Review of The Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne

Published: 11th September 2014
Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 452


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 film 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.


Thank you to Quercus for kindly sending me a review copy. I think they know how much of a Hester fan I am.

The prologue opens up with heartbreak as the main character is hiding away from wedding guests. From the very beginning, this narrative reminded me of the film 27 Dresses.

The narrative then turns to a little while later when Rosie is an event planner. What I enjoy the most about Hester’s narrative is the extremely vivid descriptions. They are always on point and it allows the reader to have a jampacked imagination.

As much as I loved and enjoyed this narrative, it reminded me of Hester’s previous book in regards to a woman who is outside the business, trying to get inside and discussing a man who she may/may not fall in love with. Despite that, I did enjoy the narrative as per usual. Hester’s books are perfect if I want to escape from reality.

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