July 6, 2015

The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate

Published: September 8, 2015
Number of pages: 448
Genre: Fiction
Series: Carolina Heirlooms #3

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

What did I think about the the story?
All I can say is WOW. Ok I can say more than that. I loved this book. I am so happy I got picked to again be a part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book (more about this later) so I could read this book before it is published. Lisa has a way of drawing you right into the book and not letting you go. The characters just pull at you and you can't wait to find out more about them. I could not put this down because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. The only thing that I have to say is bad about this book is that I did not it to end. I wanted more. Without spoiling the story I felt as if just when one mystery is solved the book ends and you want to know what happens next in the characters life. By the end of this book you felt as if the characters are a part of your family. You do not have to read the books in order but I would recommend that you do. All three books are great and you will get to see a little bit of the former characters in this book. 

Sisterhood of the Traveling Book:
What is this you may ask. Well let me tell you a little about this fun group. Lisa and her team pick ten groups of four ladies (sisters) to read her upcoming book. The book goes to the first sister (big sister) on the list who reads the book. While reading the book she makes notes of her thoughts in the margins of the book as well as highlights passages she enjoys. When she is finished with the book she passes it on to the next sister in the group who in turns does the same thing as the Big Sister while reading the book. You have two weeks to read the book and pass it on to the next sister. The last sister in the group then sends the book onto Lisa. You also get to be a part of a Facebook group and get to know and become friends with your sisters through this journey. 

What did I think about the cover?
I really like this cover as it gives you a glimpse of the Sea Keeper's Daughter. 

My rating:
5 Stars

About the author:
Lisa Wingate is a magazine columnist, inspirational speaker, and the author of more than twenty mainstream novels, including the national bestseller Tending Roses, now in its eighteenth printing. She is a seven time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her novel, Blue Moon Bay, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. More information about Lisa's novels can be found at her website

Carolina Heirlooms Series
#1 The Prayer Box
#2 The Story Keeper
#3 The Sea Keeper's Daughters 

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