July 19, 2019
Remember Edith? She originally went to the resort after she had been ill, and then was invited back to interview for a hostess position…
Burning with Curiosity…
He’s there every day, at lunch. At the same table. He recognized her immediately, and gave her that cryptic half-smile that curls her toes…
She’s frankly thrilled that she’s wearing such an elegant uniform. They actually did alterations on her dress before she started working! Imagine…
After her interview, they decided to hire her immediately. They took her to the room that would be hers, on 2nd floor of the back wing of the hotel, where the staff lived. Women are on the 2nd floor, and men on the 3rd…
She was able to leave the clothing that she had taken with her for her interview there in her closet; she was going to come back in 3 days to start work, so there was no reason to bring anything home with her, right?
Once she got home, she planned, and shopped, and planned some more. Staff could dine IN THE DINING ROOM if they were appropriately dressed – it’s quite a progressive business, she thought….
She already had nice casual clothes with her, so she focused on some pretty dresses to wear to dinner; apparently, he also dined every night at the same table at which he lunched!
Her mother is a little bit taken aback by earrings that MOVE! And the navy sandals seem a bit…. mature… in her eyes. Edith doesn’t mention to her mother that she might tie her yellow shirt in the front, rather than tuck it in…. She feels quite adult, and more than a little bit fast at the very thought!
And yes, her navy dress is printed with hearts! She’s a little bit nervous about that…
She loves her little room. She loves her job – the guests are so interesting, funny and nice to her…
And she found that her dining table for evening meals has been moved to be RIGHT BESIDE his…
Finally, she musters the courage to ask the dinner hostess (who has been very kind to her!) about her strange male acquaintance.
“Well, I’m not supposed to tell you this….”
” Oh please, I’m just dying to know more about him!”
heavy sigh from her friend….
“He is the undercover head of security for the entire resort complex. We aren’t supposed to know who he is, but everybody who works here knows it.”
Does anybody else expect a guest to fall dead into their soup just ANY day now?
p.s. Four years ago, our heroine was attending a corporate team building event. They can be the stuff of nightmares, but at least you can dress well!
Book Goddess says
I love this wardrobe! Now I’m dreaming of a seaside resort and lovely dresses to float around in….
The wardrobe is lovely, but the story is even better! I can’t wait for the sequel … yes, a nice murder for the hero and heroine to solve would be just the thing. Perhaps a rude guest?
I would love to be the heroine and wear all her beautiful clothes. Please revisit this story in the autumn. I can’t wait to find out what happens next (and what she will be wearing).
Oh that creative mind of yours ! You need a publisher !
Of course the clothes are lovely but I love the story and can’t wait for the next installment!
The clothes are great and the story….well, it’s fabulous! I love how you create a story with each wardrobe.
Deborah Singh-Boos says
The wardrobe is fabulous and the story line… well I am anxiously awaiting the next installment. There seems to be a problem with the Nordstrom site as there are no pictures of the items and the text is all jumbled.
Loved the art, loved the story, loved the color!
Elena Williams says
Just reminiscing about how much I love Jack Vettirano and his art. So romantic, mysterious, colorful, dangerous. So much fun to read about the lady in his picture…smile. I have his art “The Singing Butler” on my wall. It’s in our favorite colors, red, black, grey, etc. I’m sure you have already seen it, but when I bought it it was the first time and that was 20 years ago.
Erin Roy says
As an Agatha Christie lover, I’m loving this developing character and background. You may have to continue her on into next year if we just get quarterly vignettes.
I would take this wardrobe in an instant. To me, the 30’s/40’s influence, reflects a time when women were feminine, yet making changes and strides in society. They may have still been limited compared to now in many ways, but the depression and WW2 period set up a time of change which allowed women to show what we are capable of. I’m a SAHM, but I am thankful for the opportunities my daughters have to be able to use their talents in the world to impact any area they are called into.
Anyway, the style, cuts, colors, patterns of the pieces – with modern day influences – really appeal to me.
I love this story and how it’s continuing. I agree with the others, more please through the seasons – it’s fun.