This was wonderful fun-filled book,just like every book in this series. Meeting the three sisters, each uniquely different from the other, and watching the stately Victorian mansion become an ornate, comfortable and welcoming Bed and Breakfast in the cozy little town of Acorn Hill, PA. Meet the visitors to Grace Chapel Inn and be continually entertained as you go from book to book meeting different guests from varied places. In this particular book, the youngest sister, Jane, finds a long hidden cook book of her mother's who died giving birth to her. All the pages are full of her notations about that particular entry and the changes and comments she made from page to page. She gets to learn so much about the mother she never knew. If you love books that make you feel like the characters in them are your best friends, you will love any of the books from the Grace Chapel Inn Series.
I simply loved this book! Jane's learning so much about her mother from the pages of the recipe book she found. I could almost smell the goodies as she baked and cooked with all her heart. Meeting the guests and hearing their tales of home. Watching these sisters who had little in common, except for their love for their parents, become a team that runs one of the best B&Bs in the N.E. For you bakers and cooks, there are lots of yummy recipes from "Madeleine's Cook Book" Even their persnickety Aunt Ethel & her boyfriend, the mayor, who originally objected to the B&B, are becoming frequent visitors for Tea. It is a wonderful book and I received a great amount of pleasure from it. I give the author an A+ for imagination, presentation and grammar. Don't miss this one!
Judy Baer tells a wonderful story. She addresses the strained relationships between three estranged sisters as well as the youngest sibling's struggle with her own inner demons and her dealings with others in this quaint little town. I would LOVE to visit this place! The recipes included are delicious and they are beautifully woven into the tale. I'm not sure if I want to keep this book in my fiction library or my kitchen.
I, too, think this book is the best of the four! The first, of the sisters coming together, was well written; the other 2 were 'ok'. This one is as good as the first if not better. As church librarian, I'm always looking for appropriate books, and this series one that certainly qualifies. I'd like to see one more book to 'wrap up' loose ends.