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12.12.2016

Home to Chapel Springs ~ Review

Home to Chapel Springs
Chapel Springs series #3
By Ane Mulligan

Chapel Springs is home and for Carin Jardine it is the refuge she needs right now. Carin's husband has left her and their young son with nothing except mounting debts. Unfortunately for Carin her newest book is getting less than stellar reviews. With the pressure of her floundering life closing in she is desperate for a new story, but Carin has developed a case of writer's block. But Chapel Springs is ready to welcome Cardin back into its midst as her turns her grandmother's home into her home.

But life in Chapel Springs is not perfect as Claire Bennett helps mayor  Felix Riley in his re-election campaign against Howie Newlander. And Howie is one man Claire does not want to see mayor of Chapel Springs - not if she wants to keep Chapel Springs as the home of her heart.  And when rumors of a ghost haunting the old theatre threaten her plans to restore it Claire isn't about to sit back when she could be taking action to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Welcome to Chapel Springs where once you put down roots you'll be home and be one of their own.

This is a story of second chances after life has knocked you down. And sometimes you just have to take a step back and let God do the work and offer a hug when needed or a shoulder to lean on.  Get ready to come home and meet some new friends. This book runs the gamete of emotions as it is true to life but it will leave you on an up note as you look forward to your next visit to Chapel Springs.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the author through BookFun/TBCN with no expectation of a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.

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?