It shows how fragile we are. We were both shattered. We were broken people who longed to be whole. We thought it was love that was driving us to do what we did. But it wasn’t love. It was fear. We were both too afraid of ending up unwanted and unneeded. We held too tightly to what were afraid we would lose.
A prose of friendship between two different women all centered around a hat that was worn during the filming of Gone with the Wind. The hat ultimately represents a test of their friendship. Christine McAllister’s finds the hat in her store, she becomes intrigued to find the story behind the hat.
Violet Mayfield and Audrey Duvall become roommates after a friendship develops between them. They end up working together at the set of Gone with Wind each with different dreams. Their dreams take a different turn and secrets become a breeding ground to fear. Their friendship is long lasting but will it last when the secrets become uncovered.
Two very different women that fear drives them to make choices that affect the people that they love the most. I think that is what connects you to these women. I have to admit, I became irate with Vi but maybe it is because she reveals something in all of us. The story is also about friendship and how having a good friend that accepts the worst in us is rich indeed.
A Special Thank You to Penguin Group and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.