Secrets and lies…at Nantucket’s most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.
It’s a family owned business–brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, all work there in various capacities.
Paula is happy in her back office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin–who then blames Paula.
Meanwhile, a blond romantic comedy superstar is hiding out at The Hotel for a few months. She meets Paula’s brother, a chef–who has no idea who she is–and she likes it that way.
Paula’s grandfather also hires a consultant to help her settle into her new role. But she isn’t sure what to think of David, who grew up on Nantucket but now lives in Manhattan.
He’s a brilliant consultant and will be assessing Paula’s suitability for the role. He’s also home for another reason, a difficult family issue that makes Manhattan seem very far away.
A new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller author of The Nantucket Inn and The Restaurant.
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A few miles away, a very different conversation was happening.
“Did you know about this?” Andrea asked her sister. She and Hallie were at their parents’ house late Sunday afternoon, but no one was cooking. Her mother set out a container of French onion dip and rippled potato chips and poured red wine for Andrea, Hallie and herself, while they waited for her father to return with pizzas. Andrea hadn’t talked to anyone yet about what had happened. She’d been in shock after the meeting with her grandfather and went home and sulked for the rest of the weekend and debated what she wanted to do.
Hallie looked uncomfortable. “No, I didn’t have any idea. But I can’t say that I’m surprised. Cassie confided that she was going to give notice and I knew Grandfather didn’t want to lose her.”
That stung. “You thought he’d rather keep her than me? Thanks.”
“No! That’s not what I meant at all. I just sensed that maybe changes might be coming. I didn’t know what that would look like. And he does want to keep you or he wouldn’t have offered you the other position. You loved the concierge role when you did it one summer during college.”
“Sure, I did. But as you said, that was during college. It’s a huge demotion, Hallie. You have to admit that.” That’s what hurt the most, that she’d be taking such a big step down.
But Hallie didn’t see it that way. “I don’t think you’re right about that. Grandfather kept your salary the same, right?”
Andrea nodded. “As far as I know.”
About the Author
Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women’s fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you’d want as friends.
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