I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful creation of characters combined with an actual location that seemed to come alive as I read. I loved the blending of the real people who lived and worked in this quaint and historic Inn, and the author's development of characters who might have been much like those who were on staff in the 1920's. This is a book about the development of relationships, friendships and mentoring. I loved the multiple yet subtle mentoring that went on throughout the story. There was no need to tie up all the loose ends of what happens to characters. Many people are touched in our own lives that we never know the end of their story. I enjoyed watching the Woods family develop into the strength behind the success of this Inn. It was a delight to view the emerging personality of Gracie. It seemed as if you could feel her maturing and discovering her "own voice." The ending was what it needed to be, the passage of time zooming along to what actually took place. Just delightful!