I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley
A delightful book. I can't wait to read more in the series. While the synopsis talks about Sarah Dove and her magic with books, she is more of a secondary character. This book mostly focuses on Grace, and what it means to call a place home.
After the death of her sister, Grace becomes her niece's caregiver. This is coupled with caring for her foster mother who has Alzheimers. They move to Dove Pond, where Mama G grew up, hoping the familiar will slow down the progression of the Alzheimers.
Planning to only stay for a year, Grace is reluctant (almost defiantly so) to make friends. But slowly, as time goes on, she does. She also comes to realize what HOME means and that being happy and successful does not necessarily come from climbing a corporate ladder.