Tuesday, October 26, 2021



Three sisters Rachel, Jill and Brooke loved spending summers at Dune Island, at their Nana Rose’s house.  It was always special and memorable times for the family.  It was the time in their life that they experienced their happiest and memorable moments.  But when Nana Rose passes away she leaves behind a letter.  In the letter she requests that the three sisters spend one last summer together at Dune Island.  The sisters agree to spend their summer vacation there and everyday a new letter arrives from Nana Rose, revealing a secret that she took to her grave. While at the beach house on Dune Island the sisters must decide if they want to keep the beach house or sell it.  When Jill meets Alex her whole perspective of her life and if she should keep the beach house or selling it is turned upside down.  Has Jill finally found love and the happiness she has deserved all her life? 

Thank you Kristin Harper for such an inspirational story.  This story was so well written and I found myself cheering for the sisters.  I fell in love with Nana Rose, and the three sisters making me feel like I was part of the family.  This is an unputdownable read and needs to be at the top of your must read pile.  This wonderful and uplifting story  had all the feels and definitely pulled at the heartstrings.  I loved this absolute heartwarming must read from beginning to end and every page in between.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author: Kristin Harper 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 25, 2021 
Pages: 267 
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“My darling girls. You were once so happy in this house. Now I’m gone, all I ask is that you spend one last summer here together on Dune Island. And please forgive me, your Nana, for the secret I’m about to tell you…”

Arriving at the honeysuckle-covered beach house inherited from her beloved grandmother, recently heartbroken Jill hopes to convince her two feuding sisters not to sell a place so full of happy childhood memories. But the envelope waiting on the driftwood table changes everything. In her elegant handwriting, Nana Rose promises a new letter will arrive each day of the summer revealing a family secret she took to her grave.

Shaken, Jill anxiously awaits each letter filled with Nana’s bittersweet memories of her own sister who she loved more than anyone—and lost far too young. But why did Nana never speak of this tragic loss to her grandchildren?

Watching the sunset each night and wondering how well they really knew Nana Rose, Jill feels her family is closer than they’ve been in years. And after a chance encounter with blue-eyed tree surgeon Alex, she wonders if Nana believed being back on Dune Island would help Jill find love, too?

But when Nana’s final letter arrives, the revelation about how her sister died is more shocking than Jill ever imagined. Suddenly, despite the chance of happiness with Alex, selling the house seems the only way forward. Will Jill find a way to forge new bonds of sisterhood and save their inheritance, or will Nana Rose’s secret tear them all apart?


I grew up in New England and I’ve vacationed on Cape Cod almost every summer of my life, except for one year when I allowed my job to interfere with my vacation plans. (Fortunately, I never made that mistake again.)

After moving around the country and working in all sorts of professions, including roles in education, philanthropy and healthcare, I’m glad to be living in Massachusetts again, writing women’s fiction set in fictitious oceanside locales.

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