My Grandmother’s Inn

Kristin Harper

Publication Date: 31 March 2023

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.

Read what everyone’s saying about Kristin Harper:

WOW! Double up that WOW! This book was AMAZING!perfect… I fell in love with the main character… Run, don’t walk to pick up this book… An unforgettable story.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my giddy aunt what a fabulous tale… totally intriguing and beautifully executed… outstandingly fabulous book… can highly recommend this fantastic author.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant book… I totally loved… emotional… had me gripped from the beginning… I found it incredibly difficult to put down… Captivated me… Kept me reading into the early hours… I would definitely recommend this.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Such a fantastic novel! I devoured it… Wow!… Captured my attention from page one until the end!… What a story! Made me want to cry and scream at the characters… Stole my heart… Loved this amazing novel… Truly a gem… I loved this book and I didn’t want it to end… An awesome read.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“What a joy to readDrew me in right from the start… From start to finish I loved this, I couldn’t put it down.@susannescott, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“As I flipped over the last page, I felt as though I’d been sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the deck with the characters, enjoying a cranberry ice-cream… A deeply evocative and emotional read… binge-able.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

More From the Series: Dune Island