Emma Anderson was orphaned at the age of 14, and now, 6 months later, is on her way to live with her strict and serious aunt, who she barely knows. Emma suspects that some foul play is involved in the selling of her family’s farm, but she cannot prove it. So for the time being, she must submit to her aunt’s wishes. She and her younger brother John find themselves not so much cared for as working for their aunt in her hotel. As Emma tries to help the guests in the hotel with various problems, she is made to take on the duties of a chambermaid. This is not at all what she expected.
While not exactly fascinating or entirely original, this novel was enjoyable. It is a sequel to “The Tinderbox”, which I did not read. I can attest to the fact that this book is very entertaining on it’s own, but I will be looking for the other books by Marianne Brandis soon.