The Paradise Guest House Read Online Free - A riveting and poignant novel of one woman’s journey to Bali in search of love, renewal, and a place to call home—perfect for readers of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Alex Garland’s The Beach.
It starts as a trip to paradise. Sent on assignment to Bali, Jamie, an American adventure guide, imagines spending weeks exploring the island’s lush jungles and pristine white sand beaches. Yet three days after her arrival, she is caught in Bali’s infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions.
One year later, haunted by memories, Jamie returns to Bali seeking a sense of closure. Most of all, she hopes to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. She hasn’t been able to forget his kindness—or the spark between them as he helped her heal. Checking into a cozy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search. Jamie has never shied away from a challenge, but a second chance with Gabe presents her with the biggest dilemma of all: whether she’s ready to open her heart.
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December 14, 2017
Nope. This one didn't work for me. I haven't read this author before so I wasn't sure what to expect. Even though the Good Reads rating is lower than I usually like when tackling an unknown author, I still picked this one up because it fit a task in a book challenge I'm currently working on. I ge...
February 06, 2017
A novel well in the genre of "Eat, Pray, Love" (one of my favorite books), which describes well the beauty of Bali the island, the sea, the rice paddies, the huts by the sea, scenarios that transport us soon to a serenity without equal, a passion that we can easily...
January 20, 2013
Jamie returns to Bali, to the scene of a tragic event she was involved in, to make peace with her past and figure out her future. This is a story of love, loss, and the power of the human spirit.
With a complex story line and believable characters, this is a book that has a little something for e...
July 07, 2013
I like to read novels about places I'm familiar with. So I was in Bali (again) and I picked this up book up. I wish I had paid more attention at the bookstore because it turned out to be more romance novel than something that captured the essence of Bali. To the majority audience of a novel, deta...
October 11, 2013
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Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Jamie is a likable, adventurous girl who works as a tour guide for people who want thrill seeker holidays. She had an opportunity to check out Bali for her company and is there when the tragic Bali bomb...
March 25, 2013
As is usual, I received this book for nothing from a GoodReads giveaway. Despite that kindness my candid thoughts follow.
A year ago, our protagonist was witness to the Bali nightclub bombings. Now she's returning to the country to pay her respects and find the little piece of herself that she lef...
March 21, 2013
I read and reviewed Ellen Sussman's last novel; French Lessons back in December 2011. What impressed me most about that novel was the author's ability to tell quite an intimate, fairly complicated story in such a sparse style.
This is the story of two quite isolated people; Jamie and Gabe. Flung...
March 01, 2016
"The Paradise Guest House" by Ellen Sussman was an okay read.
I have been to Bali before and I was interested on Sussman's take on an American woman who survived the Bali nightclub bombings in 2002.
The story revolves around two people. Jamie, an American adventure guide, and Gabe, an American ex-p...
March 27, 2013
Tour guide Jamie Hyde is in Bali with her boyfriend Miguel when two bombs explode in town. Both Jamie and Miguel are caught up in the horrific event and Jamie's life will never be the same again.
A year later and Jamie is returning to Bali. Her injuries have healed but she is still scarred, both p...
April 02, 2013
When I started this book I mistakenly thought this might end up being something like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Boy was I wrong!
This isn't a novel of new beginnings, though by the end there are some. It is really more a novel of healing, and in The Paradise Guest House there are a lot of peop...