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Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Fun Summer Read!

"Whispers On the Dock"
    By Evangeline Kelly

About Whispers on the Dock: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.

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This book was a most enjoyable summer read! The authors have captured the essence of a small seaside community and the yearly events that consume the residents. The area is described is such flattering detail, that I actually wished to go and visit this vacation spot! The Summerfest Baking contest becomes the subject of contention among the current residents.. Typical of a small town, this contest becomes a most important event. 

The personalities of the characters were described in great detail. Realistic, sometimes annoying, but easily believable. Pictures formed in my mind of each and every one in this story.  The clashes and disagreements were portrayed in an believable way. I wanted to give some of them a good shake!! As well as a lecture , once in a while. The character development was indeed a pleasure to see . 

The plot , although not overly complicated, was fitting for this type of book. It was interesting, kept you guessing , and  best of all gave you a few surprises along the way. 

A super book for a light summer read!! Great to take on holiday or just to the beach.

About the authors: 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. 

This book was provided by LitFuse in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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