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The Big Dreams Beach Hotel, by Lilly Bartlett (aka Michele Gorman), is set around a seaside hotel. The synopsis says: "Rosie never dreamed she'd still be in her faded British seaside hometown three years after skulking back there from New York City. Managing the Victorian hotel where she first started work at sixteen is definitely not the way she expected her life to turn out.
But a lot of unexpected things are about to come Rosie's way. Flamingos, for one thing. When the once-grand family hotel is sold to US developers, they set about turning the quintessentially English institution into a copy of their Florida properties. As cultures clash, there's no longer room for the hotel's quaint traditions, let alone for the oddball residents who stand in the way of the developers' big plans.
To the 80-something Colonel, the aging torch singer, motherly Jamaican force of nature, narcoleptic dog trainer and his resident Bassett Hound, the hotel is home and family all wrapped into one. That's going to make Rory's job difficult when he arrives to enforce all the changes. And Rosie isn't exactly on his side. He might be charming, but he's still there to evict the residents from their home. What's worse, she's supposed to be helping him do it.
This is Rosie's only chance to revive the career she's always wanted. Will she follow her dreams if it means ending those of her friends?" The Big Dreams Beach Hotel is out in August 2017.

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