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‘Nantucket’ series fill reading time

‘Nantucket’ series fill reading time ‘Nantucket’ series fill reading time

While recently reading three of Pamela Kelley’s “Nantucket Beach Plum Cove” book series, Denise Ellars felt as though she was a guest at the Beach Plum Cove Bed and Breakfast. She told her fellow members of the Corydon Women’s Literary Club that she enjoyed her “time” at Cape Cod, strolling the beaches, visiting stores and restaurants and meeting new people such as Lisa Hodges, her three adult daughters and adult son who are “in and out of the inn all the time.”

For the literary club’s program, Ellars talked about the first three books in the six-part series.

Book one in the series is “Nantucket Inn,” which begins with Hodges in constant worry since her husband died, leaving her with his gambling debts. Hodges decided to turn their large Cape Cod home into a B & B. With the help of her close-knit family, Hodges works through problems and makes a successful inn.

“Nantucket Neighbors,” the second book in the series, continues with Hodges’ success as more tourists book rooms. One guest, Rhett Byrne, stays three months as he opens a new restaurant and becomes fond of Hodges.

The third book, “Nantucket White Christmas,” celebrates Hodges’ success as innkeeper as well as special shop openings and festivities. Hodges and Byrne become engaged.

Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of women’s fiction, family sagas and suspense. Ellars said readers often describe her books as “feel good” reads which include people with whom they’d want to be friends. Kelley lives in the historic seaside town of Plymouth near Cape Cod south of Boston, Mass.

“She is a foodie and occasionally shares a recipe or two,” Ellars said.

Kelley’s other books include “A Nantucket Affair,” “Nantucket Weddings” and “Nantucket Threads,” all a continuation of the “Nantucket Beach Plum Cove” series, “Court Street Investigations” and multi-book series “Montana Sweet Western Romances,” “River’s End Ranch,” “Quinn Valley Ranch” and “Waverly Beach Mysteries.”