Family secrets can bind and destroy
Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling past behind her when she marries Joe Krause and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years. But life on the farm isn't quite as idyllic as she'd hoped. It's filled with chores, judgmental neighbors, and her mother-in-law, who—unbeknownst to Kate until after the wedding—will be living with them.
As Kate struggles to find her place in the small farming community, she begins to realize that her husband and his family are not who she thought they were. According to town gossip, the Krause family harbors a long-kept secret about a mysterious death that haunts Kate as a dangerous, unexplainable chain of events begins.
Where do I begin?...
This is a book that I found I had a love/hate relationship with. The parts I hated had to deal with the so called "Curse" of the Krause family. Why? Because, I believe that time and unforeseen occurrences befall all of us at one time or another, and also many unwise decisions affect how matters turn out not 'curses.'
With that being said, I enjoyed the storyline. This story is a combination of family drama and two interesting mysteries. A story of a woman coming to terms with her past and learning who she truly is.
It intertwines two generations of the Krause family, one in the 1890s, and the other in 2012. As the story goes back and forth between the two murders in the same Krause family with 100 years separating the two mysteries, it keeps us guessing 'whodunit' right to the end. It was a quick read and I read it in parts of two days.
I liked this story enough to award it 4 stars.
Thanks to the publishers for providing this book for me to read and give my honest opinion.
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.