Friday, July 26, 2013

Seaside Harmony by Evangeline Kelley - Book Review

BookSeaside Harmony
AuthorEvangeline Kelley
Genre: Fiction 
Publisher/Publish DateGuidepostsBooks / January, 2012
Source: Publisher, through GoodReads
Pages: 333
Rating: 3.5/
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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, but it in no way effects my review of the book.

The first book in a series, Seaside Harmony introduces us to sisters Caroline, Gracie and Sam, who are vacationing together in Nantucket. They had recently lost their mother, so they returned to the site of their childhood family vacations to reconnect.

As they are on the beach one day, they notice Misty Harbor Inn, which their mother loved so much. As the go to visit it, they discover that it's been left uncared for, the garden overgrown, and a for sales sign. After much haggling between the sisters, they decide to all pitch in to purchase and restore the Inn.

As this is the first in which is currently a three book series, this novel doesn't cover much more than getting the inn up and running. This book wasn't as juicy as books I usually read (ie: it was published by Guideposts), but it wasn't overly spiritual and I really enjoyed the characters. Their stories of having a dream, acting on it, and all moving in together, in a small town seems idyllic to me. It sounds like a fun way to spend your retirement years.

If I didn't have such a long list of books to read I would probably read the other books in the series. This book does leave a couple relational cliff hangers, and it would be nice to see how those turn out.

This would be great for a laid back summer day of reading in the hammock.

FYI: Evangeline Kelley is the pen name for the writing team of Patti Berg, Pam Andrews, Barbara Hanson, and Camy Tang.

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