Mattie wants to be a writer. But she’s a dutiful oldest sister, and puts her dreams on hold to make sure her family is provided for. When Grace, a woman staying at the hotel where Mattie works, dies after entrusting Mattie with a collection of letters, Mattie feels like she needs to find out what happened.
She’s also being courted by a boy from her hometown. Will Mattie find out what really happened to Grace? Will Mattie get married, or will she find a way to pursue her dream? For a well written mystery/romance, check out A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly.