Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel

My latest read is …

Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

An uplifting and absorbing page turner by Ruth Hogan that I really didn’t want to put down.

There was enough of this book to appeal to the Eleanor Oliphant fan in me but there is much more to it than that. Like Eleanor, Tilda is set apart from ‘normal’ people. For Tilda it’s the special talent inherited from her father that makes her different. A talent that bonded her to one parent and alienated her from the other and it’s one that she’s learned to hide over the years

It’s part mystery, part journey of self-discovery, redemption and acceptance.

It’s also a story about love, in all its many forms, but in particular about motherly love and the things we do to protect those we cherish most.

The story flashes back and forth between Tilda, the adult, and Tilly, the child, and as her story unfolds it becomes apparent that there are many things that shouldn’t be taken at face value. Even the normal people may not be what they seem.

If, like me, you enjoy stories about loners and different people, I can recommend this.

And who is Queenie Malone? Read the book to find out.

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