Problems… at the Lakeside Hotel #books #comingsoon

Four weeks to go until Problems at the Lakeside Hotel is published, the third in my feel-good fiction series and the last this spring. (Next time, we have Christmas at Lakeside…) In this book it’s May, though, and Stacy and Rico are facing a different kind of challenge. They’re together at last and it’s all good with the hotel, but the beautiful summer weather is about to turn everything sour.

Thanks as always here to James at Go On Write for the gorgeous cover image. These covers are all so beautifully “Swiss” – they’re a little bit different and perfect for the books.

Here’s the blurb:

When you can’t put a price on love…

Stacy’s new life in Switzerland seems idyllic – a beautiful home amidst fabulous scenery, the man of her dreams and an interesting job. But then comes trouble…

Last winter’s snow means an overfull lake, Rico is moody and distant, and the daily problems attached to running a hotel range from head lice to irate guests and lost rodents. Meanwhile, new receptionist Alex is battling with family problems as he tries to do the right thing for everyone. He loves Lakeside, but coming here may be a step too far. Family relationships are strained as never before, and the price of love could lose him his beloved new job.

The lake is still rising and tempers are frayed, but it isn’t until Rico goes missing that Stacy realises she could lose everything she holds dear. Will the Lakeside Hotel survive the summer?

In this book, I’ve used a lot of personal experience – in 1999, we really did have an overfull lake; not to put too fine a point on it, we had a flood. Board walkways over water was the norm in towns and villages along the lake, and you couldn’t get a wellie boot for love nor money. So I was able to sympathise with the Lakeside gang as they struggled with pumps and sodden footwear.

And of course, there’s some travel in this book too as the characters go off on excursions south of the Alps and to Zurich and Lucerne. Read all about it in four weeks’ time…

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2 Responses to Problems… at the Lakeside Hotel #books #comingsoon

  1. Looking forward to it!

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