A great read about passion. Lani Mackay is a struggling artist trying to make her way in the world to her own exhibition. When her uncle dies and she is surprisingly named in the will, it is too good an opportunity to pass up. But it comes with a strange request. To gain her inheritance, she must complete a series of tasks contained in a mysterious box. Can she complete them all and get the money she needs to fund her dream?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Lani going for her dream no matter what or Max supportive and kind but another side to him. Lani’s struggles as an artist were emotive and relatable and her passion for art and the itch to paint was a lovely touch and was beautifully written.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the secluded nature of Max’s house deep in the forest with its wooden cabin feel and hearth fire place as homely as if it’s a world away from the stresses of life. Or Lani’s art painted in vivid colours with passion and beauty. Or the little village in the snow, magical and wonderfully hidden in the forest. Or the opposites of the red fires and the blue ice so intense it was as if you were actually there and contrasting beautifully. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.
Reviewed by @sarahoakes