Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Book Tour: Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach

I'm thrilled to be joining in the March book tour for Heartbreak Hotel* by Deborah Moggach. For those of you who have heard or read the book 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Moggach has returned with another funny novel filled with eccentric characters. Keep reading to hear my review of her latest work!

In Heartbreak Hotel retired actor and thrice-divorced ladies man Buffy is bequest a run-down Bed and Breakfast when a dear friend passes away. Keen to escape the fast pace of London, which he is tiring of, Buffy heads to country Wales and sets up a new life as owner-operator of the shabby residence. After months of lack-lustre bookings Buffy devises a cunning plan to entice more guests to his establishment while also gaining some free upkeep of his B&B. When an eclectic mix of guests start to check in at the hotel they soon find they have more in common than first thought and Buffy's quiet B&B is starting to give guests a new lease on life.

This was a really charming and fun read to get into. The book itself is bursting with characters and it's obvious that Moggach has thought a lot about each story as more and more characters are introduced throughout the chapters. It really was a sweet and romantic read but one with plenty of laughs that would be perfect for those looking for a bit of light fun and escapism.

My only fault was that while Moggach has created a story full of interesting characters it was sometimes difficult to remember them all. Each chapter is narrated by a different character and there were times when a character's story was introduced in the beginning and then wasn't mentioned for another 150 pages. It took a couple of pages into each chapter before my lightbulb moment would kick in and I would remember who was talking and what their back story had been.

Overall the characters are what makes this book such a winner. Keeping up with the guests and Buffy is all part of the fun and Moggach doesn't leave a page to spare on creating a fun, fabulous read. If you're looking for a light and easy book with a sense of humour then pick it up!

*This book was gifted in exchange for an honest review.

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