Again, I hope that my words will make that after reading my words, you will want to read this book. We will see.
Magdalena Witkiewicz is a Polish writer and graduate of, f.e. the University of Gdańsk. She wrote and published seven books for adults: Milaczek [2008; second edition 2013], Panny Roztropne [2009; second edition 2013], Opowieść niewiernej , Ballada o ciotce Matyldzie , Szkoła żon , Zamek z piasku , and also for children: Lilka i spółka .
You can find more information about writer on her official page or on her official page on FB.
Also you can find more posts about her on my blog here.
At first I think I should explain why I translate "Pensjonat marzeń" as "House of dreams", not "Hotel of dreams". Think, what is more cosy and friendly and makes that you want to stay there forever - house or hotel? Of course house. That's why I decided to translate it exactly this way. I hope you understand it.
About what this book is:
If you already read the first book, "Szkoła żon" / "School of Wives", it will be easier for you to get to know about what I'll be talking here now, because as I alread wrote this book, "Pensjonat marzeń" / "House of dreams" is the second part of the story.
Of course you can start to read this book at first and then come back to the first one, but I think that then you will have to think about these books as separate stories, with the same characters. That's why I think that better is to read it from the beginning and feel the whole story, not only a parts of it.
What to do to improve lives of more women than so far? Create the second place for them, a special place. Just like the second heaven for women who want to feel good, to be perfect. Yes, this book is about this. But not only.
Julia, Jadwiga, Michalina and Marta - they come back to show, how much they changed since the time at the School of Wifes, and to show that if you believe in yourself you can do anything, you can be happy. And to prove that they are different, they are stronger, beautiful and that now they are happy and love the life.
Also in this part we have a few new characters like Agnieszka [Agnes] a young mom of cute little son, who loves to run and dance and who's a personal trainer... or Mr Karol, an old, nice man who sold a beautiful house to create the hotel of dreams, or better - a wonderful pension of dreams.
In this book we can find something about love, friendship, looking for the dream place, changes... and that you can love and find your happiness in every age.
This book is full of emotions, these good and these bad, and also full love. Hey, after all this is book exactly about love. Beautiful, surprising, changing for good love.
I can tell you that this dream place will be on Kaszuby [Cassubia]. And the end of book will really surpriseing you because of new plans of our characters, because of new couple, and because of ...baby.
If you want to know what will happen to them, Julia, Jadwiga, Michalina and Marta, who will have a baby, who will chance the future of her/his life, and finally, what will be with the second School of Wives, you really have to read this book.
Why you should read it:
Two things: never say never and believe in yourself, believe in happy life. But of course if you read the first part you will want to know what happened with all these women who wanted to be perfect.
For who this book is:
The same as the first part, "Szkoła żon"/ "School of Wives", this book is only for adults. After all this is book is an erotic novel or, as who likes, a romance.
Things to look out for:
Changes, emotions, and the fact that if you really want something you can do it, you can have it, you can be the person who you really want to be.... or, if we are talking about love and couple, that you can be with person with who you want to be. You just have to believe in it and in yourself.
Where / when you should read this:
When and where you want to do it. This book has 252 pages, so is perfect for the weekend or when you want to read something but you don't have too much of free time.
I hope that everything what I wrote here about this book is enough to show you that "Pensjonat marzeń" / "House of dreams" is really good and mybe one day you will want to read it. I really hope so.
Of course this is not the last book by Magdalena Witkiewicz, so I will write about another one soon.
↑ Cover of this book, "Pensjonat marzeń".