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Where Promises Remain by Heidi Chiavaroli.

About the Book

Hannah Martin thought she was about to have an empty nest . . . until the illegitimate daughter of her late husband shows up on her doorstep.

Five years after her husband’s death, Hannah Martin runs a successful inn and serves the needy in her community. Despite a house full of guests, she’s worried about the loneliness that will come with an empty nest. Now that no one needs her for anything other than serving her famous five-course breakfasts and retrieving fresh towels, she throws herself into winning Camden’s Hospitality Grant. With the help of the grant, the bed and breakfast will bring in even more customers and Hannah won’t have time to think about what she’s missing.

But when a handsome lumberjack named Kevin moves in next door, Hannah’s attraction to the widowed bachelor knocks her off-kilter. Just as she begins to think about dating again, a young woman arrives at the bed and breakfast claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of Hannah’s late husband.

When the Orchard House’s chances at the Hospitality grant is threatened, Hannah’s children oppose her “new” daughter moving in, and Kevin’s problems start to bleed over into her own, she must decide what matters most—before she loses the grant, the bed and breakfast’s reputation, and perhaps, her second chance at love.

This is Book 7 in The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast Series, a contemporary twist on the well-loved classic, Little Women . Readers will fall in love with the Martin family—Maggie, Josie, Lizzie, Bronson, Amie, and their mother Hannah—each trying to find their own way in the world and each discovering that love, home, and hope are closer than they appear.

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Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Where Promises Remain by Heidi Chiavaroli is the seventh and last book in the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast series.

I have loved this series and am so sad to see it end. It’s so fitting that the last story is Hannah’s as the last of her children marry. The trials she goes through in the pages of this book show her true heart, the one we’ve watched through the eyes of her children the last several books. It’s a incredible example of a woman of deep faith and sacrificial hospitality facing one of the hardest tests of those qualities.

Then there’s Kevin, her new neighbor. He has challenges of his own, taking in his teenage nephew. I love the romance between Kevin and Hannah, the maturity and support they offer one another. But these are not perfect characters either, and they make mistakes, even out of the best of intentions. It makes the story all the more real.

If you enjoy Little Women, then I highly, highly recommend this series. While Where Promises Remain can be read as a stand-alone, because it’s the final book in the series, I do suggest reading other books first. It makes the ending all the more heartwarming.

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