Secrets and lies…at Nantucket’s most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.
The Whitley is Nantucket’s most exclusive waterfront hotel–a sprawling collection of pristine white cottages and an elegant main building on a long stretch of private, white sandy beach.
It’s a family owned business–brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, all work there in various capacities.
Paula is happy in her back office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin–who then blames Paula.
Meanwhile, a blond romantic comedy superstar is hiding out at The Hotel for a few months. She meets Paula’s brother, a chef–who has no idea who she is–and she likes it that way.
Paula’s grandfather also hires a consultant to help her settle into her new role. But she isn’t sure what to think of David, who grew up on Nantucket but now lives in Manhattan.
He’s a brilliant consultant and will be assessing Paula’s suitability for the role. He’s also home for another reason, a difficult family issue that makes Manhattan seem very far away.
A new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller author of The Nantucket Inn and The Restaurant.
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But Hallie would have none of it. “Paula had nothing to do with this. She doesn’t even know if she’s going to take the job. She was shocked. She was never after your job, Andrea.”
“Well, she has it now. That actually makes me feel worse if it’s true.”
“I’m just saying, don’t be mad at her. None of this is her fault. Grandfather just did what he felt was best for everyone.”
“I don’t know about that.”
“Have you decided what you will do?” her mother asked.
Andrea sighed. “I don’t really have much of a choice, do I? I thought I’d ask Grandfather for a few weeks off before I start. Harry gave a month notice a week ago, so that would give me three weeks to take a break and start sending resumes out. I know the job so there’s no training required.”
Her mother looked concerned. “So, you’ll try for another management job. Will you just focus on Nantucket or look off-island, too?”
“I don’t think there’s much available here on Nantucket, and everyone knows me as a Whitley. That might not be an easy transition, even if there is anything available. I think I might have to focus on the Boston area, maybe even New York.”
“I think you should give the concierge role a real chance first. What if you love it?” her sister said.
“I’m not ruling anything out. But I need to keep all my options open.”