The Mariposa Hotel

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The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, Heather B. Moore

The Mariposa Hotel
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town. In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever...

Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series:
The Fortune Café
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941145814
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 650,367
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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The Mariposa Hotel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the third book in the Tangerine Street Romance, The Mariposa Hotel entertaining reading. Authors Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore have created fun, unpredictable novellas which take place at the new Mariposa Hotel in Seashell Beach. Three women: Mari, Brooke, and Reagan. Three unexpected plots. Three touching stories. The Mariposa Hotel does not disappoint and is delightful to read. Full of well written stories that loosely intertwine to engage readers in compelling plots, The Mariposa Hotel speaks to hearts who long for happy endings. Maybe the butterfly wishing well at the Mariposa is magic after all. Happy reading. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of The Mariposa Hotel for my candid review.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Three short stories that all take place in the Mariposa Hotel in Seaside Beach, CA, and have all end up at a unique hidden garden and a wishing bowl. This is a special big bowl that has been brought from Mexico and has butterflies in its design. All make wishes that they hope will come true! The stories are all based on some of the people, who work at the hotel, and they meet that special guest, and we hope that these short-term relationships will lead to a future. You are going to love the setting of these stories; I sure would love to visit this beautiful place and setting. The Inn is described as we read each story, and we even get to experience the beach. The stories are fast and can be read in one setting, and you will get lost in them really quickly. Enjoy. I received this book through I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, and was not required to give a positive review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
The Ghost of 913 Mari, a hotel maid working to pay college tuition and studying criminology, notices the tiniest details and is intrigued by the "ghost" who barely leaves a trace in his room. U.S. marshal Grant is involved with witness protection and feels he can't share details about his work with Mari which sets the scene for misunderstanding as they instantly connect but his job eventually gets in the way. My favorite story of the three, I loved the dimension to each of the characters. Mari and Grant both have deeper struggles they are working to overcome and find healing in their relationship with each other. I also appreciated that they took a week or two to get to know each other before diving into a romance. Butterfly Kisses Ridley, acclaimed photographer who subs as concierge while in town shooting a surf competition meets Brooke, a plastic surgeon trying to recruit doctors to join her on a charity trip to repair cleft palates. Both make assumptions about the other based on stereotypes without getting the whole story, but end up falling for each other as they entertain what was supposed to be just a fling. This story seemed a little more "surface" to me as Brooke and Ridley flirted with each other despite the stereotypes they each disdained about the other. They did share some pretty romantic moments, but there wasn't a foundation of trust behind their initial relationship. Dreams Come True Regean is the hotel events manager handling a charity gala for Hollywood producer KC Woods with a demanding assistant, but when she meets Kevin in the lobby, accepts a date only to discover later he is one and the same. More mistaken assumptions complicate things but Reagan bravely gives him a second chance and helps him smooth out some family drama that followed him to the hotel. I liked the chemistry between Kevin and Reagan, even though it moved pretty quickly. There was a decent balance of physical attraction and appreciation of personality. The fact that Reagan stepped out of her comfort zone to embrace the romantic moments with Kevin made their relationship more special. The subplot of Kevin's family drama rounded out the story nicely. (Thank you to Ebooks For Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
momisreading More than 1 year ago
This is part of the Tangerine Street Romances. It contains three novellas, all set at the Mariposa Hotel. An old wishing well, brought from a small town in Mexico is featured in each story. I loved the whole legend surrounding the well and the wishes made there. Ghost of 913…Mari, a maid at the hotel, is asked to clean room 913 for the duration of a guests stay. When she goes to the room, it is spotless, with very little evidence someone has even been there. She begins to think of the room’s occupant as her ghost. Mari is a strong, independent woman. I liked her personality. I also loved that she always referred to her ex-husband as “the bad decision,” never by name. Grant is such a great guy! I loved how he left little puzzles for Mari in the room. And that last scene!! So sweet! Butterfly Kisses…As a favor for a friend, Ridley fills in as concierge at the Mariposa. He finds a way to interact with Brooke, the girl he noticed earlier, through that role. He soon realizes that what starts out as a possible weekend, vacation relationship could be more. This was a cute romance with each making a lot of assumptions about the other. Brooke has such a big heart! And Ridley is so fun and definitely knows how to woo a woman. And of course, I loved Tom Hiddleston’s part in the story! Dreams Come True…Raegan is the events coordinator at the Mariposa. They have booked a charity gala that will have many Hollywood celebrities attending. After all, the charity was started by Hollywood producer KC Wood. When Raegan meets Kevin, a couple days before the gala, she is immediately intrigued, until she finds out he is KC Wood. This was another story showing that stereotypes and assumptions aren’t always correct. I also liked the examples of overcoming odds. And the romance was great! I really enjoyed all of the novellas! Definitely all sigh worthy! Each romance took place at the hotel, but each was unique. I had one issue with the collection. At the end of the first story, Mari no longer works at the hotel, but she’s in the next two stories working there. So, I guess the stories were taking place during the same time period? I’m really not sure. I like seeing characters I know in other stories, but from my perspective Mari didn’t work there