The Hotel at Honeymoon Station – Book Review
Run away to the Dorset countryside, to the sleepy village of Honeymoon, where rose-adorned thatched cottages soak up the sunlight and Emma is risking everything for a brave new start on life and love…
When Emma’s useless fiancé tells her a lie she cannot forgive, she decides enough is enough. She leaves him, quits her dead-end job and travels hundreds of miles away to the ancient village of Honeymoon in the Dorset countryside, to help her friend Tia turn the old train station into a boutique hotel.
Tia has told Emma that it will be a project, but when Emma arrives in Honeymoon and sees a weed-choked crumbling ruin, her vision of an idyllic life in Dorset begins to disintegrate. But when she meets twinkly-eyed builder Aiden in the village shop, and sparks fly between them, she can’t help but feel that the stars have for once aligned.
As work begins on the hotel, Emma and Aiden grow closer, and on sun-dappled evening walks, he tells her the secrets of the village. But there are some villagers who wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon… And when Emma is involved in a terrible accident on site, and then discovers what Aiden has been keeping from her, it feels like the universe is telling her to leave Honeymoon for good. What if she was wrong to say goodbye to all that was safe and familiar? Will she ever be able to find her happy-ever-after in Honeymoon?
A completely gorgeous and romantic read about being brave and taking chances on love and life. Fans of Shari Low, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will be enchanted by The Hotel at Honeymoon Station.
No. of pages:- 354 pages
Date published:- will be published on 18th June 2021
Genre: – Romance/Comedy
First of all, I always loved the front covers of Tilly Tennant’s books and this cover is so cozy and bright and pretty! This is I think the fourth book I have read of Tilly Tennant’s books.
Emma kicks her useless boyfriend Dougie out over a lie that she cannot simply forgive. And she has a dead end job she hates. So when her former school mate Tia proposes an idea of an investment to renovate an old station and convert to a hotel, in a remote village called Honeymoon off Dorset, Emma joins in the idea by quitting the job and moving to the quaint village of Honeymoon. Emma and Tia both meets different types of people living in the village–the cute couple Darcie and Tariq who owns the Honeymoon cafe, the brother Blake and Adrian Ronson who are contractors and who help Tia and Emma to renovate the station into a hotel and Sid, who does not want change in the village. Tia and Blake’s relationship grows and Emma and Adrian becomes friends and seem to be getting into a romance. But then, Emma wonders if she made a big mistake of coming to the village or not.
Like all her books, her stories are quiet cozy to read. The plot was good and interesting, and I do like how the friendship slowly turned to romance between Adrian and Emma, I also like how the community invested both Tia and Emma to help up to set the hotel. Though initially, I found Emma a bit of a whiny character but nonetheless I grew her character. Though the story is more like a soap opera with happily ever after, it was a cozy, warm read with funny incidents that will make you laugh as you read through the book.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and worth three stars!
Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn’t stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. Christmas bestseller A Very Vintage Christmas has just been made into a movie for Lifetime Channel.
Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at http://www.tillytennant.com