We’re celebrating the latest book in the Suamalie series, Room for Love, by Marguerite Martin Gray.
God gave her peace then; maybe He’ll do it again.
When Amy Lee’s son heads off to college, the bed and breakfast owner finds life even lonelier and emptier than she had after losing her husband. She needs something to occupy her mind and heart while she reinvents her life again. What more could she ask for than an after-school program for local children and a renewed interest in painting?
Then the arrival of a professor of archeology shakes her world and makes her yearn for the way things were only a few short months ago.
Still grieving the loss of his beloved wife, and ignoring the warnings and protests of his grown children, Professor Walker Standish escapes on a six-month sabbatical. His heart, barely beating these past months, jerks to life again when he finds more than a room at a B & B.
Where an ocean meets the shore, love has room for one more.
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To celebrate, some of the other authors in the series are sharing their experiences with B&Bs like Amy’s.
Back in the days when I was on the homeschooling speaking circuit, I was invited to speak to a group in San Luis Obispo, California. They offered to put my husband and me up at a local B&B.
I love historic homes, and this one did not disappoint. It was a beautiful, well-kept Victorian house, furnished and decorated in a style homier than the traditional Victorian.
They greeted us with a sumptuous afternoon tea. Not something my husband was used to, but he enjoyed it.
Our room was spacious, with glorious views of Arroyo Grande and Oceano. We were a little too far away to see the beach, but we felt the cooling ocean air when outside. Which was a good thing considering the temps were in the 90s. We were also treated to a spa tub in our room. I don’t think that classifies as Victorian, but we sure enjoyed it.
On site was a restaurant that specialized in main courses of game meat. I think the name of the restaurant was something like The Huntsman. They had pheasant, quail, duck, venison, and wild boar. I don’t remember what I ordered, but I know it was delicious. You can bet my husband had something like a hamburger because that’s what he always orders. He’s not very adventurous with food, just the opposite of me.
We had the opportunity to stay only one night, because I had to speak early the next morning, then after visiting the nearby race car track in the afternoon, we were headed back to Orange County.
Other B&B experiences we had were great as well, but this one was the best. The house, furnishings, food, and hosts were outstanding. We could never return because it was sold and turned into a private home. Soooooo disappointing.
But I’m on the lookout for a new B&B experience.
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