It's here! Publication day for LAST SUMMER AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL. I'm very excited to share this book with you. I appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm. The reviews have been outstanding so far and I hope you agree with the critics... GOLDEN is the perfect escape book you need this summer. Please consider buying a copy for yourself and friends and, if you enjoy it, spread the word and leave a review. 
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In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families – best friends and business partners – have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be – and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?

Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.
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Last Summer at the Golden Hotel is a Book of the Month Pick!

“A high-spirited party of a book… The vanished history of the Catskills is evoked with love and plenty of schmaltz.” (Kirkus)

“Breezy and charming, this is great fun.” (Publisher’s Weekly)
“Written with Friedland’s signature wit and sharp dialogue…Readers will want to book their Catskill getaway immediately.” (Booklist)


I hope you'll join me today for some online publication day events:
I have some other events later this week as well:
  • I'll be on Renee's Reading Club Facebook Group  at 7 p.m EST on Wednesday May 19.
  • I'll be with Jenny Paone on A Mighty Blaze on Facebook at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 20.

The Golden Hotel has been making the rounds. Thanks to @wherethereadergrows, @myteacupandabook, @blue.eyes.and.books, @lauralovestoread, @beautyandthebook, @chill_jilland_read, @momssanity and many more for the bookstagram love.
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