I'll be your blue sky / Marisa de los Santos.
Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1
*Starred Review* Clare's wedding weekend—three days of perfect weather dappling every corner of a picturesque Blue Ridge resort—was filled with the people she loved the most. So why did she feel like she was on the verge of a huge mistake? After sneaking out of her bridal brunch to hide a panic attack, Clare bared her soul to Edith, a kindly older woman with the exact advice Clare needed to hear. The conversation crystallized something in Clare, who walked back into the resort and called off her wedding. Clare never thought she'd hear from Edith again, let alone be named as a beneficiary in her will, but Edith leaves Clare her house, a small beachfront inn in Delaware. Overwhelmed by Edith's generosity, Clare looks into the history of the old house and finds far more than she ever imagined. De los Santos (Connect the Stars, 2015; The Precious One, 2015) brings her signature style, wit, and charm while weaving in beloved characters from her previous novels. Fans of Suzanne Finnamore and Marian Keyes will fall in love with the clarity and poetry in de los Santos' voice. This tender, genuine, and joyful novel is one to savor. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2017 November #1
Clare Hobbes is at a Virginia hotel for her wedding to Zach. Her uncertainty must be showing because both her mother, Viviana, and her almost-mother Cornelia seem to be offering her a chance to opt out. But Clare loves Zach and knows that he is always trying to do the right thing. An elderly woman at the hotel clarifies things a bit more for Clare, who faces a huge decision. Edith Herron, whose own life unfolds in alternating chapters starting in 1949, was a young bride with a bright future when circumstances took a tragic turn. The story of Edith and Clare's connection slowly starts to take shape when Clare is bequeathed Edith's Delaware beachfront home, Blue Sky House, and its long-held secrets.
PW Reviews 2018 January #2
Love and mystery surround a darker thread about the safety of women in this complex and moving tale by de los Santos (