Friday, December 14, 2018

#BookReview – “By Reservation Only” Barbara Edwards


It's the grand opening of The Deerbourne Inn! Award-winning Chef Nathan Harte has worked long and hard to restore this historic property in Willow Spring, Vermont. He's ready to greet his guests with fine cuisine, comfortable rooms, and maybe even a ghost or two.

He's escaping the rat-race of the city for a slower more rewarding life, but is he ready to deal with a broken arm, a quirky arsonist, and a long-ago mystery? And what might he find up in the three-hundred-year-old attics?


In the first Deerbourne Inn novella, Chef Nathan Harte is renovating the old inn he’d inherited from an elderly friend. Opening day is a week away when a hit-and-run driver nearly runs him over and leaves him with a broken arm, but Nathan and his staff are determined to see the inn and restaurant open on time.
Emily Harrington arrives at the inn to research genealogy records for a client, and much of that information involves the inn. She befriends Nate’s cousin and some of the townsfolk, and develops a little crush on Nate.
Most of the story is focused on Nathan getting ready to open the inn, so there was a lot of description about food, antiques, and the renovation of the property. This story is a mystery, not a romance. As the series starter, this book set up several locations and introduced the town’s main inhabitants.
I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more books in the series.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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