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The Book Club Hotel is a story of friendship, women supporting women, and a bookish getaway.

The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan

The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan (cover) Image: two women walk along a snow covered path towards a country inn

Genre/Categories/Setting: Contemporary Fiction, Books About Books, Friendship, Women Supporting Women, Sisters, Romance, Vermont

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My Summary of The Book Club Hotel:

Welcome to my stop on the Harlequin Trade Publishing Fall 2023 Blog Tour for The Book Club Hotel. Thanks #NetGalley @HarperCollins @HTP_Books #CanaryStreetPress for a complimentary e ARC of #TheBookClubHotel upon my request. All opinions are my own.

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Three college friends have a long tradition of meeting once a year for “book club” at a lovely resort hotel. This year is a bit different because the organizer chooses the cozy Maple Sugar Inn iin Vermont. The owner and manager of the inn becomes acquainted with the three friends and shares their love of books. Soon their lives become intertwined in unexpected ways.

My Thoughts:

Who dreams of a wintry week with your best friends at a cozy, historic Vermont inn that features gourmet meals and a well-stocked library?


During my reading experience, I pictured the cozy and charming Dragonfly Inn of Gilmore Girls fame! If you love snow, hot chocolate, warm blankets, and rural country inns, you will appreciate the setting. Of course, the cozy inn has a library!

Multiple Perspectives

In alternating chapters, we hear from the three friends and the hotel manager. Each is around the same age (40) and has unique life circumstances. Claudia is a chef who is experiencing a recent breakup and unemployment; Anna is a happily married, stay-at-home mom of young adult twins; Erica is a high-powered businesswoman with a mystery to solve; and Hattie is a widow, a mother of a five-year-old daughter, and the owner and manager of the Maple Sugar Inn. It’s a bit of a mystery to her friends why Erica has chosen this particular rural Inn in snowy Vermont. When Hattie has difficulty with her staff, the three friends offer their unique expertise. In a story told from four perspectives, readers will find much to love about these relatable characters.

Friendship and Women Supporting Women

I love strong themes of women supporting women and friendship. If you do as well, you will enjoy the multilayered storylines in The Book Club Hotel. Other thoughtful themes include new beginnings, the empty nest, sister relationships, family secrets, grief, career women, and a sweet side of romance.

Recommending The Book Club Hotel

Overall, The Book Club Hotel is an engaging read that fans of Sarah Morgan will definitely enjoy. Readers who appreciate warmhearted stories featuring strong women will find much to love here. Bookclubs will also find this discussable.

My Rating: 4 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Meet the Author of The Book Club Hotel, Sarah Morgan

Author of The Book Club Hotel, Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 21 million copies of her books and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe.

Sarah lives near London, England and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.

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