Tender Melody

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The quaint town of Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina, kicks off an eagerly anticipated music festival, featuring renowned performers from around the country. The owners of the Magnolia Harbor Inn -- sisters Grace Porter and Charlotte Wylde -- prepare to host the final concert of the event as they welcome their new guests.

Daria Hargreaves captivates audiences with her lovely singing voice. Young, beautiful, and at the peak of her talent, she appears to have it all. But Daria's life is not what it seems. She's trapped in a devastating situation, and she worries about her future. Will her stay at the inn give her the courage to confront her fears and make a fresh start?

Karen Roth arrives at the inn broken, weary, and alone. The dedicated humanitarian worker seeks rest and relaxation, but she also finds something she wasn't expecting -- a spark of romance. Now Karen must come to terms with her past and discover the strength to embark on a new beginning.

Grace and Charlotte face unexpected challenges as they put the finishing touches on the inn before the final concert. Despite the obstacles, they resolve to end the music festival on a high note.

The Magnolia Harbor Inn offers much more than lodging for its guests. Can the inn's healing touch help the women embrace the tender melody of their hearts?

The Characters

A Southern woman through and through, hospitality runs deep in Grace's veins. When the grand antebellum mansion in her hometown of Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina, was up for auction seven and a half years ago, Grace (now age 47) knew purchasing the estate with her sister, Charlotte, and remodeling it to become the Magnolia Harbor Inn was her new calling.

While she'd enjoyed many years of success working in the corporate world, the long hours and constant hustle of life in Charleston had taken its toll. Plus, it had been no small feat raising her son, Jake, on her own after a tragic accident took the life of her beloved husband when Grace was just 26 years old.

Now that Jake was grown and making a life of his own, Grace was happy to trade in the traffic jams for relaxing strolls along the sparkling shoreline of Lake Haven. Maybe she'd even wander down the lane to visit her handsome new neighbor, Spencer Lewis, who recently bought Blossom Hill Farm. A friendly gesture that Grace knew her aunt Winnie would surely approve of, but not before checking to make sure each guest at the inn has everything they need.

With an incredible knack for knowing what others need, often before they do, Winnie's intuitive nature, gentle spirit and worlds of wisdom are appreciated not only by her nieces, Grace and Charlotte, but by the guests who come to stay at the Magnolia Harbor Inn. At 69 years old, Winnie lives a fun, fulfilling and active life. She enjoys taking daily walks over to the inn, which is less than a mile away from the home she shares with her husband, Gus, and meeting up with The Busy Bees Quilting group to handcraft beautiful blankets, table runners, wall hangings and more.

Thirteen years younger than Grace, Charlotte is a smart, savvy and sensational chef who loves mixing up homemade dishes for the guests at the Magnolia Harbor Inn. In fact, purchasing the inn with her sister was just the step Charlotte needed to get out of Charleston's cutthroat restaurant business and into running the inn's kitchen as she sees fit. When she's not piping ganache onto her freshly baked pastries, Charlotte is penning recipes for her next cookbook--she already has three that made the best-seller list!