About the Series: 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
About Seaside Harmony: Three sisters, a charming inn, hints of mystery and romance, and a gorgeous seaside setting. Summer reading at its finest!
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.
About 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.
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.
My Thoughts: I admit that it took me a little bit to get into the first book. I'm not totally sure why, though I think it may have to do with all the main characters being older, and therefore, simply not as relatable in terms of life stages. I enjoyed it more after the purchase of the inn, watching as they restore it to it's former glory, and work out their relationships with each other at the same time.
In Sunflower Summer I thoroughly enjoyed the additional characters of the guests of the inn. They added a lot of interest to the storyline without taking away from the main characters at all.
Once I got into it, I really enjoyed these easy reads.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.