This book in the series showed more of Claire North's character and heart which was fun. The new characters brought a lot of laughs because I could relate to some of the thoughts. I enjoyed the book very much.
I enjoyed this book as I have all the Angel Island stories. I did not think it had as much suspense as the previous books, though. I thought the relationship between Avery and Mike could have been a little more fiery or suspenseful. Perhaps even his children might have had a more prominent role. I was just a little let down by the way the relationship was written.
I was so pleased to see that Katherine Spencer wrote another Angel Island story. When Thomas Kinkade passed away, I was afraid that we had seen the last of these wonderful books. (I hope she will continue with Cape Light as well!!)
So we're back at the Inn with Lisa and Claire, and we meet three new characters. Jamie is a long ago friend of Claire's from when she worked at a place where the homeless boy lived. Now an adult, he has come back to find his special friend. Avery has opened a new cafe on the island and Nick is her only real "competitor" and yet a wonderful friendship is formed. So there is a full and fun summer for us to read about.
I enjoyed the tales and the writing is as good as it ever was. I closed the book with a sigh of contentment, and a touch of sadness. I hated to see it come to and end. This is a wonderful story for adults and teens alike. Many good lessons are woven into the plots. I found it a bit pricey, but once I got lost in the