Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies - Ellen Cooney

Summary: Charlotte Heath, a lively, independent redhead of humble beginnings, is married to the scion of the powerful Heath family. When, on her first outing after a long illness, she spies her husband, Hays, bending to kiss another woman in the village square, impulsive Charlotte heads her horses straight out of town. Upon arriving at The Beechmont Hotel, Charlotte makes a shocking discovery: The classy Beechmont is a rather unique institution where a different kind of hospitality awaits the all-female clientele. Seductive and high-spirited, A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies is an unforgettable novel of one woman’s journey to self-enlightenment. (Summary from randomhouse.com - Image from bookcoverarchive.com)

My review: Get ready for RFS's shortest review to date. I read a little over half of this book and was nearly bored to tears. I put it down. I can’t find it again. Actually, I haven't really looked and it's been several weeks. I don’t care enough about the story or characters to spend another second thinking about it. Is that enough of a review for you? I hope so, because I'm not wasting any more of my time on it. I've got better books to read.

My rating: 2 Stars. Who knows, perhaps the ending saves it from being a complete waste of time (which is why I didn't give it 1 star), but I don't care enough to find out.

Sum it up: Started off well enough, but lost me in the end.

3 comments:

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

At least the cover was pretty! :)

MindySue said...

yeah, that's kind of what got me to buy it. lesson learned, i guess.

Terresa said...

And the summary from Random House seemed promising. Too bad the book seems to have fallen short on a few counts.

PS: Great blog here! I've added you to my reader and will check back often.

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