Outstanding book! A story within a story set mainly in the Outer Banks area in North Carolina. Part of a series, but fine as a stand alone.
Focuses on Whitney Monroe, a restaurant entrepreneur who's in the middle of a business crisis, and gets a call to come help her estranged stepfather. While staying in an old hotel that she inherited from her grandmother, she finds some mysterious treasures and letters, which lead to a very interesting discovery about her family history.
Very well-written, intriguing story, and a small thread of romance made this an excellent read. 5+ stars.
(I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest, unsolicited review.)