Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn (Books 1 and 2) by Evangeline Kelley (review)

on May 7, 2013

The Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series (Guideposts Books) introduces readers to Caroline, Gracie and Sam as they gather for a vacation where they spent the summers as children, and follows their adventures as they fulfill their mother’s dream of opening a bed and breakfast. As the sisters heal from their mother’s passing, they bond in ways they never imagined and discover evidence of God’s hand in the unlikeliest of circumstances.

A team of four authors come together under the pen name of Evangeline Kelley to bring the unique personalities of each sister to vivid life and welcome audiences to the charming and historic island of Nantucket, complete with cobblestone streets, quaint shops, ferries, sandy beaches and salty air.

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

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.



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.



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


My Opinion:


Normally, I wouldn’t pick up these books to read – it isn’t because they aren’t good but because I really don’t have much in common with the main characters.  They are all middle aged ladies, one was a world traveling career woman who never married or had children, one is a divorcee with adult children and the other is a widow with adult children.  That being said – one should never, ever judge a book by it’s cover, or in this case cover description.  I am now in a waiting process as I can’t wait for more books come out based on the Marris’ sisters endeavors to run an Inn all the while drawn into the mystery of a past owner and her mysterious disappearance makes this more than just your average inspirational book.


While at first I was thinking there is no way these books are going to get to me, I have nothing in common with these women, but in a way there is a common thread – one of faith and how we rely upon the Lord to guide us – sometimes we’re really good at and other times, well, other times we just want to take back all control.  I felt like I was really at the Inn, I loved that I felt like I knew the sisters, not on some superficial level but that they were real their joys and struggles came through the pages with alarmingly realistic precision.  As a people watcher, I also enjoyed the sisters take on the visitors who came to stay at their Inn – each having their own way of seeing the tourist, which was refreshing.  I’m very much looking forward to reading the other books in the series and it’s sparked another traveling bug in me – I must someday make it to Nantucket.



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