Summertime Guests

Author: Wendy Francis
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Fiction
Source: Lia at Harper Collins

Goodreads: The Seafarer is the place to see and be seen in the summer…

With its rich history and famous guests, the glamorous Boston hotel is no stranger to drama. But the bustle at the iconic property reaches new heights one weekend in mid-June when someone falls tragically to her death, the event rippling through the lives of four very different people. 

Bride-to-be Riley is at the hotel to plan her wedding. She would have preferred a smaller, more intimate celebration, but her bossy mother-in-law has taken charge and her fiancé hasn’t seemed to notice. Jean-Paul, the hotel’s manager, is struggling to keep his marriage and new family afloat, but now he must devote all his energy to this latest scandal at work. Claire, recently widowed, comes to town to connect with a long-lost love, but has too much changed in the last thirty years?  And then there’s Jason, whose romantic getaway with his girlfriend has not exactly gone the way he’d hoped and instead has him facing questions he can’t bring himself to answer.

Over three sun-drenched days, as the truth about the woman who died—and the secret she was hiding—is uncovered, these four strangers become linked in the most unexpected of ways. Together, they just might find the strength they need to turn their own lives around.

Ope’s Opinion: The setting of the hotel was perfect for this mystery that involved the owner and the guest. The book went back and forth between the day of the incident and the back ground of each of the characters. You were able to see how they ended up at the hotel and where their lives were at the present time.

Most of it I enjoyed. All the characters were believable. The middle part of the book was a little slow for me. The ending answered your questions and was satisfying.

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