Saturday, September 23, 2023

Blog Tour Review: The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan


The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan
Publication Date: September 19th 2023 by Canary Street Press
Pages: 368
Source: Publisher 
Rating: ½

My Thoughts:
The Book Club Hotel centers on four women, all at a pivotal time, each of their lives intersecting at the Maple Sugar Inn in Vermont.

Twenty-eight-year-old Hattie is running the Maple Sugar Inn by herself and barely getting by. It was her late husband’s dream to renovate and run the beautiful Vermont inn, but with his tragic death, Hattie feels like she’s drowning while trying to raise their five-year-old daughter on her own.

Erica, Claudia, and Anna, best friends since college, have their yearly vacation book club meeting and Erica has chosen the Maple Sugar Inn as their meet up. This is very unlike Erica, who usually wants a 5-star hotel, not a quaint, picturesque inn, but there’s more to that story.

Anna’s eighteen-year-old twins are gearing up to go to college and she’s so very sad, already missing them. She’s been a stay-at-home mom so she’s not sure what’s next.
Claudia not only parted from her boyfriend of ten years, but she’s also just been laid off. Since then, she hasn’t wanted to look at a recipe, much less find another job as a chef.

The Book Club Hotel was so lovely and heartwarming! When Hattie, Erica, Anna, and Claudia meet up, each are struggling a bit, and I felt for each character!  I was moved to see them help and support each other. There’s a bit of romance for three of the four characters as well, which was just icing on the cake for me. The Maple Sugar Inn sounded like a dreamy winter wonderland, a magical place to sort out troubles!

I also thought it was fun they were reading a Catherine Swift novel for their book club, since she was one of the main characters in Morgan’s previous book, The Island Villa.

I look forward to every new Sarah Morgan book and The Book Club Hotel didn’t disappoint! It was an uplifting story that filled my heart with joy! A definite recommend!

4.5 Stars

Book Description:

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?

Photo Credit: Ev Sekkides

Author Bio: 

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.

Romantic Times has described her as 'a magician with words' and nominated her books for their Reviewer's Choice Awards and their 'Top Pick' slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family. 

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  1. I wish I could go stay at the Maple Sugar Inn in Vermont! Guess I'll have to settle for reading the book instead. :D

    1. Same here, Lark! I want to visit Vermont some day. I've read so many books with the setting and it sounds gorgeous!

  2. It sounds charming and awesome the way the found friends helped each other.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. It was such a wonderful read! I loved seeing the love and support between these women and the romances were a delight as well!

  3. Glad this one worked so well for you there. I know many love this author. Her covers are always so atmospheric and charming.

  4. I adore books like this! I am already feeling the feel-good

  5. I love the premise of this book. A getaway with besties and books - what's not to love! I've not read anything by this author but sounds like I'm missing out!

  6. These characters sound amazing and are all going through some major life moments. I really need to read this author sometime soon.

  7. This seems like a perfectly charming story! I've already added it to my TBR :)

  8. An Inn in Vermont sounds delightful. I also love Sarah Morgan's books and love how it ties to her previous book. I am planning on reading this one next week and can't wait. Great review, Rachel.