The Hotel Nantucket; Elin Hilderbrand
Little Brown & Company - 2022
(library audio download - 12 hours 27 min.)
( Erin Bennett narrator- very good)
It wouldn't be summer without an Elin Hilderbrand book set on Nantucket island.
The Hotel Nantucket, once a top hotel of the Gilded Age has long fallen into a state of disrepair. Recently purchased by London billionaire Xavier Darling, a man who knows what he wants and this includes a total facelift and a hotel that has all the bells and whistles. His goal is to get a rare "5 Keys" rating from Shirley Carpenter, a hotel blogger who discreetly visits and reviews various hotels. Lisbeth Keaton is hired as the new general manager and, she has a backstory she is trying to forget. The hotel will also have a handsome celebrity chef and free mini bar to name just a few of the its perks. Oh, and let us not forget the ghost of Grade Hadley, the young maid, who died tragically in a fire there in 1922; she still haunts the fourth floor.
This novel has some great characters with interesting back stories. There is even an eight year old guest named Wanda Marsh, a young girl obsessed with mysteries and Nancy Drew books. She cause a bit of havoc while doing some sleuthing there. The author also include references to old songs and a "must do list" for visitors vacationing on the island. A worthy summer read but, my favorite is still 28 Summers!
Rating - 4/5 stars (library audio download)