When Edith’s youngest daughter dies in child birth, she simply brought the baby home to raise as her own. Years later Alexis returns to care for her dying grandmother. In her will Edith leaves her granddaughter the large farmhouse surrounded by Napa Valley grapes and her estates, but that’s not all. With their bond so strong, Edith watches over Alexis from the grave.
In small, loving and sometimes playful ways Edith’s spirit makes her presence known to Alexis. Yet anytime Vern or Martha were about, their mother’s ghost did what she could to protect Alexis from the jealousy and greed of her two older children.
Realizing life needed to move on, Alexis begins the process of trying to figure out what to do with herself and the house. When her childhood friend Scott suggests opening up the Inn, Alexis scoffed at the idea. Not so easily deterred, he points out with his wife’s experience in the hotel business, Alexis’ culinary skills and the beautiful Napa Valley setting, they could really create a special place for people to stay that would make Edith proud.
To make it happen, Edith gives the project a little assist. While driving through the valley one fall stormy morning, Baron finds himself stranded when his car dies and his cell phone is dead. Hiking back to a house he’d seen on the road, he seeks help. When the couple meets, things just click. At ease, Alexis tells Baron of her dream. A jack of many trades, Baron immediately sees the potential for the lovely old home. But so do Vern and Martha.
When bullying and nagging don’t work to get what they felt should have been rightly theirs, they begin to up the ante. Each time the uncle and aunt sabotage the Inn’s creation, Alexis, Baron, Scott and his wife Angela foil their plans. But will it be enough?
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About the Author
Having a vivid imagination as a child, I began putting my ideas on paper in 2000. Since then I’ve had a lot of fun working with my characters as they tell their story. Now it’s time for them to venture out into the world for readers to enjoy. When I’m not at the keyboard, you can find me playing with fabrics to create fun and colorful quilts and other sewing projects.