You kind of know what you are getting with a Sarah Jio novel. Like her earlier books there is a contemporary storyline about Ada and in this case, an earlier story of Penny told at the same time. Ada moves to Seattle to live in a houseboat (like Sleepless in Seattle style) after a recent tragedy. While there she begins to unravel the mystery about Penny, a newly married wife of a temperamental artist just after the second world war.
It was a good little romantic easy novel, and even though I had them figured out quite soon in the novel they were interesting characters to read about. Perfect easy reading for wet Christmas weather when you are stuck inside (it's mid summer here - not the time for rain). 3/5