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Check out my thoughts on The Innkeeper’s Sister by Linda Goodnight. If you enjoy romances, you’ll want to keep reading. It has been a totally crazy week this week with a lot of non-blogging stuff going on. I finally took an afternoon for myself and had lunch with my Mom and treated myself to a good book.
The Innkeeper’s Sister
Welcome to Honey Ridge, Tennessee, where Southern hospitality and sweet peach tea beckon, and where long-buried secrets lead to some startling realizations…
Grayson Blake always has a purpose—and never a moment to lose. He’s come home to Honey Ridge to convert a historic grist mill into a restaurant, but his plans crumble like Tennessee clay when the excavation of a skeleton unearths a Civil War mystery…and leads him back to a beautiful and familiar stranger.
Once a ballet dancer, now co-owner of the Peach Orchard Inn, Valery Carter harbors pain as deep as the secrets buried beneath the mill. A bright facade can’t erase her regrets any more than a glass of bourbon can restore what she’s lost. But spending time with Grayson offers Valery a chance to let go of her past and imagine a happier future. And with the discovery of hidden messages in aged sheet music, both their hearts begin to open. Bound by attraction, and compelled to resolve an old crime that links the inn and the mill, Grayson and Valery encounter a song of hurt, truth…and hope. Buy it now.
Inn Keepers Sister Review
The Innkeeper’s Sister is book 3 in the Honey Ridge Trilogy but you definitely don’t need to have read the first two books to enjoy this one. Valery co-owns the Peach Orchard Inn in Honey Ridge. It’s located near an old grist mill that’s being renovated into a restaurant by a boy she knew in high school. As the grist mill is being renovated, an old skeleton is unearthed. The town speculates whether this is the skeleton of Valery’s nephew who disappeared nine years ago. And, this discovery haunts Valery and causes her to start drinking more than she should.
The book goes back and forth between the current time and the Civil War era. You learn more about the family that lived in Peach Orchard Inn during that time. As you learn more about each family, more and more secrets are uncovered. In the end, the stories are connected as you learn more about the identity of the skeleton.
I love the way the author tied both of these time periods together. She reveals bits and pieces of the mystery slowly. Although contemporary romances aren’t usually my thing, I thoroughly enjoyed Valery and Grayson falling in love. If you enjoy long, lazy days with a cold glass of sweet tea, you’ll want to read The Innkeeper’s Sister. Read it today.
Books in the Innkeeper’s Sister Series
Check out the full list of books in the Inkeeper’s Sister Series. Just in case you want to start this series in order, here are the ones you need. You can find them all on Amazon. There are digital copies if you like eBooks or paperback copies or even eBooks.
- The Memory House – A Honey Ridge Novel Book 1
- The Rain Sparrow – A Honey Ridge Novel Book 2
- The Innkeeper’s Sister – A Hone Ridge Novel Book 3 (the book mentioned here)
About Linda Goodnight
NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to stir the soul as well as to entertain. Her stories of hope through faith in Jesus have won the RITA, the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and other industry awards. A small-town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma.
I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of her work. If you want a romance story, you might want to read these Christian romance novels or A Billionaire Romance if you enjoy contemporary romance.