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Publisher's Summary

One woman takes hold of her legacy in an epic tale of Viennese romance, deception, and danger.

Vienna, 1892. Against all odds, at the height of Belle Époque splendor, Anna Sacher has taken possession of her late husband’s hotel, across the street from the famous opera house. At a time when controlling such a business was an opportunity afforded only to men, Anna is as vigilant as she is relentless. Now, under her ownership, the Hotel Sacher thrives amid the tumult of a changing continent, even as intrigue follows in the shadows.

Through its opulent halls stride visitors from all walks of life, including some of the most glamorous figures of Viennese society - opera singers, princes, princesses - and the maids and manservants who wait on them.

Some guests will find romance. Some will unearth secrets. And some will discover much more than they expected....

©2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation by Alison Layland.

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Gave up after 2 hours

I rarely read books in translation because you never really know if you loved or hated it because of the translator. This one started off well enough but got progressively more ridiculous and fractured. There were far too many story lines (some absurd) and after a couple of hours I didn't feel like I knew any of the characters at all. They were all completely one dimensional and said and did things that were just...off. So was this a badly written book made worse by the translation? Who can say? But I did not care one iota what happened to any of these cardboard characters.

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Hotel Sacher

I enjoyed this book very much. It lets you see behind what the historian says. I would recommend this book to all my friends.