When retired actor Buffy is left a Welsh bed and breakfast in an old friend's will, he decides to leave London and try to run it himself. Buffy isn't really a cook or housekeeper--but he is a fun and sociable host. With help from two of his daughters and local resident, Voda, he attempts to make a go of it. Offering cooking basic car repair classes along with a place to stay, Buffy hopes he can help the place stay afloat. Throughout Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach explores Buffy's extended family's lives, along with those of the people who come and stay. An enjoyable story filled with love and humor.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.