Monday, April 3, 2023

BLOG TOUR - My Grandmother’s Inn



Periwinkle-blue flowers spill over the picket fence, framing the simple wooden sign that reads Hydrangea House. But Molly’s eyes fill with tears. Her grandmother Beverley used to stand right there in the doorway, ready to welcome guests. Now Beverley is gone, will the inn close forever?

Grieving and newly single 
Molly Anderson begs the wealthy Frost family, owners of Hydrangea House, to allow her to run the inn for one last summer before they shut it down. She vows to give the final guests a summer to remember by the sea. It’s what Beverly—who worked uncomplainingly for the Frosts her whole life—would have wanted.

But when an elderly woman checks in claiming to know a secret about Beverly’s true connection to the Frost family, everything Molly knows about her beloved grandmother is called into question. The woman says that a message in a bottle hidden somewhere at Hydrangea House, will not only reveal the truth, but could stop the Frosts’ plan in its tracks.

Desperate to do whatever she can to save Hydrangea House, Molly combs the inn from attic to basement, helped by visiting oceanographer 
Matt. She could never get involved with a guest, but Matt’s kindness as he listens to her worries, and the way his deep brown eyes keep locking with hers are hard to ignore…

But as they fill their summer with searching, rumors and bad reviews about Molly start to spread. By delving into the mystery of the past, has she shattered any chance of the inn’s future? Can Matt be trusted, or is he more closely linked to the Frost family than she thought? And when she finally unlocks the secret about her grandmother, 
will it bring Molly peace—or tear her apart?

An absolutely gorgeous read about learning to trust, the meaning of home, and the importance of family. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Carolyn Brown and Mary Alice Monroe will be captivated.


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Title:   My Grandmother’s Inn
Author:   Kristin Harper 
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Mystery
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   265
Date of Publication:  March 31, 2023 
My Rating:   5 Stars

Molly is heartbroken when the she learns that the inn that her grandmother took care of for decades is about to close its doors. With her grandmother as the primary caretaker, Molly was prepared to step right into her footsteps. However, although she learns that another family, the Frost family, owns the inn which is called Hydrangea House, Molly hopes for at least one more season to welcome and care for guests.

Molly’s plans don’t prove difficult at the beginning, as the inn is fully booked. But when she gets a phone call from an older lady desperate to stay at the inn for a very short time, Molly begins to find out that she has a deeper connection to the inn than she ever expected. Not only does Molly find a way to accommodate the stranger, but she learns more about her grandmother than she ever expected.

Molly finds herself digging deep to discover the mystery behind her grandmother’s past, and how that past has a direct impact on her life now. She is not alone in her quest however, as one of the guests named Matt shows great interest in Molly and her desire to find out more about her history.

What a wonderfully warm story! Both the setting and the characters pulled me into this touching story right from the very start. Difficulties start to add up for Molly, but her strength shone through time and again. The thread that connected Molly’s past and future was tied into a specific item that delved deep into her past, and it was interesting to see how things unfolded in this exceptional book by Kristin Harper. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Ever since she was a young girl, there were few things Kristin liked more than creative writing and spending time on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her family. Eventually (after a succession of jobs that bored her to tears), she found a way to combine those two passions by becoming a women’s fiction author whose stories occur in oceanside settings. While Kristin doesn’t live on the Cape year-round, she escapes to the beach whenever she can.


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