Monday, 9 September 2013

Book Review: Whispers on the Dock by Evangeline Kelley

About the Book: Three sisters. A charming inn. Hints of mystery and romance. And a gorgeous seaside setting. Escape to Misty Harbor Inn.

As Nantucket reaches the pinnacle of its summer glory, and the Marris sisters welcome guests at Misty Harbor Inn, youngest sister Sam Carter enters her mother's cobbler recipe in the Summerfest baking contest. But she faces a formidable opponent, a past winner who is determined to keep her title even if it means stooping to dirty tactics. Can Sam's newfound faith help her rise above the fray and reach out to this lonely woman? Meanwhile, an elderly guest arrives who knows the inn's history, and the sisters are stunned to learn that their late mother lived there as a child. But she told them she'd never been to Nantucket until her honeymoon! Through the woman's reminiscences and photos, the sisters make an intriguing discovery --- not only about the mysterious Hannah Montague, the young woman who disappeared from the house in 1880, but also about their own family history.

Readers will delight in the inviting Nantucket setting and be enthralled by the adventures of these sisters who reunite to bring their mother's Misty Harbor dreams to life.

My Thoughts: After previously reviewing the first two books in the Misty Harbor series, I was looking forward to the third installment.  I don't like leaving things unresolved and I was looking forward to finding out what happened to Hannah Montague.

This was an easy read, and I really enjoyed finishing off this saga.  I particularly liked the twist about the baking contest and how two characters grew as individuals and friends by looking at their own weaknesses.  The whole series seemed to wrap up really quickly at the end, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ending.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.

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