Thursday, August 3, 2023

Book Review: The Hotel Nantucket, by Elin Hilderbrand

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand book cover and review
I saw this on a "deal of the day" right before I went on vacation. I was in the mood for something "beachy" and The Hotel Nantucket did not disappoint.

Lizbet has just had a devastating breakup with her longtime boyfriend and business partner after discovering he was having an affair. Some faraway billionaire, Xavier, purchases The Hotel Nantucket and needs a general manager. The hotel has been closed for many years and is supposedly haunted. Lizbet throws everything she has into redesigning the hotel. The only way to make Xavier happy is if she gets a 5-star rating from Shelly Carpenter, the popular Instagram influencer who has never given 5 stars to any hotel.

The ghost, Grace, who was killed in a hotel fire in 1922, does play a part in the story. Don't let that throw you off. It is tasteful and a cute addition. Turns out Xavier (who doesn't even visit the hotel until the very end) had an ulterior motive for buying and refurbishing the hotel. But I won't spill the beans about that.

Lizbet is destined for some romance (new or old? I won't tell you that either.) The employees and guests of the hotel are varied, and each has their own backstory. There are ups and downs, of course, but ultimately this is a feel-good beach read with a happy ending. Not too sappy. Some secrets that are intriguing. Just what I wanted!

I don't read too many of this genre, so I don't have much to compare it to. Hilderbrand is supposedly a master, so I would recommend The Hotel Nantucket if you are in the mood. 

Published by Little, Brown & Co., 2022
EBook purchased
416 pages

Rating: 4/5

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1 comment:

  1. I have never read an Ellen Hildebrand, but feel like I should. This one sounds like a good summer read.


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