August 9, 2017

The Innkeeper's Sister by Linda Goodnight - Review and Giveaway

I received this book free from the publisher

Book Details:
Series: A Honey Ridge Novel (Book 3)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (July 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373799470
ISBN-13: 978-0373799473

About this book:
Welcome to Honey Ridge, Tennessee, where Southern hospitality and sweet peach tea beckon, and where long-buried secrets lead to some startling realizations…

Grayson Blake always has a purpose—and never a moment to lose. He’s come home to Honey Ridge to convert a historic gristmill into a restaurant, but his plans crumble like Tennessee clay when the excavation of a skeleton unearths a Civil War mystery…and leads him back to a beautiful and familiar stranger.

Once a ballet dancer, now co-owner of the Peach Orchard Inn, Valery Carter harbors pain as deep as the secrets buried beneath the mill. A bright facade can’t erase her regrets any more than a glass of bourbon can restore what she’s lost. But spending time with Grayson offers Valery a chance to let go of her past and imagine a happier future. And with the discovery of hidden messages in aged sheet music, both their hearts begin to open. Bound by attraction, and compelled to resolve an old crime that links the inn and the mill, Grayson and Valery encounter a song of hurt, truth…and hope.


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Meet the author - Linda Goodnight:
NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to touch the heart as well as to entertain. Her emotional stories of hope have won the RITA, the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and numerous other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. She and husband have a blended family of eight, including two teenagers recently adopted from Ukraine. Many of her books are about family and children and rightly so, as she draws her deeply emotional stories from her surroundings, her great love of family, and from personal experiences as a nurse and teacher.

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What did I think of this book:
This sounded like a good book to me so I thought let's give this new to me author a chance. I did not realize that this was book three in a series until after I got it. No fault to anyone but myself. With that being said you can read this book as a stand alone and not feel lost one bit. I enjoyed this book so much that I am going to be looking for the other two in the series. The author make the characters likable and well developed. I wanted Grayson to be be able to open his restaurant but the mystery behind the skeleton from the Civil War had me intrigued. Valery and Grayson made good friends and I enjoyed watching them as they became closer throughout the book. Another thing I liked is how the story line went back and forth between the time period so you got a little of both stories. The author's writing style made this book flow nicely and I enjoyed the historical tidbits she added. A good book for a rainy day. 


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