ABOUT THE BOOK (304 pages):
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+.
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HOME TO CHAPEL SPRINGS BY ANE MULLIGAN
Starts out with Carin and her husband, Wick a race car driver, has taken all their money and closed all the accounts, the child JJ's tuition has not been paid in 4 month and neither has the condo they live in and they are being evicted. he's run off with a new woman. She is an author and her latest book is just out but the reviews are not good....the house in Chapel Springs, her grandparents would be there for her. The remodeling using her money should be done now as Wick took care of it all....
Story also follows Claire, a local potter and the reelection campaign in Chapel Springs. Her duaghter is dating one who's not religious and that bothers her.
Ryan a returning military man with just one arm shows up and he used to look after Nana and he will look after her and make sure the place is secure and safe..
Carin hopes getting back home she can reconnect to church once again. Claire is busy with getting the ghost ridden from the theater...
Carin gets back to her writing and surprises come to light with how and who people that help her.
Liked all the mysteries and how they are solved. Reader's guide at the end and recipes too!
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I haven't received my copy of Chapel Hill Springs and wondered if I should have. Does anyone else have theirs?
Home to Chapel Springs is book 3 in the series written by Ane Mulligan. In this book we get introduced to Carin Jardine and her family. Carin is a bestselling author married to race car driver, Wick. Wick leaves town and Carin is faced with the sudden reality that her husband has not paid their condo fees or their son's school fees. She tries to correct this when she finds out he has taken all their money and left her. With nothing else to fall back on, Carin takes their son and moves into her grandmothers cabin in Chapel Springs. When they get to the cabin, she finds out the renovation she thought Wick had done to the cabin was not done, only the demo. Carin quickly gets a bank loan and hires a contractor to finish the renovation.
Shortly after she moved to Chapel Springs, her biological father shows up at her door. He tells her about her birth and being adopted because he and her mother were very young. They eventually married and had three other daughter's that he wants her to meet.
This also happens to be election year for the towns mayor position. Mayor Riley has competition with Howie Newlander also running for mayor. One of the items of debate is the reopening of the Lola Mitchell Opera House, which is named after Claire's great-aunt. Rumor has it the opera house is haunted as people see lights and shadows in the windows.
As we keep up with Claire, Patsy, their friends and families, we are excited to hear that several of their children are getting married. And the dream that Claire and Patsy will have children marry each other is finally coming true.
This is a really good book. There are a lot of different things happening at the same time in the story, but it is written so good that it is easy to keep it all straight. I especially like that the author has kept Claire, Patsy and their families as main characters in the story. I enjoy seeing the changes in their families as well as the strength and importance of their faith. It is so refreshing to see the caring that also takes place within the community.
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Once again we take a trip to Chapel Springs and reunite with the wonderful families who call it home, and we are introduced to a new character who is returning there with her son after suffering devastating personal losses.
Over the course of reading this series I have felt like these are my far off friends and I will surely miss them, the drama that sometimes surrounds them, but most of all the love they have for each other.
Ane Mulligans books are tales of love, laughter , and grace.They have been a blessing to read, and they make you feel good about life, family, home and friends.
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Although this is a book from a series, it is not necessary to read the previous books to understand what is going on. I have read the one just previous to this and "know" some of the characters because of it, but it does not hinder your enjoyment if you have not. The story is mostly lighthearted and even laugh out loud funny in some places, but there is also some depth to the story and things to make you think. The story flows very well, even though there are a couple of stories going on at the same time. Three actually in this book, but they tie together nicely. The editing was well done. I did notice a couple of things like the word "the" when it clearly should have been "they" but nothing major. God was clearly and reverently in the book also. A good Christian fiction. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next one. You won't be sorry if you like an easy read but not a boring one. This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review. This review is also on:Amazon, B & N, Goodreads, and librarything.
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This was a delightful read. If you are interested in a face paced story of forgiveness, love, patience and redemption you will like this book.
Chapel Springs is a small town where Claire Bennett and many of her friends live. It is also the place that Carin Jardine used to live. But Carin has moved up in the world, has married a successful racecar driver, has a child and is a published author…until the day her life comes to a crashing halt. Carin thought she had it together and now what will she do? She decided to move back to Chapel Springs where she has a home she inherited. When she arrives in Chapel Springs, she is taken back at the condition of the house. This is when the townspeople come to her rescue.
This is a great story of taking life one day at a time and knowing that God has plans for your future….even when you don’t think He is active in your life.
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