This was my first Sarah Addison Allen book that I've read. I read it because it was my book club's montly selection, the cover is pretty and the story sounded interesting. As soon as I started reading it, I fell in love with the writer's style. I loved the characters. Willa, keeps checking on progress as her old family home is being restored for a grand showing to the town. Paxton, desperately in love with her best friend Sebastian who not only knows that she loves him, loves her back but is just too scared to try. Then the little murder mystery thrown in just ties this book together and creates a wonderful journey through these people's lives.