Thursday, August 29, 2013
WHISPERS ON THE DOCK by Evangeline Kelly
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.
The characters are wonderful, the kind of people you would want to be friends. Sam loves to bake and has decided to enter her blackberry cobbler in a contest. She has to outsmart an opponent who plays dirty. Caroline is planning her wedding but definitely isn't a happy bride to be and last but not least, Gracie is struggling financially and may have to sell the Inn they all love.
They have a mystery to solve and there's lots of twists that will keep you interested in this cozy mystery. This is book three and I recommend reading each one. They leave you feeling satisfied!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.