The Cottonwoods is a departure for mystery writer Lyn Farrell. It is a sweet story of a young woman who is determined to honor a promise she made to her dying mother. Her mother maintained that the century-old farmhouse still in the family is the hiding place of treasure brought to this country by her ancestors during WWI. Its a combination of a mystery and a romance.
At the end of the book there is an "Author's Note" that tells the family history that inspired the story.