Summary from the author's website:
A small town Alabama girl, left on a doorstep as an infant, finds her quiet world turned upside down on her twenty-fifth birthday when a stranger informs her that she is the kidnapped daughter of a New England financier and heiress to an enormous fortune.
My first inclination was to think that Salting Roses would be your typical 'strike it rich' story, but I was wrong. Lorelle Marinello constructed a tale about Gracie, a girl who learned that she was not who she believed herself to be - in the span of a day, she learned the truth about her biological parents and the inheritance that she was entitled to receive.
I am a huge sucker for great character writing, and Lorelle Marinello impressed me. Gracie, Sam, Alice, Ben, Artie, Kate and even Conrad were written so beautifully and were so real. The story line could have been so predictable, but it wasn't. The characters could have been flat and uninteresting, but they weren't. The love story that was woven into Gracie's new world could have been over the top or too sappy, but it wasn't. Salting Roses was well-crafted, believable, entertaining, funny and heart-warming.
I'm so happy that I had an opportunity to review Salting Roses and participate on the TLC Book Tour. I highly recommend Salting Roses to lovers of women's fiction, and to those who are looking for a light and entertaining read.