For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her to take a close look at her own priorities and past lifestyle. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can't refuse. As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter; and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. Yet, in spite of the false pretense she's putting forth, she's never felt freer to be herself than in his presence. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?
This third book in The Everstone Chronicles shines as brightly as the first two. Crandall has a knack for creating beautiful settings. Staging Estella's story at a mountainside resort allowed her to fashion a rich and colorful background to play this story against.
Life has placed Estella Everstone in an unwanted position. But as she pretends to be someone she's not, she discovers who she truly is--and finds love. The fact that Dexter can see her better than many of the people she's grown up with tugs at her heart and encourages her to become a better person. In her natural way with words, Crandall crafts an endearing story with characters you become attached to, making it hard to place the novel down. She also proves, once again, why her books often make the Most Sigh-Worthy Kiss lists.
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