Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Book Review: The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson and Heather B. Moore

The Mariposa Hotel, by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson and Heather B. Moore
2015, 265p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from eBooks for Review for an honest review

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 Café
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

I read The Fortune Cafe last year and loved it! You can read more about it and my review here. I haven't yet read The Boardwalk Antiques Shop but it's in my TBR pile.

This book consists of three novellas by three different authors. This time, the setting is the Mariposa Hotel, and revolves around three employees. These are three of my favorite authors so I was excited to read this anthology! 

In each story, there were assumptions made between the characters that threatened to keep them apart and they had to be willing to get past those in order to start a relationship. The three characters that work at the hotel are a maid, concierge and events coordinator and the other three characters are a US Marshal, plastic surgeon and a Hollywood producer. The second story didn't appeal to me as much as the first and third ones did, but it's still a fun read. 

I loved the 300-year-old wishing well from Mexico that was part of each story. It was fun to visit it and hear the wishes from the different characters. 

What I love the most about these books is that they are clean, fast, entertaining reads and I know once I start, I will use every spare minute I have to finish it. I hope there are more Tangerine Street novels in the works!

About the Authors

Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She's lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don't ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she's written sixteen novels and coauthored three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart and the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. She is agented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc.

She has one husband, three kids, two salamanders, one dog, and a varying amount of fish (depending on attrition).

She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public.

She hates mayonnaise.

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her down time (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes.

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.


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