Elin Hilderbrand - Author

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. She now lives with her husband and their three children on Nantucket, Massachusetts, where her novels are set. You can follow Elin on Twitter @elinhilderbrand or find out more on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/ElinHilderbrand.

Featured books by Elin Hilderbrand

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect. While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken ...In BEAUTIFUL DAY Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a journey into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honour our commitments.

Other books by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn with he gorgeously festive final instalment in the WINTER STREET series. It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love - and some of the things we endure - about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best. ************** Praise for Winter Solstice 'A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism' - Jocelyn McClurg 'The holidays wouldn't be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well' - Library Journal 'A page-turner' - Coastal Living 'A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master, making for a satisfying conclusion to her Christmas at the Inn story' - Kirkus '[Hilderbrand] expertly meshes everything together so that peace exists within each character and within the family dynamic . . . The queen of the romance novel is on top of her game, and she won't let you down' - Book Reporter

Winter In Paradise

Winter In Paradise

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2018

Warm up for winter on a Caribbean beach with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele's life is idyllic, until it is rocked by a late-night phone call that brings news of her husband's sudden death. Even in the midst of her crippling grief, Irene cannot get one question out of her head: why was his body found on St. John, a tropical Caribbean paradise far removed from their suburban life? Leaving the cold Nantucket winter behind, Irene flies hundreds of miles to get to the island - only to learn that her husband had a secret second family. As she delves deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the man she loved, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sandy beaches of St. John's. ************** Praise for Elin Hilderbrand: 'Oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A page turner' - Coastal Living 'Her imagination is endless' - Book Reporter

The Perfect Couple Are they hiding the perfect lie?

The Perfect Couple Are they hiding the perfect lie?

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2018

Friends and family can fill our lives with love . . . if they don't kill us first Every couple has their secrets . . . It's wedding season, and tensions are brewing. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the maid of honour discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the bride, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and that no couple is perfect. ************ Praise for The Perfect Couple 'Sink into this book like a hot, scented bath . . . a delicious, relaxing pleasure. And a clever whodunit at the same time' - Kirkus 'Hilderbrand throws enough curveballs to keep readers guessing, but not too many, maintaining the breezy pace her novels are known for' - Booklist 'I always enjoy Elin's books' - 5-STAR reader review 'Super' - 5-STAR reader review ************ Praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'Queen of the summer novel' - People '[Elin Hilderbrand] signifies the start of summer to readers' - The Book Reporter 'Perfect holiday reading' - Candis 'The queen regent of the easy-breezy summer novel' - New York Post

The Identicals The perfect beach read from the 'Queen of the Summer Novel' (People)

The Identicals The perfect beach read from the 'Queen of the Summer Novel' (People)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2018

These twins give 'sibling rivalry' a whole new meaning . . . Just because twins look exactly the same doesn't mean they're anything alike - and Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their whole lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together - or at least appear to - can the twins overcome their own prejudices and realise that the special bond that they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart? ************** Praise for The Identicals 'I read this one in a single sitting; it had me sucked in for the entire afternoon! If you are a fan of Hilderbrand and are looking for your next summer beach read, this one is a no-brainer. I think it's her best one yet!' - Clues and Reviews 'A compelling read' - New York Journal of Books 'I could hardly look away' - New York Times ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn with he gorgeously festive final instalment in the WINTER STREET series. It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love - and some of the things we endure - about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best. ************** Praise for Winter Solstice 'A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism' - Jocelyn McClurg 'The holidays wouldn't be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well' - Library Journal 'A page-turner' - Coastal Living 'A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master, making for a satisfying conclusion to her Christmas at the Inn story' - Kirkus '[Hilderbrand] expertly meshes everything together so that peace exists within each character and within the family dynamic . . . The queen of the romance novel is on top of her game, and she won't let you down' - Book Reporter

Winter Storms

Winter Storms

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of carolling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street Trilogy. Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. Kevin is about to tie the knot with Isabelle, there's hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan, and the family are coming back together for Christmas at Winter Street Inn. But with love triangles and health scares to contend with, there are still some dark clouds on the horizon. And as they prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle's winter wedding at the inn, a historic blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the people and the place they love most. Before the snow clears, the family will have survived enough upheavals to send anyone running for the eggnog, in this touching novel that proves when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.

