The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) and #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers an immensely satisfying page-turner in this tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel”.
After experiencing a difficult breakup, Lizbet Keaton, a beloved figure in Nantucket, is searching for a fresh start. Her opportunity arises when she is appointed as the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket—a once magnificent symbol of the Gilded Age that has since become an abandoned eyesore. With her knowledge of the local community and a charismatic team, Lizbet aims to win the favor of the hotel’s new owner, Xavier Darling, a London billionaire. She also hopes to gain the support of Shelly Carpenter, a wildly popular Instagram influencer who can help restore the hotel’s reputation. Although the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a paradise, featuring a restaurant run by a celebrity chef and an idyllic wellness center, there are deep-rooted dramas unfolding behind closed doors.
The hotel’s staff and guests carry complex pasts, and the property itself is haunted by the tragic history of a fire in 1922, which claimed the life of nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. Grace’s spirit lingers, adding an eerie presence to the halls. As the staff holds their own secrets and Lizbet grapples with personal romantic uncertainties, the question arises: Will the Hotel Nantucket overcome its troubled past and find success, or is it destined for doom?
Embracing the signature emotional depth and multiple perspectives that distinguish Hilderbrand’s novels (such as The Blue Bistro and Golden Girl), The Hotel Nantucket also incorporates the captivating backdrop of the Roaring Twenties. This compelling summer drama offers a blend of history and contemporary storytelling, ensuring enjoyment for all readers.
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