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Summary

The Bonneville Hotel is the best-kept secret in Mayfair: its art deco suites and glittering ballrooms a former home-away-from-home for royalty and movie stars alike. Recent years haven’t been kind, but thanks to events manager Rosie, the Bonneville is reclaiming some of its old cachet as a chic retro-glam wedding venue.

While Rosie’s weddings are the ultimate in romance, Rosie herself isn’t; she’s focused on the details, not the dramas. But when the hotel owner appoints his eccentric son Joe to the Bonneville staff, Rosie finds herself up against an unprecedented challenge: a rival whose predilection for the unconventional could derail not only Rosie’s own career, but the most elaborate, high-profile wedding the Bonneville has ever seen.

©2014 Hester Browne (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

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Romantic escapism and a fun read

Where does The Honeymoon Hotel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High - Really enjoyable and a feel good book for rainy days

What other book might you compare The Honeymoon Hotel to, and why?

Vintage Girl is another book from the same author, with some great descriptive passages and again makes you smile in all the right places

Have you listened to any of Jessica Anne Ball’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was enjoyable

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Rosie's realisation in the ballroom after the New Year's Eve party - quite magical

Any additional comments?

A really nice feel-good book that is ideal for a time when you need a lift.

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Intelligent romance!

Well written, kept me entertained whilst pottering about and relaxing to potential before going to sleep. Good pace - the story kept moving, the characters were believable and there was lots of humour. The narrator was a great choice.

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A bit too long and pedestrian narration

The story could have been told in a shorter time, it felt as if it would never get where it was obviously going. The narration was so disappointing. It was ‘read aloud’ rather than performed, which meant the characters weren’t brought to life. All characters, whether male or female, English or Welsh, were read with the same voice so it was confusing at times to know who was speaking to whom. I will avoid books with the same narrator in future.

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loved it

loved this book. made me laugh out loud and and brought a tear to my eye. i was sorry when the story ended. i wanted more....

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Extremely predictable but exquisite detail

The story was extremely predictable, it would be nice to have chick lit which didn't feature a romance for the heroine, just a happy healthy relationship in the background. However the descriptions of the setting were exquisite and the characters very funny and relatable. The performance was also wonderful, the perfect voice for the story.

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So so

Bit too obvious as there were no surprises. I wanted more hotel and less romantic stuff.

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love Hester Brown

if you're looking for a fun romance then look no further. Catch Hester's other books.

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loved it

l couldn't stop listening. Fabulous story of friendship, love and 'celeb' weddings in the Bonneville Hotel.

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Enjoyable

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, it's doesn't stand out among other chick lit.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Of course it ends like it did

What about Jessica Anne Ball’s performance did you like?

It was a good fit with the story.

Did The Honeymoon Hotel inspire you to do anything?

No and I don't think it was meant to.

Any additional comments?

It's a good book for an evening at home on the couch.

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Just what we need to brighten our summer.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Honeymoon Hotel to be better than the print version?

As I have only listened to this book I cannot say. Audio books let me absorb books I wouldn't get round to reading.

What did you like best about this story?

The gentle rhythm of the words made listening a form of relaxation. Yes the book was exciting and dramatic in places but it didn't jar or fling things at you for effect.

What about Jessica Anne Ball’s performance did you like?

Clear, crisp, lovely tone. perfect for this book.

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  • Andrea
  • 02-11-14

entertaining but for the end

Enjoyable romantic novel, the author delivers what is expected of this genre. However, I had some troubles with the end: Even though you know what’s going to happen, the story comes to such an abrupt end that I initially thought my iPod skipped a chapter!
Narration is OK.