By Leslie Lindsay
An uplifting novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and the astonishing power of friendship, from the wildly popular bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things.
~FICTION FRIDAY|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~
WINNER OF THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS’ ASSOCIATION AWARD 2020
SELECTED FOR WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2020
A PRIMA BOOK OF THE YEAR
Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits. But Tilly’s childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she’d ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning.
Now an adult, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda returns to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all …
Ruth Hogan tackles issues of isolation, mental illness, forgiveness, chosen families, and estranged mothers in this charming and delightful tale that is sure to resonate–and uplift–during these uncertain times.
Mothers and daughters … their story can be complicated … but it can also turn out to have a happy ending.
Artistic photo of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram for more like this @leslielindsay1 #alwayswithabook #alwaysreading.
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I found similarities between QUEENIE MALONE’S PARADISE HOTEL and LIES IN WHITE DRESSES (Sofia Grant) meets the writing of Lesley Kagen and Elizabeth Berg, also Gretchen Berg’s THE OPERATOR. Some loose connections to THE HOME OF ERRING AND OUTCAST GIRLS (Julie Kibler).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ruth Hogan is the author of The Keeper of Lost Things, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and a WHSmith Travel ‘Fresh Talent’ selection. A #1 word-of-mouth hit and Sunday Times bestseller with more than half a million copies sold, the book is currently being published in 30 countries around the world. bestseller with more than half a million copies sold, the book is currently being published in 30 countries around the world. She lives in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and her long-suffering husband.
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Leslie Lindsay is the award-winning author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012). Her work has been published in Pithead Chapel, Common Ground Review, Cleaver Magazine (craft and CNF), The Awakenings Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ruminate’s The Waking, Brave Voices Literary Magazine, Manifest-Station, and others. Her cover art will be featured on Up the Staircase Quarterly in May 2020, and the 2nd edition of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA will be available this spring. Leslie has been awarded one of the top 1% reviewers on GoodReads and recognized by Jane Friedman as one of the most influential book reviewers. Since 2013, Leslie has interviewed over 700 bestselling and debut authors on her author interview series. Follow her bookstagram posts @leslielindsay1.
~UPDATED, 2ND EDITION OF SPEAKING OF APRAXIA COMING THIS SPRING FROM WOODBINE HOUSE~
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[Cover and author image courtesy of WilliamMorrow and used with permission. Artistic photo of book cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Follow on Instagram for more like this @leslielindsay1 #alwayswithabook #alwaysreading]