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The Big Dreams Beach Hotel – Lilly Bartlett – 4* Review


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?

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My Thoughts…

A well-written story, which cleverly combines two story timelines. There is a cast of quirky characters, some of which reminded me of ‘Fawlty Towers’, except this faded hotel is in Scarborough rather than Torquay.

England’s northern coastline is particularly popular with writers at the present. It is an area I holidayed in as a child and when I was first married, so it was a pleasant walk down memory lane. 

There is plenty of detail in this story, which makes it an absorbing read but I did find it a little slow paced in places, but the characters carried it along and made it an okay read.

Perfect for short bursts of reading, it allows you to escape life for a little while, what more can I say?

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.



Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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