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The Hotel on Mulberry Bay

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(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family for years, the place itself is almost as beloved as cheery landlady Anna. 
The hotel was also once home to thirty-something sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while youngest sister Penny still lives close by, it's been some time since Elle has visited. But following a family tragedy, Elle is forced to return from her busy London life and reassess her past.
When it becomes apparent that the hotel is in dire straits, Elle and Penny are unprepared for the reaction of their father, Ned, He steadfastly refuses to give up the family legacy, revealing that he's given up something equally precious once before. Startled by their father's surprising revelation, the sisters unite, with the local community behind them, in their efforts to save the hotel - and, in the process, heal the fractures in the Harte family.

For the most part, the story about the hotel was good. Nothing extraordinary, but I did enjoy the plot of the family getting together and help to save the hotel. Granted, there were times when I wished Elle and Penny had just picked up the phone and rang Gordon Ramsay and said "Can you come and kick my father in the a** cos he just won't change and the hotel will fail if he doesn't..." (Wouldn't that have added something to the story?!?!?)

However, I have gotta ask - what was with that Beatles sub-story? Totally tanked any feeling I got from the book. Unrelated and unnecessary (in my opinion.) Really did no favours with me...


Paul
ARH
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