So today I have a great post for you, it was meant to go up yesterday and for that I am sorry but here it is. Below you will find a great guest post from the author and all this great books information. Enjoy.
Island Bed & Breakfast Inspires “The Guestbook”
As most of my readers know, I make my home on Whidbey Island, the largest island off the coast of Washington state. One summer, a close friend and I visited a charming local B&B called Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and during our stay, the idea was born for my debut fiction novel “The Guestbook.”
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
“The Guestbook” takes place on fictional Madrona Island, a majestic island in the Pacific Northwest full of quirky residents and delicious gourmet food. If you are familiar with Whidbey at all, you will likely notice the similarities right away. I was also inspired to make a bed & breakfast – the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn - the central setting for the book.
In this first book of the Madrona Island trilogy, Lily Parkins flees her overbearing husband and life among the privileged set to take over the Madrona Island B&B, an inheritance from her grandmother. Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself one page at a time. She struggles to rediscover her own identity, but must ultimately decide if she’s strong enough to pursue her dreams and to fall in love again.
“The Guestbook” is written as comfort food for the reader’s soul - full of friendship, love, and mouth-watering meals. Perhaps you, too, will be inspired by the light-hearted story while nestled under a warm blanket in a bed & breakfast or on an island of your choice. Finding a bed & breakfast on an island is a bonus!
Later today I will be posting my review of this book as well. Make sure you stick around for that. And Thanks so much for being on the blog today Andrea, I loved reading your book and this great post.