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Elin Hilderbrand

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Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first book, The Beach Club, was published in 2000. Her other works include The Blue Bistro, Barefoot, A Summer Affair, The Castways, näytä lisää The Island, Summerland, The Matchmaker, Winter Street, The Rumor, and Winter Stroll. Elin's novels, Here's to Us and Winter Storms, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Barefoot (2007) 1,632 kappaletta
Summer of '69 (2019) 1,166 kappaletta
The Island (2010) 1,145 kappaletta
The Castaways (2009) 1,129 kappaletta
The Perfect Couple (2018) 1,005 kappaletta
Silver Girl (2011) 1,002 kappaletta
28 Summers (2020) 996 kappaletta
A Summer Affair (2008) 988 kappaletta
The Identicals (2017) 977 kappaletta
Winter in Paradise (2018) 890 kappaletta
The Rumor (2015) 851 kappaletta
Summerland (2012) 834 kappaletta
The Hotel Nantucket (2022) 830 kappaletta
Winter Street (2015) 814 kappaletta
Beautiful Day (2013) 798 kappaletta
Golden Girl (2021) 784 kappaletta
The Matchmaker (2014) 774 kappaletta
The Blue Bistro (2005) 700 kappaletta
What Happens in Paradise (2019) 700 kappaletta
Here's to Us (2016) 693 kappaletta
Nantucket Nights (2002) 560 kappaletta
Winter Stroll (2015) 547 kappaletta
Troubles in Paradise (2020) 543 kappaletta
Summer People (2003) 525 kappaletta
The Love Season (2006) 517 kappaletta
Winter Storms (2016) 500 kappaletta
The Beach Club (2000) 495 kappaletta
Winter Solstice (1994) 490 kappaletta
The Five-Star Weekend (2023) 433 kappaletta
Endless Summer: Stories (2022) 118 kappaletta
The Sixth Wedding - novella (2021) 73 kappaletta
One Summer: Two Novels (2013) 47 kappaletta
The Surfing Lesson {short story} (2013) 40 kappaletta
The Tailgate {short story} (2014) 32 kappaletta
High Tide (2016) 20 kappaletta
The Paradise Trilogy (2021) 9 kappaletta
KGB: Death and Rebirth (1994) 9 kappaletta
Christmas on Nantucket (2015) 6 kappaletta
The Five-Star Weekend (2016) 4 kappaletta
Swan Song (2024) 3 kappaletta
Liefdesgolf 1 kappale

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chick lit - sisters/divorcee holiday, Name that Book (kesäkuu 2013)

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I read this one after reading The Hotel Nantucket because some of the characters are in both books and I really enjoyed it.

Adrienne arrives on the island after a recent breakup with her boyfriend and with three rules written on a napkin (1. Become self-sufficient, 2. Do not lie about past and 3. Exercise good judgment about men). While on the ferry to the island, someone tells her she should get a job at the Blue Bistro and that she will make a lot of money there but that it is closing at the end of the summer. She contemplates going there but while she's worked in hotels around the world, she's never worked in a restaurant. She interviews and becomes the hostess at the Bistro.

As she learns how to navigate the restaurant and the rules from the owners, she discovers that she actually really likes working there. She becomes friends with her co-workers and struggles with following her rules - except for becoming self-sufficient, that one is easy.

I really loved reading about her struggles with her rules and embracing the restaurant life.
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Cathie_Dyer | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
It's been a while since I've read an Elin book and I've forgotten how much I love her writing. This book was really, really good.

The Hotel Nantucket is based on The Nantucket Hotel. The hotel in the book had a fire in which a chambermaid was killed and her ghost has since haunted the hotel. When a billionaire buys the hotel, he has two goals in mind - to impress two women. One of them is Shelly Carpenter who writes a blog about hotels and resorts. Instead of stars, Shelly gives out keys and the Hotel Nantucket is determined to be the first hotel to receive the coveted 5 keys from Shelly. However, nobody knows when Shelly has checked into the hotel because she does so in disguise.

There is a whole cast of interesting characters in this book and they all have their own story to tell. I've never been to Nantucket but when I read these books, I feel as though I'm on the island. Lizbet is hired as the general manager of the hotel and she in turn hires the rest of the staff - housekeeping, front desk staff, night manager and bellboys. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel which has a famous chef at the helm (a character from another of Elin's book, Blue Bistro).

Grace, the ghost, makes several appearances in the book as she flits around the hotel and sees into the guests' (and staff) personal lives.
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Cathie_Dyer | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
Summer of '69 is the story of sisters Blair and Kirby and their half-sister, Jessie. Off-season, they live in Boston and in-season, they are on Nantucket. During the summer of 69, Kirby decides she's going to get a job on Martha's Vineyard rather than Nantucket, much to the dismay of her mom and her grandmother. Blair and Kirby's brother, Tiger, has been shipped off to Vietnam. Blair is married and pregnant and stays in Boston. Jessie is forced to take tennis lessons at the "club" which she endures, she meets a 15 year old boy, Pick, who lives in the house behind the big house Jessie and her family live in.

This story touches on everything that was going on that summer - Chappaquidick, the space launch, Woodstock coming up and racial tension. I've always enjoyed Elin's books and this one didn't disappoint.
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Cathie_Dyer | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
Great read! I really enjoy all of Elin Hilderbrand's books. This one is about twin sisters, Tabitha and Harper Frost. One twin lives on Nantucket with one parent and the other twin lives on Martha's Vineyard with the other parent. They have not spoken to each other for over a decade. The twins decide to switch islands (and, each others' lives for a brief time) with Harper taking care of Tabitha's teenage daughter and running the store their mother started. Meanwhile, Tabitha takes over Harper's life on her island. There is confusion as some folks either don't know or don't remember that they are twins and one is mistaken for the other. Will they mend their relationship with each other and other relationships they have? Hope so. I'm not going to reveal that - you'll have to read the book to find out.

I love the descriptions of the islands in her books. I have not been to either of the islands but she makes me feel like I've been there. The characters are mostly relatable - I can't relate to upper-crust fashion mavens but it's still a fun read.
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Cathie_Dyer | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |

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