CPA Everley Scott knows exactly what she wants. Status quo. But when her inheritance of Moreland, an 1846 manor house, is at risk of being razed, she agrees to fulfill her mother’s final wishes to restore the house to its former glory and hire her contractor of choice.
Historic restoration specialist, Gabe Bellevue, is in need of a big contract to buoy his reputation as New Orleans’ go-to guy. Stunned at his hefty price, Everley is cornered into involving a high-profile production company that offers funding in return for rights to film the project.
Production’s strict schedule pressures Gabe to rush the job, but his refusal could cost him the deal of a lifetime … and his last shot at satisfying unrequited love for Everley—his high school crush.
The discovery of an impassioned plea penned in the 1800’s by a former Moreland heiress might be the key to unlock Everley’s heart and enable her to embrace the historic treasure. Especially when it comes with a highly capable—and increasingly irresistible—contractor.
Will Moreland, once again, enjoy the sound of love and laughter within its walls?
My thoughts: I loved reading this story of an old, antebellum home that Everley inherits, along with instructions on how to go about restoring it. Having restored an older home (though, we did much of it ourselves), I could relate to some of the struggles that Everley runs into. I loved the overarching theme of restoration, as well as the spiritual message of the story. This is a wonderful story to pick up, filled with rich descriptions and delightful characters. I highly recommend picking it up!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.