Postcards from Misty Inn Series: Book Review

by Katie on May 4, 2013

About the Books:
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.

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

My Thoughts:
On quite Nantucket Island we meet the three Marris sisters, who are on vacation together where they took so many family vacations when children. They haven’t all stayed in touch as much as they would have liked to because of the distance between them, but their mother has recently passed and being together on the island brings them together. Early on in the trip, they come across the dilapidated old Victorian house where their mother always took them for tea.

Caroline, the oldest sister who has lived in England for quite some time, quickly becomes captivated by the old house. She comes up with the crazy notion that they should buy the old house, restore it, and open a bed and breakfast as their mother always longed to do. Caroline has never been one to put down roots, Gracie and Sam were quite skeptical. But little by little she convinced them that it would be a good idea. So they jump in and buy the house and begin to work on restoring it to it’s the beautiful state it was once in.

Soon after they start digging in, they discover postcards from the home’s original owners second wife, young Hannah Montague who disappeared. They quickly become intrigued with finding more information on the mysterious Hannah Montague. There were all kinds of rumors that Hannah was a their, but they feel such a connection to Hannah and want to find out what truly happened to her.

The stories follow the three sisters as they work on the inn and search for clues about Hannah. Along the way they each learn a lot about themselves and draw closer to one another despite their personality differences. These were good, lighthearted books and I enjoyed following the sisters as well as the clues about Hannah! I’m really amazed the four authors collaborated together to write these books. I wasn’t sure what to expect with that, but the story flowed really well! I look forward to the next book in the series coming out!

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Disclosure: I was given these books for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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