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Hotel Moscow: A Novel by Talia Carner
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Hotel Moscow: A Novel

by Talia Carner

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I found this book to be a waste of time -- poor character development, lousy plot, and overall poorly written. I did not finish it and will quickly consign the book to my library donation box. There are too many great books out there to waste time on this one. ( )
  Jcambridge | Oct 21, 2015 |
Not an easy read. Could have been much better. Too much going on and an uneven read. ( )
  pjhess | Sep 14, 2015 |
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This book is about Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and the daughter of jewish holocaust survivors find your life suddenly upended in late september of 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. She accepted an invitation to go to moscow to help women with their business skills and then gets into a world of trouble and it's all a bit much. ( )
  tammychristine | Sep 2, 2015 |
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Hotel Moscow by Talia Carner was an enjoyable read. There were parts in the beginning that focused a little too much on business practices which made those sections read like a text book. Luckily those were few and far between. I agree that having some background information on the subject adds value to the character showing her expertise on the subject, but too much can make a reader lose interest. Overall, the story was entertaining. ( )
  tmsaguid | Aug 28, 2015 |
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This was a difficult book to read, I had to quit after a hundred or so pages. The events only get worse and I read something that made me uncomfortable enough to DNF. It's definitely not something I would recommend to anyone I know. I didn't care for the characters to bother with the story. They seemed more like cardboard stereotypes than people. ( )
  CinaChilders | Aug 19, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062388592, Paperback)

From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman—the daughter of Holocaust survivors—who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy her life.

Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, finds her life suddenly upended in late September 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. Brooke accepts an invitation to join a friend on a mission to Moscow to teach entrepreneurial skills to Russian business women, which will also give her a chance to gain expertise in the new, vast emerging Russian market. Though excited by the opportunity to save her job and be one of the first Americans to visit Russia after the fall of communism, she also wonders what awaits her in the country that persecuted her mother just a generation ago.

Inspired by the women she meets, Brooke becomes committed to helping them investigate the crime that threatens their businesses. But as the uprising of the Russian parliament against President Boris Yeltsin turns Moscow into a volatile war zone, Brooke will find that her involvement comes at a high cost. For in a city where “capitalism” is still a dirty word, where neighbors spy on neighbors and the new economy is in the hands of a few dangerous men, nothing Brooke does goes unnoticed—and a mistake in her past may now compromise her future.

A moving, poignant, and rich novel, Hotel Moscow is an eye-opening portrait of post-communist Russia and a profound exploration of faith, family, and heritage.

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From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy her life. Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, finds her life suddenly upended in late September 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. Brooke accepts an invitation to join a friend on a mission to Moscow to teach entrepreneurial skills to Russian business women, which will also give her a chance to gain expertise in the new, vast emerging Russian market. Though excited by the opportunity to save her job and be one of the first Americans to visit Russia after the fall of communism, she also wonders what awaits her in the country that persecuted her mother just a generation ago. Inspired by the women she meets, Brooke becomes committed to helping them investigate the crime that threatens their businesses. But as the uprising of the Russian parliament against President Boris Yeltsin turns Moscow into a volatile war zone, Brooke will find that her involvement comes at a high cost. For in a city where "capitalism" is still a dirty word, where neighbors spy on neighbors and the new economy is in the hands of a few dangerous men, nothing Brooke does goes unnoticed and a mistake in her past may now compromise her future.… (more)

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