Book Review: The Hotel At Honeymoon Station by Tilly Tennant

Posted June 11, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review / 2 Comments

The Hotel at Honeymoon Station
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by Tilly Tennant
Publication Date June 18, 2021
Published by Bookouture
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Genres: Clean & Wholesome, Contemporary, Family Life, Fiction, General, Holiday, Holidays, Humorous, Romance, Small Town & Rural, Women
Pages: 352
Format: ARC

Run away to the Dorset countryside, to the sleepy village of Honeymoon, where rose-adorned thatched cottages soak up the sunlight and Emma is risking everything for a brave new start on life and love…

When Emma’s useless fiancé tells her a lie she cannot forgive, she decides enough is enough. She leaves him, quits her dead-end job and travels hundreds of miles away to the ancient village of Honeymoon in the Dorset countryside, to help her friend Tia turn the old train station into a boutique hotel.

Tia has told Emma that it will be a project, but when Emma arrives in Honeymoon and sees a weed-choked crumbling ruin, her vision of an idyllic life in Dorset begins to disintegrate. But when she meets twinkly-eyed builder Aiden in the village shop, and sparks fly between them, she can’t help but feel that the stars have for once aligned.

As work begins on the hotel, Emma and Aiden grow closer, and on sun-dappled evening walks, he tells her the secrets of the village. But there are some villagers who wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon… And when Emma is involved in a terrible accident on site, and then discovers what Aiden has been keeping from her, it feels like the universe is telling her to leave Honeymoon for good. What if she was wrong to say goodbye to all that was safe and familiar? Will she ever be able to find her happy-ever-after in Honeymoon?

A completely gorgeous and romantic read about being brave and taking chances on love and life. Fans of Shari Low, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will be enchanted by The Hotel at Honeymoon Station.

What everyone’s saying about The Hotel at Honeymoon Station:

‘A delight to read!... just the kind of story that makes me happy… just pure fun… hooked me from the very beginning until the end.’ The Bashful Bookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved it and was sorry when I turned the last page. Great characters, great story and a definite must read ‘ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you swallow a lump in your throat and make you root for our heroine all the way! It’s feel good, it’s fun, it’s funny and it’s heartwarming! Read it now!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What everyone’s saying about Tilly Tennant:

‘I was hooked! Every chapter left me wanting to carry on reading. My housework and family have pretty much been neglected whilst I have read this!… This is the perfect holiday read, or lazy Sunday afternoon read or that perfect distraction to a dreary weekday commute.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I really adored this... Had me smiling throughout, gave me a warm feeling… So many sparks… I enjoyed every second of it.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Literally couldn’t put it down!… makes you laugh and tugs at the heartstrings, all in one go!... absolutely perfect!... breath-taking… made me cry and it made me laugh… Love love LOVED it!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved this story… Filled me with that happy warm fuzzy feeling inside… This was a delight to read.’ Little Miss No Sleep, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Bloody brilliant… I loved being back with the characters… Oh I just enjoyed everything about it!’ I Love Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Review:

Well, this was just a delight to read! A lovely little village named Honeymoon, a decrepit old train station, and two determined women with enough vision and perseverance to turn the station into a small hotel. Add to this a couple of builder brothers and this is just the kind of story that makes me happy.

Emma is frustrated with a deadbeat fiance and a job that is going nowhere, so when she bumps into an old-school acquaintance with big dreams, she can’t stop thinking about what could be. Then she finds out her fiance has been lying to her, she risks everything and kicks him out of the house, leaves her job, sells her house, and moves to picturesque Dorset, and the village of Honeymoon, with her friend, Tia, to turn a derelict train station into a boutique hotel.

Anyone who’s ever done a renovation can predict that not everything goes smoothly. But, with the local builder brothers, Aiden and Blake, at least the women know they have the most responsible builders plus some pretty interesting times off-site.

This book was just pure fun. I admired the women’s tenacity and determination to take on such a huge project, without any experience. The pacing of this book was excellent, it hooked me from the very beginning until the end.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

2 responses to “Book Review: The Hotel At Honeymoon Station by Tilly Tennant

  1. This sounds exactly like a story that I would love, Wendy. Wonderful review and I am adding this to my TBR for sure. Friends, renovation project, wonderful setting and some romance? What’s not to like?