Once in a lifetime, a Christmas present is received that is the greatest gift one could hope for. When the Melrose Hotel in Devon opens its doors for a pre-Christmas weekend of food and friendship, among its guests are residents of a care home, embarking on their first away trip longer than a day out. There is also an embittered husband and wife who only communicate through their daughter, a former police detective whose casebook may not yet be closed, and a kind but troubled man whose devotion to two of his care home compatriots is eclipsed only by his nightmares of a past tragedy. Then there is Amy, an elderly woman whose memory of her past remains locked and lost, including a mystery long gone unsolved.
Turkey and Tinsel at The Melrose Hotel is the second Daisy Yates novel. Daisy is now the manager and head housekeeper at the hotel, and is once again witness to a cast of characters that will both embrace and test the spirit of Christmas, and make this particular festive period unforgettable for some.
If you liked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, you’ll love this book