Set in rural North Carolina, innkeeper Alex Winston struggles to keep his one-of-a-kind inn open. Despite being miles from the sea, his inn features a full-size replicate of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. The series is a pleasant, low-key look at life in a beautiful, small town – with a realistic eye to its benefits and the problems. Myers presents a realistic look at the difficulty and pleasures of owning and running a small, family-owned business. A few murders, plus other assorted crimes in this close-knit community, keep the books moving. A pleasant beach read from a lesser-known, though thoroughly deserving, author.