Stan’s the man at the historic, stately Maycliff Inn on the picturesque coast of Maine. He’s the bellman in charge of … everything.
Heidi Barnes second novel, The Bellman’s SECRET (Rarebird) continues the adventures of Stan Douglas, in THE BELLMAN. Stan’s a teenager who left home in the late 1980’s to find his fortune and ended up working in the Maycliff Inn. THE BELLMAN’S SECRET celebrates coming of age, workplace pranks, and the joy and pain of being young and in love.
Stan makes sure Mrs. Butterfield’s dog, Pickering is walked, fed and overall, treated with TLC. He confirms the preppy-four led by an orange-clad, Branson are stocked up with Moet Chandon and a New Zealand mate has his beer buzz on. Stan ensures Ms. Malone has a discreet suite to run her “business.” He checks on Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, as well as Dr. and Mrs. Bernstein most-interesting connection. Unschooled in relationships and naïve about girls, Stan is caught up in trying to pursue his first love, Mindy, whose love/hate/indifferent behavior baffles him while simultaneously juggling the quirky needs of the revolving door of eccentric Inn guests – all, while making sure his boss, Mrs. Lyncott doesn’t give him his walking papers.
At two-hundred pages, it’s a quick fun read and it couldn’t be situated in a more beautiful location: on the Maine coast at Bar Harbor. I hope it gets the marketing and buzz it deserves! Readers don’t want to miss a stay at the The Maycliff.
Heidi Barnes ran her family’s Bar Harbor, Maine Inn for years, which inspired THE BELLMAN and THE BELLMAN’S SECRET. She has lived around the world, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Canada – and now, resides in Los Angeles. She enjoys outdoor activities, loves animals and is a devoted mother of three. THE BELLMAN’S SECRET is her second novel.
Thanks to BookExpo and RAREBIRD publishing, we have copies of THE BELLMAN and THE BELLMAN’S SECRET to giveaway. Just tell us a story about staying at an Inn or hotel. We’ll announce winners soon. Good luck.
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