The Sea Keeper's Daughters

The Sea Keeper's Daughters

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"From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney's estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
ISBN: 9781414386904
1414386907
9781414388274
1414388276
Branch Call Number: FIC WINGATE
Characteristics: xii, 432 pages ; 21 cm

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jessejanmartin
Dec 30, 2019

Learned a bit about the Lost Colony of Roanoke

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AnneCarolineDrake
Aug 26, 2019

Although this book was recommended by Susan Wiggs, I was disappointed.

It takes FOREVER for the story to get rolling, and I found the letters from Whitney's great-aunt Alice tedious. Further, I didn't find it plausible that Whitney didn't know her grandmother had a twin. I didn't find it plausible that someone whose restaurant business was about to fail would become obsessed with decades-old letters. The romantic tension between the real estate developer and attorney wasn't very plausible either.

I was quite annoyed by the mystery of Roanoke's Lost Colony because Sir Francis Drake rescued his cousin Sir Walter Raleigh's colony on June 19, 1586. Maybe some of them didn't want to go back to England. Dunno.

But, the most annoying aspect of the book is the rushed ending which left much of the story's plot open to speculation. Sadly, this book needed serious editing which it didn't get.

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