The Identicals The perfect beach read from the 'Queen of the Summer Novel' (People)

The Identicals The perfect beach read from the 'Queen of the Summer Novel' (People)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2017

'The Queen of the Summer Novel' (People) The ultimate summertime reading for fans of Jane Green and Roisin Meaney. Nantucket is only two and a half hours away from Martha's Vineyard by ferry. But the two islands might as well be worlds apart for a set of identical twin sisters who have been at odds for years. Just because twins look exactly the same doesn't mean they're anything alike - and Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their whole lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together - or at least appear to - the twins come to realise that the special bond that they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart. A story of new loves, old battles, and a threat that gives a whole new meaning to the term sibling rivalry, The Identicals is Elin Hilderbrand at her page-turning best.

Identicals

Identicals

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

The Instant New York Times and USA Today BestsellerIdentical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart.Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion. One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever.After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives--to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.

Here's to Us

Here's to Us

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Unlikely family and unexpected friendship come together in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's newest novel set against the sun and sand of island life. 'The queen of the summer novel' (People) Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe and Scarlett Oliver share only two things in common: a love for the man they all married, celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe, and a passionate dislike of one another. When Deacon shockingly takes his own life, the women must come together in order to see out his final wish: to have his whole dysfunctional family - wives, children and all - return to his favourite place on earth, the idyllic eastern bluff of Nantucket. But with everyone under one roof, putting differences aside will be no simple feat. Each wants to claim a special place in Deacon's life. And yet, as certain secrets are revealed and confidences shared, improbable bonds will begin to form, as this unlikely family says goodbye to the man they loved.

Christmas on Nantucket

Christmas on Nantucket

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A warm and enchanting festive novel from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Nora and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. With jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, it's going to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns - and the Inn - through the holidays intact.

Zvonul

Zvonul

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 19/08/2016

Madeline King si Grace Pancik sunt cele mai bune prietene, invidiate de locuitorii insulei Nantucket pentru casniciile lor perfecte, copiii frumosi si intalnirile in patru de duminica seara, alaturi de sotii lor devotati. Dar, in aceasta vara, ceva s-a schimbat, iar daca e ceva in Nantucket care sa placa mai mult decat cocktailurile pe plaja, la apusul soarelui, aceea este o barfa buna.E i umblA vorba cA ...RomancierA de succes, Madeline se aflA ntr-un blocaj de creaE ie, cu un termen de predare care se apropie vertiginos, mpingnd-o sA ia o decizie disperatA ;Grace, care s-a strA duit sA -E i transforme curtea ntr-o grA dinA a paradisului, a colaborat un pic prea ndeaproape cu arhitectul ei peisagist extrem de atrA gA tor;SoE ul lui Grace, Eddie Pancik, dezvoltator imobiliar de succes, s-a angajat ntr-un proiect colateral destul de neobiE nuit.Pe mA surA ce brfele se nmulE esc E i toE i se confruntA cu riscul de a pierde viaE a fericitA pe care se strA duiserA din greu s-o obE inA , Grace E i Madeline ncearcA din rA sputeri sA ndrepte lucrurile. nsA adevA rul ar putea fi chiar mai rA u dect se zvoneE te.

Insula

Insula

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Birdie Cousins planuieste impreuna cu fiica ei, Chess, o excursie pe fermecatoarea insula Tuckernuck; astfel, cele doua urmeaza sa aiba prilejul sa-si aprofundeze relatia inainte ca tanara sa se casatoreasca. Birdie insasi, dupa un divort dificil, stie prea bine ce inseamna intrarea intr-o casnicie si de-abia recent a indraznit sa tatoneze iarasi nisipurile miscatoare ale iubirii.Cand Chess anuleaza pe neasteptate nunta, iar logodnicul ei isi pierde viata intr-un accident de escalada, fata, macinata de vinovatie, cade intr-o depresie cumplita. Cu eforturi sustinute, Birdie le convinge pe fiica mai mica, Tate, si pe propria sora, India, sa li se alature pe Tuckernuck intr-o vacanta de o luna. In scurt timp, lumea celor patru femei este cutremurata de secrete si intrigi care evolueaza intr-un ritm alert spre un deznodamantul surprinzator, caci tainele, minciunile si tragedia par sa le ajunga din urma in refugiul de pe insula.

