I was instantly drawn to the cover of THE WIDOW’S WALK by Robert Barclay from WilliamMorrow Books. But my affection for this book only grew as I read the story within.
Elizabeth Canfield, a woman who fell to her death while waiting for her true love to return to her. Now 170 years later she is trapped, never aging, wandering in and around the home that she once called her own. But now something has changed and her ghostly world is flipped upside down with possibilities.
Garrett Richmond an up and coming architect was drawn to a dilapidated old home referred to as Seaside. He had big dreams for this home and he was willing to take a leap of faith to do so. Family and friends thought his obsession a bit strange but there was no way for them to understand the draw to this house and the beautiful spirit within.
But how can a these two, a live breathing man and this apparition find a way to believe. Garrett thought he was loosing it and than once he started to believe a love for the ages developed. There are some lovely details of both architecture and the history of the house. Additionally, there are twists I cannot share but I was always sad to put it down when work or life called.
This love story was endearing and I did not want it to end. Can lightening strike twice between reader and author? I sure hope the answer is yes. I am looking forward to reading other books by Robert Barclay.
Shh because this is going in some stockings this year for the holidays.