Barbara O’Neal’s latest book tackles blended families, grief and so much more. It’s another beautiful story that so many will be able to relate to certain aspects of.

Told through the perspectives of three women, each with their own personal reasons for both loving and hating the late Augustus Beauvais, this book is a gentle read with beautiful settings and flawed but likeable characters.

I particularly like Barbara O’Neal’s ability to weave in elements that awaken the senses. The hot nights, garlic cooking, beautiful beaches… it all comes alive in her books due to her talent for creating a scene and building her characters into it carefully. Description without it being too much. You’ll be transported to the coastal setting described when you open the pages of this book.

About the Book

When famed chef Augustus Beauvais dies, he leaves behind a celebrated reputation―and four women grappling with loss, anger, pain, and the question of how the world will turn without him…

Meadow, the ex-wife with whom Augustus built an empire―and a family―still holds a place for him in her heart, even as she continues to struggle with his infidelities, which ended their twenty-year marriage. More unforgiving is Maya, his estranged daughter, who’s recently out of rehab but finally ready to reclaim her life. Norah, his latest girlfriend, sidelined her own career for unexpected love and a life of luxury, both of which are now gone with Augustus. And then there’s Rory, Meadow’s daughter, the voice of calm and reason in a chorus of discontent.

As Meadow, Maya, Norah, and Rory are flung together by tragedy, grief, and secrets yet to be revealed, they must accept―or turn away from―the legacy of great intentions and bad decisions Augustus left them. And when the circumstances around his death are called into question, their conflicted feelings become even more complicated. But moving forward is the only choice they have, and to do so, they’ll need to rely on family, friendship, and inner strength.

About The Author

Barbara O’Neal is the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling writer of women’s fiction. She lives in Colorado with her partner, a British endurance athlete.

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