Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Embracing her native heritage for the first time since childhood Anna transforms her old family home into Shining Waters Inn, a place she hopes will give her family a new beginning.
At first, I didn't think I was going to like this book, it starts out a little slow but I'm so glad I kept reading. After a few pages my interest picked up. What a charming story it is!
Anna Larson's mother has passed away and Anna is returning to her childhood home to settle things. Once there, memories of her parents and growing up start to fill her mind and she begins to relax.
She meets an interesting woman, Hazel, and their friendship takes off. Anna decides to turn the house into an inn and with the help of Hazel's son changes happen fast. With Melody's description I can picture how lovely the inn and surrounding area is and can imagine myself visiting The Inn at Shining Waters . I especially liked the neighbors, so friendly and down to earth, always wanting to help each other out.
Anna has her problems of course, such as a monster mother in law who degrades Anna and treats her like a servant. She eventually turns Anna's daughter against her. I liked the way Anna dealt with her mother in law and this situation, she is a strong woman. I recommend this book if you're in the mood for a delightful easy read. It will leave you feeling good! I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.