"Her Family owns the Hopewell Hotel, a s,all hotel in the heart of New York City. Her nineteen-year-old brother ,Spencer, is an out of work actor facing a family deadline to get his career in order. Eighteen-year-old Lila has the delicate looks of a model, the practical nature of a nurse, and a wealthy society boyfriend. Eleven-year-old Marlene is the family terror with a tragic past.
When the Matins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take ocer the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. for Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both of a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesnt quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, Spencer's career to save, Lola's love life to navigate around, and marlene's prying eyes everywhere, things won't be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of theivery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.
They show as they say must always go on..."
Maureen Johnson is a inspiring, funny author that is touching the hearts of many your readers of today. She is personally one of my favorite authors. This book is full of funny irony and twist and turns on every page. Scarlett is a well thought up character that anyone can feel an attachment to, along with every other character. This books is also a part of a new series that maureen is writting. I cant wait to get a hold of the next one. you can also look at an interactive map of scarlettes journey: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=102312066307931969077.000442d6d06efbd923692&z=13
I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did!
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