May 1, 2013

Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer by Evangeline Kelly

Title: Seaside Harmony
Author: Evangeline Kelley
Type: Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780824932466
Synopsis: The first book in a charming new series that is a perfect escape for the summer. 

When Caroline Marris joins her sisters Gracie Gold and Sam Carter for a Nantucket Island getaway, she has no idea how it will change her life. The sisters stumble upon Misty Harbor Inn, the place their late mother loved so much, and Caroline talks her sisters into buying the beautiful but dilapidated inn. But can free-spirited Caroline stay focused enough to make opening the inn a reality? Hand-drawn old postcards draw the sisters into the mystery of Hannah Montague, the young widow of the original owner. Can the sisters uncover the fate of this woman who disappeared in 1880? As Caroline and her sisters work together to make their mom’s dream a reality, they bond in ways they never expected

My review: This is the story of three sisters who return to Nantucket to enjoy the memories of their mother. Their mom's dream has always been to wn Misty Harbor Inn so now the sisters decide to put their money together and open it in her honor. Grace has a few misgivings about opening the inn as she does not want to leave her husband's memories. There is some mystery thrown in with the overall story  of this book but not so much as it is the main part of the story. This book is a good wholesome read that will make you want to take a trip to a seaside inn and enjoy the surrounding. I think the author did a good job with both the characters and setting of the book to make you feel very much a part of the whole scene. I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for a fair and honest review. I give it three stars. 

Title: Sunflower Summer
Author: Evangeline Kelly
Type: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780824932473
Synopsis: Misty Harbor Inn officially opens, and Gracie Gold, the middle Marris sister, wrestles with an overwhelming decision. As the sisters learn the day-to-day workings of running an inn, Gracie counsels its first guests, newlyweds whose honeymoon seems to be ending before it begins. Meanwhile, Sam's discovery of a clue in a secret room sheds unflattering light on Hannah Montague, who vanished from the house more than one hundred years ago. And as Gracie and Caroline welcome guests to the inn, they are delighted to see how God uses it --- and them --- to deepen relationships and transform lives.

My Review: This is the second installment of the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series. In this book we find that the in is now open to visitors. We get to follow along as the sister get used to the daily life of running the inn. Grace has settled in and is helping a newlywed couple with their troubles while Sam is trying to solve the mystery behind Hannah who disappeared from the inn over 100 ears ago. This time we get to learn a little more about the sisters and their lives and feelings. I enjoyed the continuation of this story and a glad I continued on with the series. I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for a fair and honest review. I give it three stars. 

1 comment:

  1. I have heard about these books, and they sound really interesting! =)

    I enjoyed your review! =)