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July 11, 2017

THE INNKEEPER'S SISTER

THE INNKEEPER'S SISTER
A Honey Ridge Novel 
Book Three
by
Linda Goodnight
 
 The Innkeeper's Sister
  • Number: B01MFEXSU9
  • Release: August 1, 2017
  • Author: Linda Goodnight
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HQN Books

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 gristmill 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.   (from Night Owl Reviews)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to touch the heart as well as to entertain. Her emotional stories of hope have won the RITA , the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and numerous other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. She and husband have a blended family of eight, including two teenagers recently adopted from Ukraine. Many of her books are about family and children and rightly so, as she draws her deeply emotional stories from her surroundings, her great love of family, and from personal experiences as a nurse and teacher.
Readers may connect with Linda through her website at www.lindagoodnight.com or on Facebook and Twitter.


MY THOUGHTS 
 The South has always been known for their hospitality. The setting is Honey Ridge, Tennessee where you are being summoned with hospitality and sweet tea.   But amidst all this luring sense of a wonderful place lies so many secrets that have been hidden for some time.  The author gives the reader some situations that will pull at your heart.  Your emotions will get hit rather hard.    Some very important issues that many of us have dealt with or know someone who has, alcoholism.  Grayson Blake returns to Honey Ridge in hopes of starting a restaurant and give back to the town with jobs and the drawing of tourists.  But when working at rebuilding the old Grist Mill, that will be the restaurant, a shocking surprise is revealed.   A skeleton.  This may put an end to Grayson's plans and dreams.  But it will not only  affect Grayson but the possible jobs and tourists will be threatened also.  So the author gives the reader a deep dark secret that has been hidden in the beautiful Tennessee mountains for a long time.   What name belongs to the skeleton and what happened?  Will Grayson be able to solve this mystery and go on with his dream?  Or will more secrets be revealed as the digging goes on.  This novel was well written and the story progresses at an even pace so that you aren't over whelmed with too many events and characters.  The answers, you think, are always on the next page, but the pages keep turning.  You get the yearning to be  in those mountains with a sense of peacefulness, but beyond that peacefulness, the author gives you suspense, emotions and mystery.  You want Grayson to succeed, to fulfill his dreams and help the town of Honey Ridge.  With the author giving you  the feeling you are there, witnessing what is going on, you become invested in Grayson's life and the beauty and darkness of Honey Ridge.   So grab a copy of this book, a glass of sweet tea, and sit back and relax.  You're about to travel to the mountains of Tennessee.


I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4  STARS.

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