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  • Paperback: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin; Reprint edition (8 Dec 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312573898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312573898
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 793,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like Tuscany's beauty, this book is heaped with delicious words and literary creativity. It's thoroughly engrossing (North Wales' The Chronicle (SUMMER IN TUSCANY))

Great for the beach (Prize Magazine (SUMMER IN TUSCANY))

A heartwarming, romantic adventure . . . a great one for Francophiles, features real places restaurants and hotels in France. (Hello (THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS))

The characters are brilliant and full of warmth. A book you can get lost in (Yorkshire Evening Post (SUMMER IN TUSCANY))

The popular Adler gets the dynamics of a new relationship pitch-perfect . . . But it's the detailed, realistic description of the trip to France that makes her latet great vicarious vacation reading. (Publishers Weekly (THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS)) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Of all the hotels he could have walked in to ... he had to walk in to hers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on 6 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
My wife's book, and her comments! "A good story set in wonderful scenery, have read this several times and am still enjoying it, a perfect holiday read, or to cheer me up during the winter months"
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Characters and settings that enchant! 18 Sep 2003
By S. Gould - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Elizabeth Adler has once again created a story that vividly transports its reader to an exotic site allowing one to believe they've actually visited. "The Hotel Riviera", an aging eight room villa, sits nestled on a sandy beach near Saint Tropez. Its proprietor and chef, Lola Laforet, quietly caters to the needs of her small but adoring group of guests while her personal life unravels. Her husband, Patrick, has gone missing and the police suspect her of offing him. Several unscrupulous people have approached her claiming to be owed large sums from her missing husband and seeking ownership of her beloved Hotel Riviera. Just when she thinks things can be no worse help comes in the form of an enigmatic but handsome drifter and sailor who has dropped anchor in her bay. Jack Farrar seems too good to be true but he is always there when Lola needs him, and along with her assorted guests they tackle the problem of finding Patrick and saving the Hotel Riviera.
Adler skillfully develops her plot and characters, slowly revealing small histories and traits until you find you have grown thoroughly attached and entirely too fond of them. It is almost as if you are leaving friends when the story has ended, but the trip is truly worthwhile.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
delightful contemporary romance 4 Sep 2003
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
American expatriate Lola LaForet manages the eight-room HOTEL RIVIERA located near St. Tropez, France. She also cooks for her guests, many of whom are repeat customers. Six years ago she married Patrick before learning he was a womanizer who enjoyed the nightlife. Six months ago, Patrick left to buy Lola a birthday present, but never returned home.
Lola looks out to the sea only to see a naked male with a beautiful woman on his sloop, the Bad Dog. The nude hunk, Jack Farrar realizes that a beautiful voyeur has been ogling him. Unable to resist he comes to the Hotel Riviera to meet his peeping Tomato. From that first encounter, he and Lola quickly find they are very attracted to one an another and begin to fall in love. However, the police find Patrick's abandoned vehicle and believe that Lola killed him.
Though the intrigue involving Patrick is fun to follow, readers visiting the HOTEL RIVIERA will enjoy the romantic relationship between the lead duo told in the first person. The cast is a sound substantial group that provides further insight into the prime pair especially guests at the hotel. Fans of a contemporary romance with a relatively late touch of suspense will take much delight with a trip to the Riviera.
Harriet Klausner
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A Lot of Vacation for Your Buck 9 Mar 2004
By Mamalinde - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Where else but in the wonderful world of books can you escape the wintry world and stay in an intimate hotel on the coast of France, where the sun shines and the moon glows over the cove? The guests might arrive by dinghy, or motorcycle or more conventional transportation. Lola, transplanted American hostess welcomes her guests and treats them to culinary wonders each evening on the terrace over looking the shimmering sea. But all is not well at the Hotel Riveria, Lola's husband Patrick having disappeared without a trace and the police (who were initially reluctant to investigate the missing husband) are now eyeing Lola suspiciously. Add to this a Queenly British guest, a naked man from an anchored sloop, a greedy millionaire on an enormous yacht, and a sleek and sexy "childhood friend" of the missing husband - as well as a couple of loving pets and the formula moves from languid vacation to international intrigue. A delightful escape/fairy tale and an author who knows how to bring a beautiful painting to life.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Revel in the Sensual Pleasures of the Riviera 5 Nov 2003
By Antoinette Klein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Elizabeth Adler has penned one of her warmest and most sensual novels and set it in the exquisite south of France. Lola Laforet, the endearing heroine, has been desserted by her handsome husband and left as the gourmet chef of a quaint Riviera auberge they had owned. Things become increasingly intense when police suspect Lola of her husband's murder, a handsome American ex-patriate docks his boat in her harbor, and a very Miss Marple-like guest takes a motherly interest in Lola.
If you like your wine cool and your men hot, you will thorougly enjoy this romp through a maze of ex-lovers, people with secret agendas, and endearing pets who settle comfortably into your heart.
Beyond all the romance and intrigue we have come to expect from Elizabeth Adler, it is the utterly delicious descriptions of the food that will delight the reader. Mouth-watering recipes will leave you wishing for your own romantic getaway to the Riviera. But beware, once you meet the delightful characters in this one, you will be sad to say au revoir.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A cozy book with a very apt depiction of the south of France 25 Feb 2004
By N. Cox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Hotel Riviera is a wonderful read. The author's descriptions of the south of France are very accurate. I live in Europe so I can say that! Her descriptions of gourmet foods were wonderful and mouthwatering so I was enjoying this book before I ever got to the romance. However, I was not let down by the romance between Lola and Jack or the mystery surrounding her husband. An excellent and fun read. Better than comfort food!
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