anymore, so it was just weird. I loved the collection though, and would definitely recommend it! I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars for this next book in the Tangerine Street Romances. So far these 3 authors have put together 3 Tangerine Street Romances. The first is The Fortune Cafe. The second is The Boardwalk Antiques Shop. This 3rd installment is much like those in that there are 3 separate stories, each by one of the authors. Each book takes place in the small beach town on the touristy Tangerine Street full of shops. The authors have a "townful" of possibilities for more stories and I look forward to reading each of them. The Mariposa Hotel has a beautiful and somewhat secret garden on the main floor. In the middle is a beautiful old wishing well. The characters in these 3 novellas have the opportunity to stay in the hotel and visit this wishing well. There is romance, miscommunication and magic from this amazing well to create 3 separate, yet connected stories. I appreciate that in all three stories, the characters are a bit more mature (meaning they are older than 20). They have experienced relationships, education, jobs and in some cases have children they care for. They have had successes in life as well as disappointments. This allows them to bring a little "baggage" to the stories that gives them depth and interest. This is a quick, fun, and romance filled book. Warnings: None I would let my 17 year old read this book.
CamiChecketts More than 1 year ago
I have loved every one of these Tangerine Street romances. I really can't say which is my favorite. The Mariposa Hotel is a fabulous addition. Each story has depth of characterization, fabulous writing, and just the right amount of clean romance. I don't like thinking this is the end for Tangerine Street. Please keep it going!
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
Ghost of 913 This was such a fun story. I'm kind of a sucker for the stories that don't always line up like a fairy tale. We have to work for our own life stories, so I like it when Authors write that way as well. Life doesn't always come easy. I loved this story and the bond that Mari and Grant were able to form and the. Way they had to work to have a relationship. Can't wait to read the rest! Butterfly Kisses Like Brooke and Ridley my hubs had planned for our first date to just be a weekend fling thing. We are now 18 years and going strong. I truly believe in a friendship and a bond that can be formed in a day and that's what I have and what these 2 have in this story! Loved every single page! Dreams Come True Sometimes it is hard not to judge someone by the things you know about them. It is always important to form an opinion on your own from your own experiences. I feel like that is the moral of this story. I loved the bond they are able to form and for the happily ever after at the end! All of the Tangerine street books are awesome! If you haven't read the others it is just as good as this one! Note: I was given in copy of this book by the Authors in exchange for an honest review!
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
The Mariposa Hotel is yet another wonderful addition to A Tangerine Street Romance series. This third installment to the series is the best one yet. This is a quick and fun read. Highly recommended. 5 plus stars.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy from Singing Librarian Book Tours in exchange for an honest review* These three authors are on my favorites list and I love to read their stories and how they manage to tie them each together with a common thread. In this case, it's a hotel. The Mariposa Hotel is in a great tourist town in California and is fairly new to town. A wishing well sits in the garden and is the source of many great wishes. The book begins with the story of Mari, a hotel maid. That would definitely be a hard job to do, but Mari is very good at it and is specifically requested to take care of a certain room. The room is so spotless that it seems a ghost lives there. I love the way the story plays out, showing a great, strong female lead, who is determined to make her own way in life. I really admire Mari and love the romance angle--love doesn't always come in the expected package. Keeping with the hotel theme, the second story tells about Ridley and Brooke. Ridley used to work as a hotel concierge and steps right in to help while staying there for his job. While "working," he meets Brooke, another guest. In this case, both characters are assumed to be something they're not and there are some laugh-out-loud moments that happen because of this. People can't always be put in a little, tiny box and the journey and discoveries are great! I laughed, I sighed with contentment, and I swooned a little. The Tom Hiddleson references didn't hurt. What other job could possibly relate to a hotel? Raegan is the hotel's events coordinator and after assuming a few things about a big Hollywood producer, she, too, discovers that things (and people) are always how they seem to be. Kevin is a great guy with an undeserved reputation. Here again, there are swoony moments, misunderstandings, and a great journey of self-discovery. The Mariposa Hotel is full of sweet, clean romance in a fabulous setting. can you go wrong with a beach? I loved the characters and the fun stories that left me feeling good and happy. This is one that I finished reading with that happily ever after sigh of contentment. Content: mild romance (kissing, some vaguely implied events); nothing else of note. Clean!
jeanettedummer More than 1 year ago
The Mariposa Hotel I’m a huge fan of anthologies. I always tell myself I’m only going to read one of the stories. Then I read them all at once. Oops. These were all fantastic. I loved that the stories were connected, yet separate. Sometimes it bothers me when they intertwine too much but this was a great balance. GHOST OF 913 This story was absolutely darling. So many of these stories are quick and you worry about the future a bit, but this one was a slow burn and I liked it. The characters were very believable. I understood the decisions. Sweet, sweet characters. BUTTERFLY KISSES Sometimes the stories with a lot of assumptions and accusations turn out well, and I guess this one did too but it was my least favorite of the 3. I actually liked the main guy, but the girl kind of irked me. I felt like she was a bit of a contradiction. She claimed to be level headed but all I saw her do was make emotional decisions. Ah well. The story was worth reading, but not my favorite. DREAMS COME TRUE This one was my favorite. I will be honest, I roll my eyes every time I start a story about the rich and famous boy who falls for the normal, yet gorgeous, girl. But this one had quite a bit of depth and the famous thing really wasn’t a conversation topic after we got to know the characters a bit more. They were honest and open and I loved it.