Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Mariposa Hotel (A Tangerine Street Romance) by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

The Mariposa Hotel (A Tangerine Street Romance) by Julia Wright, Melanie Jacobson and Heather B. Moore

Summary from Goodreads:
The Mariposa Hotel
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town. In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever… 

Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series: 
The Fortune CafĂ© 
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

4.5 Stars

Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
So far these 3 authors have put together 3 Tangerine Street Romances.  The first is The Fortune Cafe. The second is The Boardwalk Antiques Shop.  This 3rd installment is much like those in that there are 3 separate stories, each by one of the authors. Each book takes place in the small beach town on the touristy Tangerine Street full of shops.  The authors have a "townful" of possibilities for more stories and I look forward to reading each of them.

The Mariposa Hotel has a beautiful and somewhat secret garden on the main floor.  In the middle is a beautiful old wishing well.  The characters in these 3 novellas have the opportunity to stay in the hotel and visit this wishing well. There is romance, miscommunication and magic from this amazing well to create 3 separate, yet connected stories. 

I appreciate that in all three stories, the characters are a bit more mature (meaning they are older than 20).  They have experienced relationships, education, jobs and in some cases have children they care for.  They have had successes in life as well as disappointments.  This allows them to bring a little "baggage" to the stories that gives them depth and interest.  

This is a quick, fun, and romance filled book.

Warnings: None

I would let my 17 year old read this book.

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