01 May 2013

Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn by Evangeline Kelley, Books review & GIVEAWAY

Publisher: Guideposts Books (April 1, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0824932473

Publisher: Guideposts Books (April 1, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0824932466


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

In 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.

In Seaside Harmony:

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.

Readers will delight in the inviting setting and be enthralled by the adventures of these sisters who reunite to bring their mother's dream to reality.

My thoughts:

Sunflower Summer and Seaside Harmony, both novels part of the 'Postcards from Misty Harbor series', are drawn against the alluring scenery of quintessential Nantucket island. There we meet three sisters who purchase a dilapidated Victorian home with visions of restoring it to its original glory. The historical inn named the Misty Harbor Inn, soon opens its doors to guests as a B & B, a long time dream of their Mum now deceased. 
Childhood memories emerge, hopes and dreams identifieds whilst the three sisters plunge into the renovation of the old place with all their heart.

In their sixties, Caroline, Gracie and Sam bring each their own brand of talents to this endearing work of love and it is interesting to discover the three sisters individual personas as well as their perception of each other as they slowly bond again.

Let's face it, we have all dreamed of owning such a place and arrange it lovingly whilst welcoming guests, have we not? Think of the fun of meeting people coming and going in your own inn?!
There is however a lot more to it than we might imagine and Evangeline Kelley (actually the pen name for 4 different authors) describes the bittersweet ups and downs of owning a piece of history, complete with mysteries, including a disappearance in the 1800's! 

With just the right amount of details to pique our interest the renovation comes to life and answers are found if sought. As we are often reminded, the good Lord has something in store for each of us and the sisters are discovering their true self in these adventures.

Complete with interesting sub characters, a touch of sweet romance, a wonderful ol' Packard to transport guests and a delightful if mischievous Cocker Spagniel named Max, both easy to read novels are the perfect relaxing novels to tuck in your beach bag!

4 Stars!

Note to Readers: A confession must be made...This reader felt drawn immediately to Sunflower Summer's story and I would like to recommend you read the novels in order, with Seaside Harmony first! 

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About the Author(s):

Evangeline Kelley is the pen name for the writing team of Patti Berg, Pam Hanson, Barbara Andrews, 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.

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!


 I received these books from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Sounds like a couple of good summer books to read! I love Guideposts!

  2. I too like their selections Diane! Thanks as always for stopping by!


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