Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst
Dee Ernst's Lucy Checks In is a delightful work of romantic comedy about a disgraced hotel manager who travels to Rennes to rebuild a hotel and her own life in the process.Lucia Giannetti needs a fresh start. Once the hotel manager of a glamorous NYC hotel and intimately involved with the hotel’s owner, Lucy had her entire future planned out. But when the owner disappears, taking millions of dollars with him, Lucy's life as she knows it falls apart.Two years later, forty-nine years old and unemployed, Lucy takes a job in Rennes, France to manage the Hotel Paradis. She pictures fur quilts and extravagant chandeliers, but what she finds is wildly different. Lucy is now in charge of turning the run-down, but charming hotel into a bustling tourist attraction. Between painting rooms, building a website, and getting to know Bing, the irritatingly attractive artist, Lucy finds an unexpected home. But can she succeed in bringing the Hotel Paradis to its former glory?Witty and heartfelt, Lucy Checks In is an inspiring and feel-good novel about reclaiming your life, finding love, and creating a home in places you never thought possible.
This was disappointing only because I absolutely LOVED this author's last book. In fact, it was one of my favorites of 2021. This was just ok for me... I loved the setting and want to visit Rennes now but the characters were not great. And I was really bored by the constant hotel renovation descriptions. It just didn't do much for me, overall, and compared to this author's last work. Hope you have better luck!!
Lucy Checks In comes out next week on August 16, 2022 and you can purchase HERE. You can read my review of this author's last book, Maggie Finds Her Muse, HERE.
As much as I would have liked to have spent days--weeks--exploring Paris and every single things I'd read and heard and dreamed about it, I had a life to get to, and that life was beyond Paris.
So I boarded the train to Rennes, rested my head against the seat, and waited for my second act to begin.
We were famous for that, weren't we? Women, I mean. We believed in the second act, the next great thing, the moment when fortunes would change for the better. We reinvented ourselves all the time. I myself hadn't done it before, but that didn't mean that I didn't believe it was all possible and that I couldn't start over with a new life right now.