Usually Lisa Wingate writes novels with a bit of humor, but the Sea Keeper's Daughter was a more serious story, but still intriguing.
When Whitney Monroe's mother died, her step-father kicked her out of her mother's house and told her that she could not have any of her mother's possessions until he died. Her mother owned the Excelsior Hotel in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Whitney owns a restaurant in Michigan and Tagg Harper is trying to push her out of business. When her step-father falls and hurts himself, Whitney goes back to North Carolina to look after him, whether he wanted her to or not. While she was there, she finds some letters written to her grandmother by her grandmother's sister--a sister Whitney knew nothing about. By reading the letters Whitney also discovers a history that explains so much of her own past.
I've read a few of Lisa Wingate's novels with mixed reactions. With this book, I found a story that holds interest, engages imagination, and satisfies the reader's desire for a good story with great characters. There isn't much romance in this novel, but that is no detraction from the story. In fact, if romance were an element of the story, THAT would be a detraction.
This is a five star book, two thumbs up, and a letter with a lot of history in it.
My thanks to Tyndale House for allowing me to read and review this book. My only obligation was to give my honest opinion of this book.