I wish Chapel Springs was a real place because I'd love to move there and be friends with the characters, especially Claire and Patsy. I'd meet my friends at Dees N Doughs every morning for a cup of coffee and a pastry and talk about what's going on around town. And in this latest installment of the Chapel Springs series, there is certainly a lot going on! A former resident comes back stirring up trouble for the mayor in his campaign to be re-elected. Many of the townspeople see a "ghost" in the abandoned theatre that sits next to the church. A well known author comes back where she grew up to a shell of a house left to her by her adopted grandmother. Right before that her husband walks out on her and their son, draining out all their bank accounts and leaving months of unpaid bills. On top of all that she has a writer's block like no other! It was so heartwarming to see the residents take in one of their own and rally around her. And one of Claire's daughters seems to be seriously interested in a non-believer. How does everything get resolved?
Ane Mulligan has a wonderful way of making her book characters so real and so lovable, well not all lovable, but real. I've read her other Chapel Springs books and enjoyed them as well. I'm hoping there will be another Chapel Springs book. Weddings are coming up and other things that can't be missed. And I want to go to The Painted Loon and buy one of Claire's whimsical pots!
I received an ebook copy from the publisher through the author for my honest opinion, which I have given.