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The Portofino Hotel has only been open for a few weeks, but problems are already mounting for its owner, Bella Ainsworth. Its high-calibre guests are demanding and difficult to please. And she’s being attacked by a scheming and corrupt local politician who threatens to drag her into the red-hot cauldron of Mussolini’s Italy.
To make matters worse, her marriage is in trouble and her children are still struggling to recover from the effects of World War I. All eyes are on the arrival of a potential love match for their son Lucian, but events don’t go as planned, with far-reaching consequences for the whole family.
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I loved the Hotel Portofino. But I also love Downton Abbey. Focusing on the book, the reader will find a thin plot but character-driven story filled with a wonderfully complex cross-section of people.
Bella Ainsworth, the daughter of a wealthy British industrialist, is the central figure as owner and proprietor of Hotel Portofino. After World War I, she convinced her husband that her whole family needed a fresh start and what better place than where they once honeymooned: Portofino, Italy. The hotel has just opened and the usual things go wrong. But beyond that are the hotel guests and staff.
Lady Latchmere and her grandniece (what secret is Lady hiding?); Julia Drummond-Ward and her niece Rose (Julia is the ex-lover of Bella’s husband Cecil; Rose is the farmer who almost brought the Ainsworths and Drummond-Wards together); Count Albani and his nephew Roberto; Lucian Ainsworth; Alice Mays-Smith (Bella and Cecil’s widowed daughter) and her infant daughter Lottie; Jack Turner and Claudine Pascal (American tycoon and her lover); Plum and Lizzie (international tennis star and his wife); Constance (the young British nanny with a secret of her own); Betty and Billy (the cook and her teenage son, both from the UK); and a host of other supporting characters.
The reader is introduced to this international mix of characters in the spectacularly beautiful city of Portofino: some you will love, some you will hate and some you will feel sorry for. Each character is designed to convey a different emotion to the reader. And as the story progresses, each character develops in unforeseen ways.
Many critics have said that they didn’t mind the ending of the story as they felt it was quite abrupt. However, I enjoyed the ending for what it was: the beginning of the second chapter in what I hope will be the Hotel Portofino saga. I think this book is meant to be more of a commentary on humanity’s weaknesses than a story with a definite ending. We have to imagine for ourselves what will happen to each of the characters in the future. And one day we will hopefully find out.
Thankfully, Hotel Portofino will be a PBS series later this year in 2022. I look forward to seeing them with high expectations.
Bella opens the Hotel Portofino on the Italian Riviera for English guests. This is something you have dreamed of and want to make successful. Things aren’t going so well for Bella. Guests are demanding and the local cop, who is one of the black-clad fascists, is not nice to the hotel or Bella.
Money is tight and the rich girl your son is supposed to marry is not working. Then she finds out that her husband has gambling debts that he can’t pay back. Bella is distraught and then more problems arise. At a difficult time for Bella’s investment in the hotel, her marriage also finds itself in trouble.
This is an image of a hotel with foreign visitors in a foreign place. It’s a place with different types of people and unfortunately too many different variables to count. Banned romance novels, stolen paintings, anti-fascist groups, then there are the fascist groups.
Set on the rich and beautiful Italian Riviera, with the rich, the wannabe rich, the locals and the servants, this book grabs you from page one, it doesn’t disappoint.
I would recommend this book as a good read…or listen to whatever you prefer.
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