Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn Series: Seaside Harmony & Sunflower Summer {Book Review}

More about the books:
The Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series (Guideposts Books) introduces readers to Caroline, Gracie and Sam as they gather for a vacation where they spent the summers as children, and follows their adventures as they fulfill their mother's dream of opening a bed and breakfast. As the sisters heal from their mother's passing, they bond in ways they never imagined and discover evidence of God's hand in the unlikeliest of circumstances.
A team of four authors come together under the pen name of Evangeline Kelley to bring the unique personalities of each sister to vivid life and welcome audiences to the charming and historic island of Nantucket, complete with cobblestone streets, quaint shops, ferries, sandy beaches and salty air.

Seaside Harmony:
Three sisters, a charming inn, hints of mystery and romance, and a gorgeous seaside setting. Summer reading at its finest!
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 Thoughts

Seaside Harmony is the first book in the new Post Cards from Misty Harbor Series. The story is a delightful one! Set in Nantucket, the perfect setting a great summer read! When the three sisters set out for this summer get away, they do not realize they are in for major changes that will effect all three of them significantly.

What started as a summer vacation turns into much more when the sisters decide to purchase the inn that their mother loved and had such fond memories of! The building is in disrepair from years of neglect and the sisters have work to do to restore it and get it open for business.

A mystery ensues when they discover some old postcards from a woman by the name of Hannah Montague who was the widow of the original owner of the inn. It seems that she mysteriously disappeared in 1880.  The sister set out to discover what happened and try to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Seaside Harmony is a charming and quaint story! A really great summer read! 

Sunflower Summer
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 Thoughts

Sunflower Summer is the second book in the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series is just as captivating as the first story! The Marris sisters are getting ready to open the inn, after a lot of work getting the inn cleaned up and making some renovations. Their first guests are a newly married couple on their honeymoon. However, the honeymoon may be over before it really begins! 

In addition to their first guests, one of the sisters discovers a secret room that brings to light a bit more about Hannah Montague and some of what they discover about Hannah is not so flattering. Are they closer to solving the mystery of her disappearance nearly 100 years ago? It would see so!

Sunflower Summer is a great sequel and you will find the story just as exciting as the first! I love the way the sisters interact with each other and I have enjoyed learning more about their individual personalities!

Both of these stories are wonderfully told! The Marris sisters are interesting and the setting on Nantucket is just a wonderful place for a summer story! These books just beg you to pick them up, head to the beach get out your beach chair and settle in for some good reading!


Meet Evangeline Kelley:
Evangeline Kelley is the pen name for the writing team of Patti Berg, Pam Andrews & Barbara Hanson, and Camy Tang, the four authors who collaborated to create Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn. Each of them has published novels individually, but this is their first series together.
Find out more about Evangeline at http://amzn.to/10d3FZM.

Be sure to stop by the Litfuse website to read more about these wonderful stories!


Guideposts Books is celebrating the release of their new Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series with a fun giveaway and a Facebook party on May 9th.


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Nook HD
  • Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer by Evangeline Kelley
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 8th. Winner will be announced at the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn Author Chat Facebook Party on 5/9. Connect with Patti Berg, Pam Andrews, Barbara Hanson, and Camy Tang (who collaborated together under the pen name, Evangeline Kelley) for an evening of book chat, trivia, and fun! There will also be great giveaways (gift certificates, books, and more) as well as a sneak peek at the next book in the series!

So grab your copies of Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer and join readers just like you on the evening of May 9th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

disclosure: I received these books from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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