Book Review | Behind Love’s Wall

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Today’s book review features

Behind Love’s Wall by Carrie Fancett Pagels.

Book Blurb

The Grand Hotel Slowly Reveals Her Secrets

Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.

Two successful women, a hundred-and-twenty-years apart, build walls to protect their hearts. Modern-day Willa, a successful interior decorator, is chosen to consult for the Grand Hotel’s possible redesign. She discovers a journal detailing the struggles of a young woman, Lily—which reveals dark secrets. The renowned singer wasn’t who she pretended to be. As Willa reaches out to Lily’s descendant, a charismatic and prominent landscape artist, she lets down her guard. Should she share the journal with him, or once again erect a wall as she struggles to redesign both the Grand and her life? 

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more about Carrie Fancett Pagels at: carriefancettpagels.com.

Danielle’s Review

Behind Love’s Wall by Carrie Fancett Pagels is part of Barbour Book’s Doors to the Past series.

One of the things I like about this series is how authors intertwine the past and present. That was definitely the case in Behind Love’s Wall. I was fascinated by the historical portion of the story. The contemporary portion did not grab me as much as I hoped, but I think that’s primarily because covid was brought into the story. I can’t read about the pandemic yet and would add a trigger warning here.

I loved the psychological detail in the book and the setting made me hope to visit the UP one day (it was already on my list of places). If you enjoy split-time stories and don’t mind reading about the pandemic, then this would be a good book for you.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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