Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Book Club Hotel - Fiction Review

Goodreads: The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan

Rating:  Really Liked It (4 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:  With its historic charm and picture-perfect library, the Maple Sugar Inn is considered the winter destination. As the holidays approach, the inn is fully booked with guests looking for their dream vacation. But widowed far too young, and exhausted from juggling the hotel with being a dedicated single mom, Hattie Coleman dreams only of making it through the festive season.

But when Erica, Claudia and Anna—lifelong friends who seem to have it all—check in for a girlfriends’ book club holiday, it changes everything. Their close friendship and shared love of books have carried them through life's ups and downs. But Hattie can see they're also packing some major emotional baggage, and nothing prepares her for how deeply her own story is about to become entwined in theirs. In the span of a week over the most enchanting time of the year, can these four women come together to improve each other’s lives and make this the start of a whole new chapter?

Genre: Fiction

Why I Picked This Book:  A Christmas-y Book Club book just sounds perfect.

My Impression:   This was a cozy Christmas-y read with nice characters who have all in one way or another found solace through reading.  All four of these women - Erica, Claudia, Anna and Hattie - are all at watershed moments of their lives.  They're four different women who have all chosen very different paths yet I couldn't help but feel connected with each one of them.  

The setting could not be more gorgeous.  My only complaint is that I wish Maple Sugar Inn really existed.  Between the Christmas trees and the library and all the other details  it sounds like the absolute perfect place to spend a holiday.  

This is a cozy story about found family and facing change while finding out what you really want and it made for a delightful read.  This book just demands a cozy chair, a fluffy blanket, a nice hot mug of tea (or maybe hot chocolate), and a crackling fire.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  Sarah Morgan is becoming one of my favorite authors for heartwarming fiction.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you are looking for a cozy holiday read with characters you really enjoy spending time with I don't think you could go wrong with this one.  

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. This does sound like a good one! I love that Vermont setting.

  2. I've seen another review too and this one sounds like it would be enjoyable.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. I haven't read a Christmas themed book in quite a few years but this year I decided to get some. Your review convinced me to add this to the list.

  4. I always think a hotel like this in Vermont would be the perfect winter place to cosy up in.

  5. I just read another review of this book and definitely think that I need to get my hands on a copy after seeing that you enjoyed it as well.

  6. I am looking forward to reading this one and am glad you enjoyed it! I really like Sarah Morgan's books too.