This is a fun read for girls. The main character learns several lessons while growing up in a family that owns and runs a boutique hotel. Scarlett's summer gets interesting when an quirky guest comes to stay. I was happy to see the strong family bond between the main character and her siblings. I wished the smoking references weren't in the book so much. However, for parents, it is the older woman who is the smoker in the book, not the teenage characters.