Publisher: Harper Impulse
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face when you check into the hotel that’s full of dreams…
Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown.
What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.
That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends.
How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?
I’m delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Big Dreams Beach Hotel today!
What a gorgeous read this was, it’s the type of book you should reach for if you want to escape from reality and get caught up in the lives of some highly entertaining, quirky characters. I flew through this one really quickly, mostly because I was so charmed by the storyline, the characters and Bartlett’s adorable, witty writing style.
Rosie is the kind of heroine that you can’t help but like right away. It’s written in a really casual conversational style so I felt like I was gossiping with a good friend as Rosie told her story. It’s mainly told in the present as the hotel in Scarborough where she works gets bought by some wacky Americans who have eccentric taste, but it also flips back to Rosie’s brief stint in NYC. Both storylines were equally compelling but there was something special about the Scarborough hotel, I think it was the colorful cast of characters, mainly the residents who lived there permanently, they were odd but oh so endearing!
This had plenty of laughs and loads of charm, the witty banter between Rosie and Rory was sweet and hilarious. This would be ideal to read on vacation, it’s light and fun but also has substance. I really enjoyed my first read by Bartlett and it definitely won’t be my last!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.