Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series by Evangeline Kelley, ©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.

Seaside Harmony: Book 1, Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn, ©2013
This title is now available, release date April 1, 2013.

Can Caroline and her sisters make their mother's dream come true? Can it become their dream and bring these three different sisters together? Caroline, the eldest sister has been the family traveler. She is drawn to Misty Harbor Inn and can see beyond its disrepair to the home and B and B it can become. Gracie has been a widow for three years and is unsure of leaving her home and is helping with her young grandchildren. Sam is a newly retired elementary school teacher. Her daughter, Jamie, comes for a visit and wonders why they didn't come here to vacation when she was a child! So busy in each of their lives, is this an opportunity to come together again as sisters? They have come to Nantucket for two weeks together, where they had vacationed as children. They climb the bluff to see Misty Harbor but it has changed greatly from where their mother brought them for an afternoon tea. It is unoccupied with the gardens overgrown.
Caroline stood at the edge of the porch, gripped the handrail that needed sanding and fresh paint, and watched Sam stroll beneath a trellis choked with morning glories. Sam stopped when she reached a bronze birdbath with a pensive cupid holding a scalloped shell over his head. It was the birdbath their mother had had them toss coins into so many years ago.
   "What's this?" Sam said, parting the vines. She dug out a black and orange sign that said For Sale.
   --Seaside Harmony, 10
They try to peek through a knothole in a shuttered window. Furniture is left inside. Trying to pry on the next shutter, it comes off and they are startled by a neighbor watching for trespassers. This will turn out to be an unforgettable summer!

Seaside Harmony coverSeaside 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: Book 2, Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn, ©2013
This title is now available, release date April 1, 2013.

The sisters begin their first season, after a year of polishing, refinishing and refurbishing their bed and breakfast. With the ocean breezes and the scent of spring flowers, they are ready with their plan and excited to put it all in place as they await the arrival of their first guests, a honeymoon couple. Misty Harbor Inn will be renting bikes and providing picnic lunches to explore Nantucket Island. The community is getting ready for the weekend Daffodil Festival. Gracie will be driving their Packard station wagon in the parade as advertisement for the Inn, and used for picking up their guests at the ferry. Gracie has kept her home in Portland and is coming to the Inn for the summer months. She brings sunflower seeds to plant in the Inn garden. Will these midsummer blooms help Gracie find her place?  Beyond sharing their bluff home with guests, their lives become interwoven and blended with each of their giftings.

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.

Meet 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.

Find out more about Evangeline at

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for inviting me to be part of the book tour where you may click on Blog Tour Schedule for other reviews for Books 1 and 2 in the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Whispers on the Dock: Book 3, Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn, ©2013
This title is available for pre-order and releases August 1, 2013.

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.

Guideposts Books is celebrating the release of their new Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series with a fun giveaway and a Facebook party on May 9th.


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Nook HD
  • Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer by Evangeline Kelley
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 8th. Winner will be announced at the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn Author Chat Facebook Party on 5/9. Connect with Patti Berg, Pam Andrews, Barbara Hanson, and Camy Tang (who collaborated together under the pen name, Evangeline Kelley) for an evening of book chat, trivia, and fun! There will also be great giveaways (gift certificates, books, and more) as well as a sneak peek at the next book in the series!

So grab your copies of Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer and join readers just like you on the evening of May 9th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

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