Category: YA Fiction, 160 pages
Well, the girls are back home from their trip to Italy. Now, that search that led them to Italy has inspired Dara to go on her own journey of discovery to find her mother as well.
Although this is the second book in the series, the author does spend time summarizing book one to catch the reader up (or refresh their memory) so this can be read as a stand-alone. But, because I did read the first book and was able to jump into the second book (love being able to do that!), the summation was a bit boring for me but that is really my only complaint. I enjoyed Casey's writing style, her articulation, and the sensitivity she gives to the storyline. Even though the plot is heartfelt and maybe a bit of a heavy one for some, the story doesn't feel heavy or heard to read emotionally. Casey is able to keep it on the lighter side and captivate the reader.