By Ruth Hogan
In her new novel, Ruth Hogan (bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes) writes an uplifting novel of mothers, daughters, families, secrets and the overriding power of friendship. Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked many things, but most of all she loved living in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel, amidst an endearing and loving family of misfits – both staff and guests alike. But without warning, she is sent away to boarding school. Years later, after her mother dies, Tilda goes back to Brighton. With the help of her beloved Queenie, she sets about unravelling the mystery of her sudden exile from the hotel. She discovers her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all. An absorbing, tender and heartfelt story of a complicated mother-daughter relationship told with warmth, empathy and humour. Fans of Ruth Hogan will not be disappointed with this charming story.
Matakana Village Books