This novel is set in 1913 on Bridal Veil Island in Georgia, a resort island of sorts where wealthy families came to stay for the winter. The main character, Callie Deboyer, is a governess for the wealthy Bridgeport family. She was brought up in a wealthy family, but her parents gave it all up to become missionaries in Africa. Callie is in an unusual position between the wealthy upper class and the working lower class, but she has no desire for wealth and status. She also has no desire for love, as she was deeply hurt by her former fiance.
Like Callie, Wesley Townsend has a painful past and many decisions to make about his future over the summer. He travels to Bridal Veil Island with his wealthy family, who are hoping to drive him into a role in the family business. Wes offers to act as a golf instructor, where he meets Callie. However, he fails to tell her of his real social standing, and as their attraction develops, he struggles to find a way to reveal the truth.
Besides the love story that develops between Callie and Wes, there is a back story of mystery that plays an important role. There were twists and turns that definitely added excitement, especially in the second half of the novel.
The main characters in this story were so likable that I found myself "rooting for them" throughout the book. It really was a cute, little love story. The authors did a good job of portraying the social issues of the time period and of keeping my interest throughout the novel. The characters are both looking for God's direction for their lives and their faith was an important part of this story.
I received a copy of this book from the Bethany House Publishers book review program in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.