By Maureen Leurck
People hold a home alive, no longer the wrong way around. Alex Proctor has obvious the reality of this in each empty, rundown estate she’s obtained and renovated seeing that her divorce nearly 3 years in the past. She’s additionally skilled the fun of constructing each right into a domestic. Her most recent venture is a dilapidated,
century-old condominium quite a few blocks from Geneva Lake, Wisconsin. Time and overlook, in addition to rats and raccoons, have ravaged it inside and outside. basically Alex can see the great thing about what it as soon as used to be and may develop into back. in precisely a number of weeks—by the time the cicadas make their scheduled reappearance after seventeen years underground—the condo could be able to promote. within the intervening time, there are development mess ups, and surprises, to contend with.
Amid overgrown grounds and rooms brimming with particles, Alex unearths treasures—pocket doorways, hardwood flooring hidden underneath layers of linoleum and grime—and carved initials that show a long-ago love tale concerning Alex’s aged neighbor, Elsie, and one other cicada summer time. whilst, Alex reveals herself trying to find how to reconcile her new lifestyles with lingering emotions for her ex-husband. For goodbye she felt certain that relocating on used to be your best option, yet possibly this condominium, and every thing she’s studying in it, may well provide Alex room for a moment probability . . .
“A attractive novel concerning the strength of redemption.”
—Jen Lancaster, New York instances bestselling author
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