I took a visit to my favourite little shop in Burnham-on-sea, and picked up the book ‘The Big Dreams Beach Hotel’ by Michele Gorman. I was actually a little naughty and ended up buying another 9 books even though I still have loads sat on my shelf in my room that are unread. I don’t know why I buy so many books because I don’t seem to find the time to read them. But, when I do decide to read a book, I end up reading it within 48 hours.
Rosie is working as a manager in a hotel in Scarborough. We first meet Rosie when she is working in a hotel in New York, planning to go and work in Paris with her Best Friend from the hotel. But when things don’t seem to go to plan, Rosie hops on the first plane back to England. Now working in an old Victorian beach hotel in Scarborough, things don’t seem to be going to plan here either. The owner sells the hotel to two brothers from America who decide they want to turn this quant Victorian hotel into one of their big chain hotels.
There to help the transition is Rory. He is supposed to make this transition easy but with the changes the new owners make, Rosie and the teams are struggling to come too grips with them. Rosie and Rory build a close relationship but with the big changes that she is not supporting, their new relationship is challenged.
I’m actually glad that I had a good rummage of the shelves in the little book shop because I really enjoyed this book. I found it such an easy read. Even with flashbacks to New York throughout the book, it was so easy to follow. Whereas, I usually find these types of books hard to follow and get confused. I thought the story was very different and very well written.
I have already looks up more books that are by the same author and I’m hoping to read some more of their books. I think I loved this book because it is wrote in first person. You are able to really connect with Rosie and understand her as you are reading from her point of view. I find these so much nicer to read than those that have been written in third person.
I would rate this book an 8.5/10. It was such as good read and I am hoping to get the chance to read some more of these books.
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