This monster of a book is so good! It took me a really long time to read it but it’s absolutely fabulous and charming. Count Alexander is on house arrest in a hotel in Russia during the revolution and forms amazing friendships with the staff and its guests including a inquisitive 9 year old girl. The hotel sounds fabulous, the food and wine served is to die for, and the friendships are enough to make anyone jealous. This is for sure a book where you fall in love with the protagonist and all of his friends. If you’re not super into it for the first couple of page don’t give up, this book is worth the long read!