The Rumour

The Rumour

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Rumours can change lives . . . Author Madeline King has a new novel coming out, and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done something reckless: revealed the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace. And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship. One fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. ************** Praise for The Rumour 'A fun, breezy read' - Literary Treats 'The Rumor is an excellent choice for a Saturday evening book or a relaxing read if you're lucky enough to be at the beach this weekend' - The Naughty Mommy 'A great story of how a small rumour can effect everything in that person's life and all those around them too' - Chick Lit Club ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

Here's to Us

Here's to Us

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2016

An emotional, heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect it. Celebrity chef Deacon Rowe is struggling with addiction, depression and not one, but two scandals. As summer nears, he travels to the idyllic Eastern bluff of Nantucket, where he takes his own life. In the wake of Deacon's shocking suicide, his first wife and childhood sweetheart, Laurel Rowe, sets out to gather Deacon's far-flung family - including Deacon and Laurel's son, and Deacon's other ex-wives and children - on the island. HERE'S TO US brings together three very different, resilient women and their children, who start out not only as strangers, but as bitter rivals, each wanting to claim the primary place in Deacon's life. Secrets are revealed, confidences are shared, and improbable bonds are formed as this unlikely family says goodbye to the man they loved.

Christmas on Nantucket

Christmas on Nantucket

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2015

The Quinn family celebrate their most dramatic Christmas yet in this enchanting sequel to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling WINTER STREET. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. With jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, it's going to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns - and the Inn - through the holidays intact.

Winter Street

Winter Street

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four - Patrick, Kevin, Ava and Bart, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on his wife Mitzi kissing Santa Claus - or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party - utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart (a Marine) unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn. Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

Inselgluck

Inselgluck

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2015

Merediths Mann ist als groter Anlagebetruger aller Zeiten uberfuhrt worden. Wahrend er im Gefangnis sitzt, fluchtet sie, nur mit einer Badetasche als Gepack, aus New York, um den Sommer mit ihrer alten Freundin Constance auf Nantucket zu verbringen. Ein paar Monate ganz ohne Manner. Doch dann steht ihr Jugendliebe Toby plotzlich vor der Tur....

The Matchmaker Immerse yourself in the perfect beach read for 2018

The Matchmaker Immerse yourself in the perfect beach read for 2018

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

'Beach reading with an unsettling edge' - Kirkus reviews Dabney Kimball Beech has had a lifelong gift for matchmaking (fifty-two couples still together to her credit). But when Dabney discovers she is dying of pancreatic cancer, she sets out to find matches for a few people very close to home: her husband, John Boxmiller Beech, celebrated economist and Harvard professor; her lover, Clendenin Hughes, Pulitzer-winning journalist who lost his arm in Southeast Asia; and her daughter, Agnes, who is engaged to be married to the wrong man. As time slips away from Dabney, she is determined to find matches for those she loves most - but at what cost to her own relationships? ************** Praise for The Matchmaker 'Grabs you from the first page . . . Elin Hilderbrand has such a way with words' - Always With a Book 'An engaging read' - Publishers Weekly 'A good read . . . Elin Hilderbrand fans won't be disappointed' - Matthew's Library ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

The Rumour

The Rumour

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done something reckless: reveal the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace. And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship; one fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. THE RUMOUR is an irresistible novel about the power of gossip to change the course of events, and the desire of people to find their way back to what really matters.

Elin Hilderbrand Collection: Volume 1

Elin Hilderbrand Collection: Volume 1

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

THE ELIN HILDERBRAND COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 includes three blockbusters by New York Times bestselling author Elin HilderbrandTHE BEACH CLUBMack Petersen escaped the past and started over in a hotel that has become his life. This summer his secrets can't stay hidden. Love O'Donnell, a glamorous Aspen native, takes a job at the Beach Club to implement her life plan--to find a man to get her pregnant. Vance Robbins has his African-American pride and festering resentments. This season, a gun and a woman offer him a chance to get even with the man he hates most. Cecily Elliott, the owner's daughter, wild and beautiful at eighteen, is about to do something to break her parents' hearts. And Lacey Gardner, the Grande Dame of the Beach Club for forty-five years, knows about desperate desire--and about the storm coming that will change everything. SUMMER PEOPLEWhen 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. Still, she decides that she must continue the family tradition of going to Nantucket--and fulfill a promise that Arch made before he died. So 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. Always a place of peace before Arch's death, 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. THE LOVE SEASONMarguerite 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 fiance, 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.

Elin Hilderbrand Collection: Volume 2

Elin Hilderbrand Collection: Volume 2

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

THE ELIN HILDERBRAND COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 includes two blockbusters by New York Times bestselling author Elin HilderbrandNANTUCKET NIGHTSFor 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 BISTROAdrienne 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?

