Melody
ISBN: 9781890862640
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Published: October 2009
222 pgs






Life has not been easy for Heath Wellington III since his mother had left, and it does not help when his father, Junior, is an alcoholic and he has to deal with his depression over his literary rejection. Thus, they have a somewhat strained relationship but things just got complicated when Heath Wellington III got suspended from school for cheating and that his estranged grandfather died. Heath Wellington III felt as if the world has crashed on him but what astounded him is his grandfather had left a bed and breakfast for the father and son and to inherit this fortune they have to spend the next three months managing the B&B together.

Now Junior has to return to his Massachusetts home where the inn is located where he has been trying to escape for the last eight years; the place where the residents there knew about his grandfather and loved him fondly. Under these circumstances and with the acquaintance of the residents and the habitants of the inn, Junior and Heath began to see things from a new angle as they understand each other more and learned the true meaning of gratitude and forgiving.

Thanksgiving at the Inn may seems like a simple, coming-of-age story of a boy and his relationship with his father but there is so much more behind this wonderful story. Given the occasion of Thanksgiving, I find this adds atmosphere and is very meaningful to the overall story as it enables us to think and appreciate life and the people around us. Another thing which I enjoyed reading this story is the central characters, Heath in particular since the story mainly revolves around him. I find the relationship between Heath and Junior believable and it is good to read a story that capture the reality of the lives around us and inspire the readers along their reading journey.

Last but not the least, I want to thank Mr Harrison Demchick of Bancroft Press for sending this book to me for review.

Other reviews:
GalleySmith
Life in the Thumb
MariReads
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9 Responses
  1. naida Says:

    This does sound like a sweet read, and a great pick for this time of year.
    Great review.
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  2. Veens Says:

    Sounds very cute and comfy read! Thank u for the lovely review!


  3. A fitting book for the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. :-) This does sound like a good story. Thanks for the great review, Melody.


  4. Julia Says:

    Interesting Thanksgiving story. Canadian Thanksgiving is today, so it great that you're reading the book on their holiday ;)


  5. Iliana Says:

    This sounds like a sweet story. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


  6. Alice Teh Says:

    Sweet...


  7. Mari Says:

    I enjoyed it as well. Thanks for the linkage. I will add yours to mine as well. :)


  8. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for your kind comments. This is a great holiday story! :)


  9. Dar Says:

    Nice review Melody. I've seen a few reviews of it and it seems like such a nice holiday story.