Grand Affair

Grand Affair➶ [Read] ➲ Grand Affair By Charlotte Bingham ➾ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Ottilie Cartaret is born in London into a family of boys dominated by their genial mother, Ma O Flaherty For the first four years of her life, all Ottilie knows is love until, that is, the erring fath Ottilie Cartaret is born in London into a family of boys dominated by their genial mother, Ma O Flaherty For the first four years of her life, all Ottilie knows is love until, that is, the erring father of the boys, the ever absent Mr O Flaherty, sends enough money from America for the O Flahertys to move to what Ma imagines will be rural bliss in CornwallTrue, St Elcomb is by the sea and in s Britain is certainly rural but, for the O Flahertys, it is not bliss Never mind their poverty or the damp cottage which Ma has bought for them, the enmity of the local people is what proves insuperableThe family unit having been destroyed by Ma s death, Ottilie is adopted by Mr and Mrs Cartaret, a wealthy couple who run the Grand Hotel in St Elcomb It is to these palatial surroundings that Ottilie is removed, away from her brothers and everything which she loves Here she becomes pampered and spoilt, not just by her adopted parents but by all the visitors to the hotel, with the exception of their mysterious annual guest whom Ottilie nicknames GREY LADYTimes however are changing and not just for Ottilie but for the hotel too, and as the regulars to the now decaying hotel die off, the Cartarets find they are unable to adapt to modern ways That Ottilie becomes their greatest asset and they live to rejoice in the day they adopted her is undoubted, but that Ottilie perhaps sacrifices too much herself to save the Grand is something she soon comes to realize. ottilie is unofficially adopted by ma o flaherty after her mother died in childbirth and the weather was too bad to take her to the hospital or social services along with her 3 brothers they move from london to cornwall and live an idyllic life before ma dies and she is adopted by a rich couple who own the grand hotel here she immerses herself in the hotel s guests as her new parents r not particularly loving and strikes up a friendship with mrs le marine they also decide to try and get to the ottilie is unofficially adopted by ma o flaherty after her mother died in childbirth and the weather was too bad to take her to the hospital or social services along with her 3 brothers they move from london to cornwall and live an idyllic life before ma dies and she is adopted by a rich couple who own the grand hotel here she immerses herself in the hotel s guests as her new parents r not particularly loving and strikes up a friendship with mrs le marine they also decide to try and get to the bottom of the mysterious blue lady who arrives every hear and stays for a month in the honeymoon suite where she previously stayed with her new husband who is now dead circumstances means she is cut adrift after a brief sojorn in paris attending a culinary course then she returns to cornwall and starts to turn the angel inn around life turns full circle and she is back at the grand and 2 of her brothers also reappear in her life can she finally find out who she is and what she stands for good characterisation but takes some time to really get going also a lot was too co incidental especially the ending which quite honestly i could not swallow and quite frankly it dragged would have liked there to have beenabout mrs le martine also why the planned new appearance of the grand seemed to be familar to ottilie was not addressed 3.5 stars bev I found this book good at the beginning but then it started getting boring so I skipped a lot of pages and read the end Thought it was boring. A little bit formulaic I prefer her earlier novels A story about Ottilie and her various families and how she succeeds in the hotel business Great bedtime reading Bit of a chick lit but hubby enjoyed it too actually

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    Mass Market Paperback ß Grand Affair MOBI ¿ bought for them, the enmity of the local people is what proves insuperableThe family unit having been destroyed by Ma s death, Ottilie is adopted by Mr and Mrs Cartaret, a wealthy couple who run the Grand Hotel in St Elcomb It is to these palatial surroundings that Ottilie is removed, away from her brothers and everything which she loves Here she becomes pampered and spoilt, not just by her adopted parents but by all the visitors to the hotel, with the exception of their mysterious annual guest whom Ottilie nicknames GREY LADYTimes however are changing and not just for Ottilie but for the hotel too, and as the regulars to the now decaying hotel die off, the Cartarets find they are unable to adapt to modern ways That Ottilie becomes their greatest asset and they live to rejoice in the day they adopted her is undoubted, but that Ottilie perhaps sacrifices too much herself to save the Grand is something she soon comes to realize. ottilie is unofficially adopted by ma o flaherty after her mother died in childbirth and the weather was too bad to take her to the hospital or social services along with her 3 brothers they move from london to cornwall and live an idyllic life before ma dies and she is adopted by a rich couple who own the grand hotel here she immerses herself in the hotel s guests as her new parents r not particularly loving and strikes up a friendship with mrs le marine they also decide to try and get to the ottilie is unofficially adopted by ma o flaherty after her mother died in childbirth and the weather was too bad to take her to the hospital or social services along with her 3 brothers they move from london to cornwall and live an idyllic life before ma dies and she is adopted by a rich couple who own the grand hotel here she immerses herself in the hotel s guests as her new parents r not particularly loving and strikes up a friendship with mrs le marine they also decide to try and get to the bottom of the mysterious blue lady who arrives every hear and stays for a month in the honeymoon suite where she previously stayed with her new husband who is now dead circumstances means she is cut adrift after a brief sojorn in paris attending a culinary course then she returns to cornwall and starts to turn the angel inn around life turns full circle and she is back at the grand and 2 of her brothers also reappear in her life can she finally find out who she is and what she stands for good characterisation but takes some time to really get going also a lot was too co incidental especially the ending which quite honestly i could not swallow and quite frankly it dragged would have liked there to have beenabout mrs le martine also why the planned new appearance of the grand seemed to be familar to ottilie was not addressed 3.5 stars bev I found this book good at the beginning but then it started getting boring so I skipped a lot of pages and read the end Thought it was boring. A little bit formulaic I prefer her earlier novels A story about Ottilie and her various families and how she succeeds in the hotel business Great bedtime reading Bit of a chick lit but hubby enjoyed it too actually "/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Grand Affair
  • Charlotte Bingham
  • English
  • 05 September 2017
  • 0553505009