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect. While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken ...In BEAUTIFUL DAY Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a journey into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honour our commitments.

Matchmaker

Matchmaker

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2014

A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her - before it's too late. 48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others - like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man - call it meddlesome, but there's no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance. Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it's too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most. The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you're running out of time.

Tailgate

Tailgate

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

A digital original short story about young lovers at separate colleges, exploring the early years of the central relationship in Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel, The Matchmaker.Clendenin Hughes first kissed Dabney Kimball during a Nantucket snowstorm freshman year of high school. Ever since that moment - God, the rush, the chemistry! - Dabney has known that she and Clen are an unsplittable unit - essentially the same person in two different bodies. Of course, with Dabney now at Harvard and Clen at Yale, those bodies are 140 miles apart. And traveling is a serious challenge for Dabney, for reasons she'd prefer not to discuss, reasons having to do with her mother (or lack thereof). But with the big Harvard-Yale game coming up, Dabney is determined to make the trek to New Haven to see Clen. She's even borrowed a sexy black outfit from a classmate down the hall. But when she arrives at the tailgate to see sparks flying between Clen and Jocelyn, a girl with dark blue eyes and luscious black hair, Dabney fears the collapse of a bond she has never questioned before, a bond so important that she'll be lost without it. A stirring portrait of young love at a crossroads, THE TAILGATE introduces two irresistible characters and invites us into a world we don't want to leave. To learn the fates of Dabney and Clen, read Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel, The Matchmaker.

Ein Tag im Sommer

Ein Tag im Sommer

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2014

Sommer in Nantucket. Es ist Graduation-Day, der wichtigste Tag des Jahres. Ende des Schulalltags, Aufbruch in ein aufregendes neues Leben. Doch als Penny, Hobby, Jake und Demeter abends von der Abschlussfeier nach Hause fahren, rast das Auto einen Abgrund hinunter. Ein Unfall, der das Leben aller verandert, auch das ihrer Eltern. Pennys Mutter zieht sich in sich zuruck, Jakes Eltern fliehen ans andere Ende der Welt. Doch ein Neuanfang ist fur sie alle nur moglich, wenn sie sich den traumatischen Erlebnissen stellen - und den Geheimnissen, die sie bisher voreinander verborgen haben.

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect. While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken . . . In BEAUTIFUL DAY Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a journey into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honour our commitments.

Summerland The perfect beach read for 2018

Summerland The perfect beach read for 2018

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy when Penny Alistair's car crashes, leaving her dead and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming. As summer unfolds, details of that devastating night continue to surface. Questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel, and startling truths emerge about the survivors and their parents: revelations of secrets kept, promises broken . . . and hearts betrayed.

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2013

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event--but in reality, things are far from perfect.While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY--into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

Surfing Lesson

Surfing Lesson

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2013

A digital edition short story about a wife coming to terms with her fading marriage, based on a subplot from Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel BEAUTIFUL DAY Margot's reservoir of romantic feelings for her husband Drum is running dry. But while the family is on vacation in Nantucket, Margot finds an opportunity to potentially regain her romantic love for her husband - in the form of Hadley Axelram, his ex-girlfriend. She is counting on jealousy as a relationship defibrillator. But after forcing her surfing-god husband to make plans for a surfing lesson with Hadley and her son, Margot is left to reminisce about the summer she fell in love with Drum, and the unexpected blossoming of their relationship. When she sees Drum and Hadley spending time together, will the spark reignite - and will her marriage be saved? Or will she find that love is truly gone from this relationship?This touching short story about a poignant stage in a marriage explores the backstory of Margot Carmichael, one of the stars in Elin Hilderbrand's new novel BEAUTIFUL DAY.

Beach Club

Beach Club

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by 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.

Love Season

Love Season

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

It's a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island. Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever.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 fiance, 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.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.

Nantucket Nights

Nantucket Nights

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2012

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.

Silver Girl Who would you run to if your life fell apart?

Silver Girl Who would you run to if your life fell apart?

