The Blue Bistro Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Blue Bistro


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429905497

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The Blue Bistro Excerpt :

Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novel. Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket's hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business...and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro's chef, that captures Thatcher's attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does. Infused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmth of passion and the breeze of doubt, The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.

The Blue Bistro Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Blue Bistro


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0312992629

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The Blue Bistro Excerpt :

Having worked for six years in the hotels of exotic resort towns, Adrienne Dealey relocates to Nantucket in the hopes of recouping her finances and gets a crash course in restaurant management at a popular locale that is preparing to close, an endeavor that is compromised by her budding relationship with her boss. Reprint.

The Blue Bistro Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Blue Bistro


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 0312319533

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The Blue Bistro Excerpt :

Having worked for six years in the hotels of exotic resort towns, Adrienne Dealey relocates to Nantucket in the hopes of recouping her finances and gets a crash course in restaurant management at a popular locale that is preparing to close, an endeavor that is compromised by her budding relationship with her boss. 40,000 first printing.

One Summer Book

One Summer


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 1250033535

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One Summer Excerpt :

Just in time for summer vacation comes this reissue of two beloved Elin Hilderbrand classics, filled with double the sun, sand, drama and romance that fans love. In The Blue Bistro, Adrienne Dealey has decided to relocate to Nantucket after spending the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. She's just trying to earn some quick money, never bargaining on Thatcher Smith, the owner of the hottest restaurant on the island. He's the only one to offer her a job, despite her lack of restaurant experience, and things seem to be going smoothly until Thatch makes Adrienne break one of her cardinal rules: Never date the boss. Should she open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does? In The Love Season, Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. But this all changes with a phone call from her goddaughter, Renata Knox, whom Marguerite has not seen since the death of Renata's mother fourteen years earlier. Now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her own mother's life—and death. But the events of a day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned. The Love Season is a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades.

The Love Season Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Love Season


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Pachubi Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Love Season Excerpt :

Welcome to The Love Season—a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades; a story that embraces the charming, pristine island of Nantucket, as well as Manhattan, Paris and Morocco. Elin Hilderbrand's most ambitious novel to date chronicles the famous couplings of real lives: love and friendship, food and wine, deception and betrayal—and forgiveness and healing. Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. This all changes with a phone call from Marguerite's goddaughter, Renata Knox. Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renata's mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her father's wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mother's life—and death. But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.

The Beach Club Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Beach Club


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429905459

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The Beach Club Excerpt :

In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. Only this summer is different. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. Mack knows something's got to give. Love O'Donnell, the new front desk person straight from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately searching for a stranger to father her child. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for. An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year.

Summer People Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Summer People


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1429905476

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Summer People Excerpt :

"Things get more twisted at every turn, with enough lies and betrayals to fuel a whole season of soap operas...readers will be hooked."—Publishers Weekly on Elin Hilderbrand's Summer People Every summer the Newton family retreats to their beloved home on Nantucket for three months of sunshine, cookouts, and bonfires on the beach. But this summer will not be like any other. When Arch Newton, a prominent New York attorney, dies in a plane crash on his way home from a business trip, his beautiful widow, Beth, can barely keep things together. Above all, though, she decides that she must continue the family tradition of going to Nantucket, and at the same time fulfill a promise that Arch made before he died. Beth invites Marcus, the son of Arch's final and most challenging client, to spend the summer with her and her teenage twins, Winnie and Garrett, who have mixed reactions to sharing their special summer place with this stranger. Always a place of peace before, Nantucket becomes the scene of roiling emotions and turbulent passions as Marcus, Winnie, and Garrett learn about loss, first love, and betrayal. And when they stumble upon a shocking secret from Beth's past, they must keep it from destroying the family they've been trying so hard to heal.

Silver Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Silver Girl


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0316175579

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Silver Girl Excerpt :

Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had. Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

Nantucket Nights Book
Score: 2.5
From 18 Ratings

Nantucket Nights


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429905466

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Nantucket Nights Excerpt :

The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean--but so can the secrets. For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets--and their connections to each other--that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy--their marriages, families, even themselves, in Elin Hilderbrand's Nantucket Nights.

unlock your storybook heart Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

unlock your storybook heart


  • Author : Amanda Lovelace
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524877651

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unlock your storybook heart Excerpt :

“life is not something that can be experienced on a deadline.” amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents unlock your storybook heart, the third & final installment in her feminist poetry series, “you are your own fairy tale.” this is a collection about being so caught up in the fable that is perfectionism that you miss out on your own life. be honest: when was the last time you stopped to take in the everyday enchantment all around you?

The Hotel Nantucket Book

The Hotel Nantucket


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 139970995X

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The Little French Bistro Book
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Little French Bistro


  • Author : Nina George
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451495600

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The Little French Bistro Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as “the end of the world.” Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life’s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along. With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.

The Elin Hilderbrand Collection  Volume 2 Book

The Elin Hilderbrand Collection Volume 2


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466883017

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The Elin Hilderbrand Collection Volume 2 Excerpt :

THE ELIN HILDERBRAND COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 includes two blockbusters by New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand NANTUCKET NIGHTS For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette, and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories, and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. This time though, one of them swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets, and their connections to each other, that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy their marriages, families--and even themselves. THE BLUE BISTRO Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns and this summer has decided to relocate to Nantucket. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of the hottest restaurant on the island, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. There seems to be a lot at stake: The Blue Bistro is in its final summer, before closing its doors for good. Adrienne gets a crash course in the restaurant business and things seem to be going smoothly...until Thatch makes Adrienne break one of her cardinal rules, which is never date the boss. Instant chemistry notwithstanding, Adrienne can't quite shake the feeling that there's something more to Thatch's relationship with his brilliant chef Fiona. It's a mystery she can't quite solve. Does she open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does?

28 Summers Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

28 Summers


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316420051

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28 Summers Excerpt :

A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying. Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.

The Rumor Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Rumor


  • Author : Lesley Kara
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984820549

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The Rumor Excerpt :

Hearing a rumor that a dangerous ex-con has moved into town under an assumed name, a single mother becomes obsessed with the case, but her curiosity exposes her son and his father to a heartless psychopath who has killed--and may kill again.