Talk of the Town by Anne Marie Rodgers
Late March has blessed Acorn Hill with warm weather and colorful displays of flowers. But just when the Howard sisters are thinking of spring-cleaning and yard work, Grace Chapel Inn suddenly becomes busy with two long-term guests. As usual, the sisters open their hearts as well as their home. Alice finds herself mentoring a young doctoral student whose main focus of study seems to be the townspeople, while Jane becomes tour guide and genealogical sleuth for a traveler from afar. Meanwhile, Louise loses her temper in a rare display of anger and drives away a precious loved one. Can she make amends? And rumors fly as people become enthralled by the discovery of mysterious animal tracks at Fairy Pond. Is Acorn Hill the home of a legendary creature? Once again, the activities at the inn are the talk of the town.