in the will, she heads to Texas to see what inheritance her grandmother has left her. Katie meets Scarlett, her cousin, and realizes that the only thing they have in common is their nose. As they go through Katie’s grandmother’s home, Katie learns about the other side of her grandmother, as well as the tragedy that rocked the small town of New London, Texas in the 1930s. While Katie learns more about this place and the people who live there, she can’t help but wonder if this is where she is meant to be.
Sofia Grant wrote this novel wonderfully. The readers are able to see what life is like for Katie, as well as what it was like for Katie’s grandmother. Both sides have their own heartbreak and challenges, but they are similar to one another. The readers are also able to experience the growth of character in both Katie and her grandmother throughout the story. Overall, Grant wrote a very great novel.
I really enjoyed this story. I liked learning more about the tragedy in New London, Texas, and, while the author did make up the Daisy Club, it was still interesting to see a possible perspective from that time. I enjoyed going with Katie on the journey to discover both her grandmother and herself. I had a hard time putting this book down and would recommend this to those who enjoy fictional history and journeys of self-discovery.