ABOUT THE BOOK:
A homeless author, a heartbroken daughter, and a theatre ghost. There’s trouble in Chapel Springs. There’s always someone new in Chapel Springs someone who is either coming home or stirring up trouble. A best-selling author’s latest book is a flop. While the reviewers are happily skewering her, her racecar-driver-husband walks out on her and she’s evicted, because he hasn’t paid the lease on their condo for the last three months. Then she discovers he also he drained their bank accounts. Homeless and broke, she and her little boy have no choice but to retreat to the house she inherited from her nana in Chapel Springs the house that’s been gutted. Then, a stranger knocks on her door. One that will change the course of her life.
Howie Newlander is back in town. After the residents thwarted his plans for a Miami-style resort on Chapel Lake, he’s running for mayor and stirring up the farmers by spreading rumors about diverted water and misused taxes. The Lakeside Players want to remodel the town’s old theater, named for Claire’s late great-aunt. Empty and boarded up for the last forty years, the theatre is rumored to be haunted. When Newlander and Mayor Riley go head-to-head, Claire gets caught in the middle.
Claire’s youngest daughter is in love with a non-believer whose daddy is Claire’s nemesis, the mayor. Having him part of her family isn’t in her plan. The years of heartache before her husband became a Christian should warn her daughter off this boy. So far, her daughter’s heart isn’t hearing the warnings.
With hearts pulled in all directions, will they find a home in Chapel Springs?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, Ane Mulligan has worn many different ones: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that’s a fancy name for a lobbyist), drama director, playwright, humor columnist, and multi-published novelist. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction (try saying that three times fast). She firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, Ane resides in Sugar Hill, GA, with her artist husband, chef son, and a wooly mammoth…uh, English mastiff. You can find Ane on her website, Amazon Author page, Novel Rocket, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.
This is the first book I have read by Ane. Let me just say that by the end of chapter two I was looking up the first two books in this series. I wanted more of Chapel Springs and the wonderful characters there.
It was a bit confusing at first because the first chapter introduced so many characters but as I kept reading I was able to keep them straight.
I was immediately drawn to Carin and her story. How horrible. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen once the people in Chapel Springs got a hold of her.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to dive into this series I highly recommend it, I am sure you will enjoy Chapel Springs as much as I did.
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A copy of this book was given to me through the Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.