Heidi Hostetter is the author of the Inlet Beach Novels, stories filled with the quirkiness of small towns, the craziness of imperfect families, and the joy of second chances. Inlet Beach is a fictional small town on the coast of Oregon. A bit isolated, it's bordered by a state park on one side and an inlet that flows to the ocean on the other. The kind of town where everyone knows everyone else, and they all have an opinion.
THE INHERITANCE is the first of the Inlet Beach Novels. Three estranged sisters jointly inherit a beach house from a relative they don't remember. The sisters plan to sell the house and return to their separate lives, but the town has other ideas and they can be persistent.
A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW is a Christmas novella, set in Inlet Beach. The town is decorated in anticipation of the annual Christmas Lights Festival, but the police find a runaway in trouble. Can the community find a way to give a boy with a shattered past another chance at happiness?
Heidi Hostetter lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family, where she writes stories of community, family, and second chances.
At Inlet Beach, storefronts are draped with garland, sprinkled with fairy-lights and dusted with Christmas magic. Window boxes overflow with evergreens and sea stars, as the sleepy town welcomes visitors for the annual Christmas Lights Festival.
But things are not as perfect as they seem.
On the eve of the tree lighting in the town square, police find a runaway in trouble. Residents of the community gather to help, but complications arise, and unraveling the boy's past is harder than they imagine. As a blustery Pacific Northwest Christmas draws near, can they find a way to give a boy with a shattered past a chance at happiness? Can they give him a home for the holidays?
A Light in the Window is a heartwarming tale of community, family, and second chances.
It started with three letters. Letters to three estranged sisters describing an inheritance: a magnificent beach house on a bluff, overlooking the ocean, and to each of the sisters, this inheritance has come at exactly the right time.
Maureen’s family is scattered. Her children are getting older, with friends and lives of their own, and her husband of 20 years works long hours at his job. This beach house could mean a private retreat for her family before her teenage children leave her with an empty nest. Lydia, the middle sister, makes it a habit to live far above her income. A quick sale of prime beach property would give her money she desperately needs to pay off creditors. And if, somehow, the sale could be arranged to exclude her sisters, even better. Tyra, the youngest sister, wants something very different: a second chance. Her drug conviction fifteen years prior tore the family apart and she has been alone ever since. This inheritance will bring the sisters together physically, and the way Tyra uses that time will determine if she gets the chance she wants.
Inlet Beach is a fictional small town on the coast of Oregon. A bit isolated, it’s bordered by a state park on one side and an inlet that flows to the ocean on the other. A small beach community where everyone knows everyone else, and they all have an opinion. So when three sisters come to town to claim the oldest house in town as their own, you can bet the residents will have something to say about it.
The Inheritance is filled with the quirkiness of a small town, the craziness of an imperfect family, and the hope of a second chance.
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