A surprise inheritance. A cache of family secrets. A choice that will change her life forever.
Lillian Doyle has lived her entire high-society life with her widowed mother, believing her father died long ago. But when news arrives that her estranged father only recently passed away--in jail--Lillian is startled to find that the man has left a business and all of his possessions to her, making her a rather unusual heiress.
When she goes to take possession of her father's house in a backwoods Georgia town, the dilapidated structure is already occupied by another woman who claims it was promised to her son, Jonah. In her attempts to untangle the mess, Lillian will discover not only a family she never knew she had but a family business that is more than meets the eye--and has put a target on her back.
To discover the truth and take hold of the independence she's always dreamed of, she'll have to make friends with adversaries and strangers--especially Jonah, the dusty and unrefined cowboy who has secret aspirations of his own.
My thoughts: This story puts Lillian through the wringer, with finding out that her father has been alive all these years, and that she has an inheritance left by him. As she seeks to unravel the mystery surrounding him, she is thrown in the path of Jonah and his mother. While everything seems to be going terribly wrong and with a mischief maker on the loose, Lillian must figure out what it means to be the Swindler's Daughter and how that will impact her future.
I enjoyed the historical aspect of this story, as well as the mystery surrounding Lillian's family. The characters are well written, and the book was enjoyable!
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.