What happens when three sisters come together in Nantucket for the first time
since their mother’s death? Much more than the Marris sisters could have ever
anticipated! 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. The series weaves together the stories of each of the
sisters as they progress through their own unique personal journeys. Along the
way, readers will discover the wonder of God’s love in the lives of each of his
With each installment, readers are drawn deeper
and deeper into a mystery right alongside the characters. When the sisters
start investigating the 1880 disappearance of a young woman from the house,
they find that their family connection to the Misty Harbor Inn goes back much
further than they ever realized. They also uncover something they never knew
about their own mother. With elements of history, romance and a dash of suspense,
Misty Harbor Inn has something for every reader.
In the first book, releasing this spring, Seaside
Harmony (April 2013/ISBN: 978-0-8249-3246-6/$13.99) readers meet the
Marris sisters as they arrive in Nantucket for the summer and discover their
beloved Misty Harbor Inn is not only shuttered and run-down – it’s for sale.
Drawing on their memories of their late mother’s love for the stately old
colonial house, Caroline convinces her sisters to pool their resources and
shared inheritance to buy the inn and fulfill their mother’s dream of opening a
bed and breakfast. Renovations at the Misty Harbor Inn get under way, bringing a
number of challenges, but as the sisters restore the inn, the old house becomes
a place of grace and transformation, both for the guests and owners. Along with
repairing the house, Caroline also has to learn how to work on her
relationships since her free-spirited and often unfocused ways have a tendency
of hurting those she loves.
Readers won’t have to wait for the second
release in the series as it will be available alongside the first. Sunflower
Summer (April 2013/ISBN: 978-0-8249-3247-3/$13.99) picks up the story
from middle sister Gracie’s perspective. The Misty Harbor Inn is the ideal
place for a romantic getaway, and the sisters are always excited to welcome
honeymoon couples. However, Gracie is especially distressed when one young
couple seems headed for a breakup over breakfast. As she wonders if she should
intervene, she asks God to show her the way. Helping the young couple helps
Gracie make an important discovery about herself: Her sense of responsibility
and unadventurous mindset occasionally make her judgmental and unyielding.
However, by helping the couple, she realizes that she does have a role to play
at the inn and really is needed there.
This fall, the series will close with Whispers
on the Dock (August 2013/ISBN:978-0-8249-3259-6/$13.99),
featuring youngest sister, Sam. When Sam decides to enter her mother’s
blackberry cobbler recipe in the Summerfest baking contest, she finds that she
has a formidable opponent, a past winner who is not above engaging in dirty
tactics to keep her title. Can Sam's burgeoning faith—and her sisters Caroline
and Gracie—help her rise above the fray to reach out to this lonely woman? Sam
also realizes something we all could use a reminder of: Being around people who
genuinely love God makes her love Him, too.
Between the entertaining sisters, delightful
setting and fascinating guests, readers won’t want to leave Misty Harbor Inn.
For more information on Guideposts
fiction and non-fiction releases, visit Guideposts.org.
Praise for Seaside Harmony
“Rife with intrigue and
intimations of more action to come, the plot moves slowly but evenly through
the sisters’ changing relationships with each other and their blossoming
friendships in the Nantucket community, creating a heartwarming tale of faith
“The details of
Nantucket Island are amazing: You can feel the breeze on your skin and the
warmth of the local people in your heart.”
Times Book Reviews
“This first book in the
Postcards from Misty Harbor Inn series offers a little bit of everything: History,
mystery, family drama, and a touch of romance. A charming setting and realistic
characters make this leisurely read perfect…”
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Patti Berg is a USA Today best-selling author who began
penning stories while in elementary school, when she wrote the script for a
puppet show she and her friends put on at a local hospital. Thirty years later,
one of her dreams came true when the first of her many warm and lighthearted
novels appeared in bookstores.
Scared of dogs until the age of fifty, Patti
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only let her. He’s had less success keeping her from saying yes when family,
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Patti lives in southwestern Idaho with her
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Pam Hanson and Barbara
Andrews are a daughter-mother writing team. They have
had nearly thirty books published together, including several for Guideposts in
the series Tales from Grace Chapel Inn.
Pam’s background is in journalism, and she
previously taught at the university level for fifteen years. Reading is her
favorite pastime, and she enjoys being a volunteer youth leader at her church. She
and her college professor husband have two sons. Pam writes about faith and
family at pamshanson.blogspot.com.
Previous to their partnership, Barbara had
twenty-one novels published under her own name. She began her career by writing
Sunday school stories and contributing to antiques publications. Currently, she
writes a column and articles about collectible postcards.
Barbara is the mother of four and the
grandmother of eight. She makes her home with Pam and her family in Nebraska.
Camy Tang grew up in Hawaii and now lives in San Jose,
California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog, Snickers. She
graduated from Stanford University and worked as a biologist researcher for nine
years, but now she writes fulltime.
Camy is a staff worker for her church youth
group and leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, she
ponders knitting, spinning wool, dogs, running, the never-ending diet and other
frivolous things. She loves hearing from readers and encourages them to write
her. Keep up with Camy at camytang.com.