This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Beautiful Strangers
Summary: A legendary hotel on the Pacific becomes a haven where dreams, love, and a beguiling mystery come alive.
1958. Kate Morgan, tethered to her family’s failing San Francisco restaurant, is looking for an escape. She gets her chance by honoring a cryptic plea from her grandfather: find the beautiful stranger. The search takes her to Hotel del Coronado, the beachfront landmark on the Southern California coast where filming is underway on the movie Some Like It Hot.
For a movie lover like Kate, it’s a fantasy come true. So is the offer of a position at the glamorous hotel. And a new romance is making her heart beat just as fast. But as sure as she is that the Coronado is her future, Kate discovers it’s also where the ghosts of the past have come to stay. Sixty years ago a guest died tragically, and she still haunts the hotel’s halls.
As the lives of two women—generations apart—intertwine, Kate’s courageous journey could change more than she ever imagined. And with the Coronado wending its way through her soul, she must follow her dreams…wherever they may lead.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you readers out there- WHY did you not tell me that Camille Di Maio’s books were THIS good? WHY? I’m not talking to you people for at least 2 minutes!
What I liked:
Well… the cover. Obviously. It combined a whole lot of things that I love in book covers and it did it in a beautiful way.
The mystery. Hotel del Coronado has some secrets and I loved finding out about them.
The old Hollywood glamour. Loved that.
Bottom line: This was my first Camille book, but will not be my last. Loved how she weaved 2 storylines together to make 1 great story. Also, the end? LOVED.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T