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Who would you run to if your life fell apart? Meredith had a perfect life. Until her husband was arrested for defrauding everyone they knew out of millions. Hounded by the press, shunned by society, there's only one person she can turn to: her childhood best friend Connie, who she hasn't spoken to in years. But as they retreat to Connie's holiday home on a glamorous island, it seems that some of Meredith's ghosts may have followed her. What are Connie's real motives for wanting her there? Who is the mysterious figure out at sea, photographing the two women? And does Meredith know more about her husband's dealings than she's prepared to admit to anyone - even herself? One thing's for sure, before the summer is out, everyone's lives will have changed beyond recognition . . . ************** Praise for Silver Girl 'Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's work, this is an engaging, intricate read I didn't want to end' - The Bookbag 'It provides a pacey read, with colourful characters that have fascinating motivations. I couldn't get them out of my head for days' - Sunday Express 'Hilderbrand captivates with racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable' - People ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

Summerland

Summerland

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents - secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight.

Silver Girl

Silver Girl

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

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.

Das Sommerhaus

Das Sommerhaus

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2011

Als die zweiunddreiigjahrige Chess plotzlich ihre Verlobung lost, fallt ihre Familie aus allen Wolken: Wer oder was ist der Grund fur diese unerwartete Entscheidung? Auf der Ferieninsel Tuckernuck versuchen ihre Mutter, Schwester und Tante, Chess beizustehen. Dabei haben die drei Frauen durchaus ihre eigenen Geheimnisse ... Ein warmherziger Roman uber die Unvorhersehbarkeiten der Liebe und die Kraft der Familienbande.

The Island 'The It beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

The Island 'The It beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2011

So deliciously addictive, it will be the It beach book of the summer' - Kirkus Reviews This summer, four women are hoping to escape their troubles . . . Birdie is organising a wedding, though her own marriage is falling apart. Her sister India is running away from her first chance of happiness in a long time, while her daughter Tate is running to something, but what that is, she doesn't yet know. And then there's Chess, who is just a mystery that none of the family know if they will ever unravel. Gathering together for the first time in years in a ramshackle house with no running water on a remote island, the women settle into a routine. But just how long can they hide from the secrets, lies and tragedy they have left behind? ************** Praise for The Island 'Will please those looking for a satisfying beach read' - Publishers Weekly 'A perfect addition to some sunshine and long days at the beach' - Confessions of a Book Addict 'Breathtakingly brilliant' - 5-star reader review ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

Auf hoher See

Auf hoher See

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2010

Sie sind Freunde furs Leben. Die vier Paare fahren zusammen in den Urlaub, passen gegenseitig auf ihre Kinder auf und vertrauen sich gegenseitig ihre Geheimnisse an. Doch an einem strahlenden Sommer tag auf der Insel Nantucket geschieht das Undenkbare: Tess und Greg, das Traumparchen unter ihnen, haben einen fatalen Segelunfall. Das Ratsel darum, was auf dem Boot wirklich passiert ist, droht das harmonische Leben ihrer Freunde aufs Auerste zu erschuttern ...

Island

Island

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2010

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her page-turning, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach. Bonus Material: An essay by Elin Hilderbrand Photos of the Author

The Island 'The It beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

The Island 'The It beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

When four women head to a tiny island off the coast of Nantucket, they are all hoping to escape their troubles... Birdie is organising a wedding, though her own marriage is falling apart. Her sister India is running away from her first chance of happiness in a long time, while Birdie's younger daughter Tate is running to something, but what that is, she doesn't yet know. And then there's Tate's sister, Chess, who is just a mystery that none of the other women know if they will everunravel. Gathering together for the first time in years on Tuckernuck Island, in the ramshackle family home with no running water, they settle into a routine. But just how long can they hide from the secrets, lies and tragedy they have left behind?

Eine Sommeraffare

Eine Sommeraffare

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2010

Was ist blo mit Claire los? Mit den vier Kindern, ihrem langjahrigen Ehemann und ihrem eigenen Atelier hat sie doch schon genug am Hut. Trotzdem lasst sie sich uberreden, bei der Vorbereitung einer Wohltatigkeitsgala zu helfen. Na ja, Lock Dixon, der die Gala veranstaltet, hat auch zwei unschlagbare Argumente: sein strahlendes Lacheln und eine Geschichte aus Claires Vergangenheit, die ihr keine Ruhe lasst. Als Claire sich Hals uber Kopf in den charmanten Lock verliebt, gerat sie in einen Strudel aus wilder Leidenschaft und alltaglicher Verantwortung, zwischen bedruckender Schuld und federleichtem Gluck. Ein erfrischendes Lesevergnugen!

