Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden
About the Book: When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she’s ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest.
Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can’t let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena.
When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family’s summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena’s three young children.
Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places.
My Thoughts: Of course I said yes to reviewing Ascension of Larks when it was offered to me in exchange for review. I absolutely love this genre and was excited from reading a little about the book. This book as a little bit of spiritually going on and a plot that’s utterly fantastic. Throughout the theme is love and loyalty and I love that the main character has hard choices to make. The book flows amazingly well and is a great read. If you like The Runaway, Book Review you’ll like Ascension of Larks for sure.