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Love, Alice...

Barbara Davis, author of women's fiction
A year ago, Dovie Larkin’s life was shattered when her fiancé committed suicide just weeks before their wedding. Now, plagued by guilt, she has become a fixture at the cemetery where William is buried, visiting his grave daily, waiting for answers she knows will never come. 

Then one day, she sees an old woman whose grief mirrors her own. Fascinated, she watches the woman place a letter on a nearby grave and walk away. Ignoring the whispers of her conscience, Dovie reads the letter—a mother’s anguished plea for forgiveness to her dead daughter—and is suddenly consumed with the need to know the rest of the story. 

As Dovie delves deeper, a collection of old letters from the cemetery’s lost and found sheds new light on the feud between mother and daughter, and begins to unravel a decades-old mystery involving one of Charleston’s wealthiest families. But even as she seeks to answer questions about another woman’s past—questions involving deception, betrayal, and heartbreaking loss—she begins to find answers of her own, and discovers the keys to love, forgiveness, and finally embracing the future…