Wednesday, December 6, 2023

#Giveaway Review The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan Day 4 #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza


Welcome to day 4 of my holiday bash, today I'm reviewing, The Book Club Hotel,  Sarah Morgan's latest holiday novel. Those who know me know I've been reading Sarah for a long time I started reviewing her when she wrote for Harlequin's Presents line and have always been enchanted by her storytelling. I've enjoyed and read everything she's written since way back then and this year's Christmas themed book is fantastic.
Sit back enjoy my thoughts and don't forget about the two #Giveaways. (one includes this novel) 

ISBN-13: 9781335424686
Publisher: Canary Street Press/HQN Trade 
Release Date: 09-19-2023
Length: 368pp
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Publisher



"The Book Club Hotel is a gift...the perfect escape-and-find-yourself novel."—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

This Christmas, USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with another heartfelt exploration of change, the power of books to heal, and the enduring strength of female friendship. Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Jennifer Weiner.

With its historic charm and picture-perfect library, the Maple Sugar Inn is considered the winter destination. As the holidays approach, the inn is fully booked with guests looking for their dream vacation. But widowed far too young, and exhausted from juggling the hotel with being a dedicated single mom, Hattie Coleman dreams only of making it through the festive season.

But when Erica, Claudia and Anna—lifelong friends who seem to have it all—check in for a girlfriends’ book club holiday, it changes everything. Their close friendship and shared love of books have carried them through life's ups and downs. But Hattie can see they're also packing some major emotional baggage, and nothing prepares her for how deeply her own story is about to become entwined in theirs.

In the span of a week over the most enchanting time of the year, can these four women come together to improve each other’s lives and make this the start of a whole new chapter?

Get lost in more holiday reads by Sarah Morgan:
Snowed In for Christmas
The Christmas Escape
One More for Christmas
A Wedding in December
The Christmas Sisters
Here's the UK Cover
Which One do you like better?

My Review:

The Book Club Hotel
Sarah Morgan

Climb into your favorite comfy chair, near a cozy fire with hot mug of cocoa and get ready for another one of Sarah Morgan’s heartfelt, magical Christmas tales. No one does Christmas novels better and she outdoes herself with The Book Club Hotel where she shows four women some real Christmas magic. Her stars Hattie, Erica, Anna and Claudia are all so different, so genuine and so likeable and women who are looking at 40 through both rearview and front-view mirrors will be able to relate to at least one of them. The audience will be hard-pressed to find a favorite character as each one shines in her own way and isn’t afraid to be vulnerable to her friends. The costars are also incredible especially the dinosaur and shark loving sprite, Delphi, what a charmer she is. Sarah’s storytelling is unmatched, her backdrops will make her readers want to book a Vermont Inn and she’s not afraid to get emotional, so you’ll need a tissue or two but not too many. Lovers of unforgettable Christmas stories and any one of this incredible author’s work will not be able to put this down.
Hattie loves and hates running the Maple Sugar Inn the quaint Vermont boutique hotel that was her husband Brent’s dream. But ever since his tragic death two years ago she’s been so focused on raising their five-year-old daughter Delphi and keeping his dream of running the inn alive she’s kind of lost herself in the chaos. She loves having a full house, having Delphi close by and keeping her guests happy but dealing with the high-strung chef and pompous housekeeper Brent hired is almost too much for her to handle. But it’s Christmastime and the Inn is looking its festive best, she’s all filled up and just booked three besties for their annual book club getaway, so she’ll muddle through.

BFFs since college and all just about to be or already 40 Erica, Anna and Claudia have managed to keep their friendship a priority by dedicating one week a year to each other and since they’re all book lovers pick a book to discuss that week and call it their book club holiday. But this year each woman is facing a challenging turning point in her life, and she’ll need her friends even more.
Erica, crisis management guru usually books them into 5-star hotels for their annual week but this year has picked a quaint Vermont Inn, she has her reasons for going to this particular locale but she’s not ready to share it with her friends and may never be.
Anna has always just wanted to be a wife and mother and her dream came true, but now her twins will be leaving for college soon and she’s just not sure who she’ll be when they’re gone and she’s not sure it’s a good idea to be away from the family this near to Christmas.
Claudia has had two consecutive blows, first her partner of ten years John left her for a younger woman then she loses her job as a Chef so she can’t wait to get to Vermont.
Over one December week in Vermont these three besties and one stranger will be forever changed.

About the author:

Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women's fiction. She has sold over 21 million copies of her books and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe.
Sarah lives near London, England and when she isn't writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.
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  1. I enjoyed this one very much so I hope there will be some very appreciative winner for this one.

  2. I want to read this one

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. I like books with characters over the age of 35. As I age, I like to see that representation in stories. Thanks for sharing the review!

  4. I have enjoyed this author and want to read this one. I love HQN holiday and romantic suspense books as well

  5. So happy to hear you loved this one, too, Sophia! It was magical, right?!

    1. This one was Debbie's to love on first. I hope to read it at least by next year's holiday pile.

  6. This one is just begging me to read it. Great review, Debbie!

  7. I love harlequin books. Our favorite tradition is to have Christmas Eve dinner; whether it be casual or fancy.

    1. Oh what a great tradition. This year we're hosting on Christmas Eve Eve ;-)

  8. Awww Morgan has always good books