Whispers on the Dock
Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series
by Evangeline Kelley
About the book:
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.
I actually enjoyed Whispers on the Dock more than the other two books. I enjoyed each of the sisters a little more this go around and found that even though a couple little mysteries popped up in Whispers on the Dock I found that all the loose threads from books 1 and 2 were neatly tied up and it was nice being surprised by the ending of the book. I will admit I thought this would be one of those series where all 3 of the sisters would have a "later in life" romance and of all the sisters I would of really liked to see Sam find that special someone who would treat her right. She was my favorite of the sisters and it was nice to see her character be a little more fleshed out and content in the end.
I thoroughly enjoyed their elderly guest Doris and it would be fun to know more of her history (perhaps that could be a book all on it's own). And it would be fun to see Trish their other guest in this book have a book of her own as well - her character has the right amount of angst and frustration and yet she has been living through the romance books she writes (44 of them so far) for far to long and is ready for a romance and a few reconciliations of her own.
You can read my reviews of both Seaside Harmony and Sunflower Summer here. I found the writing a bit stilted & wooden in these books and I think it kept me from "bonding" to the characters as I usually do. BUT I loved the story behind the books and perhaps if they were written by 1 author instead of 3 maybe the writing would of been much smoother and easier to connect with.
If you'd like an interesting series to read on a rainy day (or two) or for a stocking stuffer for a romance fan you might want to check out this set of books. =D
Book three in the Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series, Whispers on the Dock (Guideposts Books) is now available. Come back to Nantucket and be enthralled by the final installment of the cozy intrigue of Misty Harbor Inn.
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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the book to read and review here on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review & no money exchanged hands. Thanks for reading!