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Feature book: Christmas Reunion in Paris

27 October 2021

Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding

Series: Christmas at the Harrington Park Hotel #1
Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 1 Oct 2020
Publisher: Mills & Boon Forever
Format: ebook
Length: 174 pages
RRP: $5.99 (ebook)

The Harrington Park Hotel is a lovely series published in the lead up to Christmas 2020, as three siblings reunite to run the iconic London family hotel. After you read this first book, carry on and enjoy the other two.

James Harrington has had a turbulent past. Part of the fabled Harrington Park Hotel dynasty, he watched the family’s beloved hotel fall from grace when it was grossly mismanaged by his mother’s second husband. All those years of tradition and beauty and belonging and family was trashed almost beyond repair by twenty years of inept management. The Harrington children went their separate ways. The hotel is now in such dire trouble their stepfather has filed for bankruptcy. So sad!

James still adores the hotel and wants to preserve its legacy. But how? Suddenly, after twelve long years of silence and estrangement, his older brother Hugo surfaces as the new owner of the hotel. He wants James, and his twin sister Sally’s help to restore the hotel to the beloved London icon it used to be. James is shocked and confused, unsure if this can even happen, especially in the tight time frame for a Christmas re-opening amid the ongoing family tension.

The shocks keep coming. While he’s in a Paris hotel, his whole world rocks when he recognises the hard-working maid as his long-lost teenage girlfriend, Chloe. They were passionately in love back then and planning all sorts of sweet things for their future together. They even snuck away on an illicit holiday, just the two of them, their parents imagining them anywhere but together, making love.

Their idyllic bubble burst when Chloe realised she was pregnant. Both were daunted because they were still so young. But they were also brave enough to think about the future together. James swore earnestly he would always look after Chloe and the baby.

Then they were ripped apart, with no way to contact each other. James was sent away on a long sports trip and Chloe’s family took her not only out of school, but away from home. There was no chance for them to speak or know where the other had gone, and both hearts were broken. Imagine their shock to meet in a chance moment in a Paris hotel bedroom.

Chloe is vastly different from that idealistic, sweet teenager with stars in her eyes and a love baby in her belly. She’s no more likely to fall into James’ arms again than fly to the moon. Life’s been hard and lonely for her. She’s worked desperately hard at three jobs, worried and fretted and planned as best she could, but barely kept afloat. Nothing, and everything, has changed. James is right in front of her, but still a world away. She flees.

The odds seem impossible for Chloe and James to reunite. Their lives have changed so much. And yet …

This is a tender second-chance-at-love romance. Like me, I’m sure you’ll be compelled to read the rest of the books and meet James’ twin Sally and older brother Hugo. Worth it.

Reviewed by Malvina

A review copy of this book was provided by the author’s publicist.

One Comment
  1. Ronwyn Proctor permalink
    1 November 2021 2:44 am

    Re-read all these books last weekend, a delightful series.

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