Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Summertime Guests: A Novel by Wendy Francis

(Thankyou to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)


about book:

Sip cocktails in the lounge, bask in the summer sun by the pool, and experience the drama of the rich and famous firsthand in Wendy Francis’s newest novel, SUMMERTIME GUESTS (Graydon House; April 6, 2021; $16.99 USD). With its rich history and famous guests, The Seafarer is no stranger to drama. But the bustle at the social hotspot reaches new heights one weekend in mid-June when a woman falls tragically to her death from the tenth floor, unwittingly intertwining her life with the lives of the hotels’ guests and staff.

Claire O’Dell, reeling from the loss of her husband and possibly her job, has gone to The Seafarer for a little vacation…and to reconnect with a long-lost-love.  Jean-Paul, the hotel’s manager, is struggling to keep his marriage and new family afloat. Bride-to-be Riley is at the hotel to plan her wedding with her fiancé ... or, she’s at the hotel with her fiancé while her mother-in-law tells them how to plan their wedding. Jason, whose romantic getaway with his girlfriend has not exactly gone the way he'd hoped and instead has him facing questions about his past that he can't bring himself to answer.

As their truths and secrets come to light, the lives of these four will collide in tragic, beautiful ways none of them could have expected that will teach them about the love they deserve and the strength they possess to change their lives for the better.

my thoughts:

A beautiful hotspot, a tragic death, and four hotel guests whose lives are connected in ways they never saw coming.  Summertime Guests definitely has it all - there's romance, love, friendship, wedding planning, and a bit of mystery. And let me just say, I definitely enjoyed spending a rainy afternoon with this book - it was such a treat!

It's summer and The Seafarer is THE place to be if you want to be seen. Of course, not everyone is there to be seen. Claire has decided to book a room at the hotel for a bit of an escape - she's lost her husband and her job.  Riley is trying to plan her wedding, except her mother-in-law won't let her.  Jason is trying to romance his girlfriend, 'trying' being the operative word.  And, Jean-Paul, is in charge of running the hotel, but can't seem to manage his own life.  Drama, drama, drama abounds.  And somehow, all four guests soon find themselves linked to one another in ways they never would have imagined. I'm not going to write anything else about the story, because you need to experience it for yourself. Suffice it to say, the writing is top notch, the characters are intriguing, and the story itself is unputdownable. Talk about the perfect summer read. 

I would happily recommend Summertime Guests to fans of Wendy Francis and anyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!


Ti said...

This sounds like a good one. Nice job on the review. Hope you are doing well. I got the vaccine today and don't feel so hot at the moment.

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