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I really enjoyed this book. I’d heard so many great things about this series and Anton as an author, I was so excited to get stuck in!

The third installment of the series follows those at the Buckingham Hotel through 1938, as the deal with both personal joy and the fear of the war that seems to be looming. This felt particularly poignant given the current circumstances, highlighting that despite fear and uncertainty, we should try to find joy where we can.

This is the first book of this series that I have read, and I will now be putting the other two on my list to santa. I have completely fallen in love with the characters and want to learn everything I can about this magnificent hotel. Anton has managed to create beautifully vivid and diverse characters, placed in an excellent setting. It has a wonderful feeling of being both grand and ‘common’, with so many different classes mixing throughout.

I felt so many emotions throughout: joy, heartache, fear, anger. I loved the way some loose ends were tied up by the end of the novel, leaving just enough for me to long desperately for the next installment. We need more of this series please!!

Is there anything Mr Du Beke cannot do?! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light, heartwarming historical novel!