Barfu

Barfu

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2010

Die Schwestern Vicki und Brenda und ihre Freundin Melanie wollen nur eins: weg! Ferien machen, denn Vicki ist krank, Brenda hat nach einer Affare mit einem Studenten ihren Job verloren und Melanie erwartet ein Kind von ihrem Mann, der langst eine andere hat. Also fahren sie auf die Insel Nantucket, um sich im Cottage ihrer Tante Liv den wirklich wichtigen Dingen zu widmen - der Sonne, dem Strand, ihrer Freundschaft. Und plotzlich gibt es allen Grund zu neuer Hoffnung: Ein groer Roman uber drei starke Frauen - und die Unvorhersehbarkeiten der Liebe.

The Castaways

The Castaways

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

They hadn't known, then, what was coming. They didn't know about September 11th, they didn't know about miscarriages and love affairs, they didn't know about a girl named April Peck. They didn't know they were going to die. Back then, they had been happy.' From the outside, the close-knit circle of friends calling themselves 'the Castaways' share an idyllic lifestyle on the charming island of Nantucket, blessed with money, children, beauty and love. But when Tess and Greg are killed in a tragic boating accident, orphaning their seven-year-old twins, it sends devastating shockwaves through the rest of the group. As the friends grieve, the truth behind their relationships gradually begins to emerge in a chain of staggering revelations. And for the first time they are forced to ask the hardest of questions. Can you live without the person who made you whole? And how do you mourn for a secret lover and a relationship nobody knew existed? An utterly absorbing novel exploring the tangle of secrets and lies that can lurk beneath even the closest of relationships . . .

Summer Affair

Summer Affair

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2010

After the extreme heat of her Nantucket studio causes her to go into early labour and almost lose her youngest son, renowned artist Claire Danner Crispin now devotes her life to her four children, and her husband Jason. But when Lock Dixon asks Claire to help organise the annual Nantucket Gala, she is given a new sense of purpose. Asked partly in the hope that she can persuade her school sweetheart, now a world-famous rock star, to play at the event, Claire is tempted by the challenge. On the brink of a decision that could threaten her marriage, she is in danger of becoming closer to Lock than either of them had intended . . .

Castaways

Castaways

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2009

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

The Castaways

The Castaways

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2009

They hadn't known, then, what was coming. They didn't know about September 11th, they didn't know about miscarriages and love affairs, they didn't know about a girl named April Peck. They didn't know they were going to die. Back then, they had been happy.' From the outside, the close-knit circle of friends calling themselves 'the Castaways' share an idyllic lifestyle on the charming island of Nantucket, blessed with money, children, beauty and love. But when Tess and Greg are killed in a tragic boating accident, orphaning their seven-year-old twins, it sends devastating shockwaves through the rest of the group. As the friends grieve, the truth behind their relationships gradually begins to emerge in a chain of staggering revelations. And for the first time they are forced to ask the hardest of questions. Can you live without the person who made you whole? And how do you mourn for a secret lover and a relationship nobody knew existed? An utterly absorbing novel exploring the tangle of secrets and lies that can lurk beneath even the closest of relationships ...

A Summer Affair

A Summer Affair

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Marriage can be as fragile as glass - it looks solid, but sometimes the slightest thing can break it... Glass-sculptor Claire understands the fragility of things more than anyone. One year ago she overheated in her studio and fainted, causing the premature birth of her son. Since then, she's given up work, and devoted herself to her husband and children. But then Lock Dixon begs her to provide a glass sculpture for a charity gala night. Claire knows that her family should come first, but overwhelmed by the guilt she feels about his wife's horrific accident, and unable to ignore the chemistry building between herself and Lock, she just can't say no. Her decision will call her marriage, her friendships and all her loves - past and present -into question. And as her emotions are pushed to the limit, Claire will be left wondering if her life can ever be pieced back together?

Summer Affair

Summer Affair

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2008

She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation."e;A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal."e; --Kirkus ReviewsClaire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all--and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything.But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire--often over a bottle of wine--and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control.A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.

Barefoot

Barefoot

Author: Elin Hilderbrand Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2007

Visiting Nantucket for the summer, three women seek peace and comfort as they cope with the challenges in their lives--from marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy, and illness. Three women--burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues--tumble onto the Nantucket airport tarmac one hot June day. Vicki is trying to sort through the news that she has a serious illness. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in vitro attempts, is pregnant at last--but only after learning that her husband is having an affair. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket's calming air. But into the house, into their world, steps twenty-two-year-old Josh Flynn.Barefoot weaves these four lives together in a story with enthralling sweep and scope--a novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer.

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