Delightful story about two sisters, the youngest of whom has a 5 year old boy, who purchase, sight unseen, what they think is a Bed and Breakfast, but in fact, turns out to be the only restaurant (and side revenue from the adjacent bait shop). The small town feel is reminiscent of Debbie Macomber style setting, and the plot, though predictable, is comforting. I highly recommend this book as light reading for feel good finish.
One of my new favorite authors! I had this book on my TBR pile for awhile and I'm sorry it sat there so long collecting dust.
I just wish there was a sequel for the sister!
I really liked this book. Some really good life lessons and reminders on how to treat others. I would recommend to anyone wanting a leisure and/or encouraging-type read.
This delightful book is peopled with an assortment of off-beat characters that just happened to live in the Ozarks. Because the town is so small, everyone does double duty; Curt is both mailman and minister, the school principal is also the towns only real estate agent.
I fell in love with the town immediately; the main characters not so much. This is really the story of the changing relationship between a pair of sisters. Emma, who wants to be an anthropologist, has put her life on hold several times in order to raise and then help Katy get re-established (after her marriage to Sean Dodson failed).
I couldnt get a handle on Katy; she seemed to be a strange mix of joy (in spite of overwhelming problems), naiveté and faith that she would find a great place for herself and Josh (her 5 year-old son) to settle into permanently . I thought she needed a keeper and Emma seemed to be the sane one of the pair.
Katy spends her entire divorce settlement buying Bitsys B & B in Warbler Lake, Missouri. She purchases (what she thinks is a bed-and-breakfast) on eBay sight unseen. When Emma, Josh and Kate arrive, the property turns out to be a run-down bait-and-BBQ disaster. Although Emma knows the best plan is to return to St. Louis, the sisters roll up their sleeves and start cleaning.
After showing no interest in Josh for all of his 5 years, along comes the ex-husband Sean and his mother, Gwen. It is very easy to hate Seans mother; shes the controlling, dictatorial CEO of a large business (left to her by her late husband and Seans father).
Gwen helped split Sean and Katy years ago; now she wants guardianship of her grandson, Josh. After looking at the dismal job she did with Sean, I was underwhelmed by the possibility that Gwen would win custody of Josh.
Katys reaction to Sean is certainly in keeping with her character; however, is she setting herself up for another disaster? I wasnt impressed with Sean or Gwen; by the end, I wasnt sure that Sean had matured enough to make a lifetime commitment to anyone or anything.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and a nicely written story.
Two sisters, one with a 5 year old, move to a small town in the mountains. One believes that she just bought a B&B on Ebay, but she is getting a Bait and BBQ instead. The eldest put college on hold yet again to bail her baby sister out. Locals are a colorful crowd that will keep you smiling as the help keep her new business going. Add a little romance with the ex husband, and that rounds off this very enjoyable book.