Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in america, is marooned in Boston, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. And thirteen-year-old jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, while each of them hides a troubling secret.
Summer of '69 #ad - As the summer heats up, ted kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.
It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing.
What Happens in ParadiseLittle, Brown and Company #ad - John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -- and death -- of a man they thought they knew. John, where another woman loved him, too. Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.
Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. A year ago, irene steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, as secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky.
What Happens in Paradise #ad - But that wasn't irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. Now irene and her sons are back on St.
Winter in ParadiseLittle, Brown and Company #ad - A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, away on business, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, has been killed in a helicopter crash.
Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, and the exciting start to a new series. Before irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St.
Winter in Paradise #ad - . John. After irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures.
The Perfect CoupleLittle, Brown and Company #ad - New york times bestseller*it's nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. From new york times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love. If they don't kill us first.
. The otis-winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect.
The Perfect Couple #ad - Featuring beloved characters from the castaways, Beautiful Day, and A Summer Affair, The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read. As chief of police ed kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect.
The Beach Club: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. His girlfriend maribel is pressing mack to get married and Vance, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, the African-American bellman, threatens him in a deadly scene.
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. 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.
The Beach Club: A Novel #ad - Mack petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. 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. Only this summer is different. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr.
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 Island: A NovelReagan Arthur Books #ad - It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. 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. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known.
. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. A summertime story only elin hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises.
The Island: A Novel #ad - 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. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. 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.
But throw sisters, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, ex-lovers, daughters, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, off the coast of Nantucket, rustic Tuckernuck Island, where their family has summered for generations.
Mrs. Everything: A NovelAtria Books #ad - As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything except settling down. Jo and bethie survive traumas and tragedies. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world? .
A new york times 100 notable books of 2019 selection one of npr’s best books of 2019 the washington post’s 50 notable works of fiction in 2019 good housekeeping’s 50 best books of 2019 an instant new york times bestseller “A multigenerational narrative that’s nothing short of brilliant. People “Simply unputdownable.
Good housekeeping “The perfect book club pick. Shereads named a best book of summer by entertainment weekly, the #1 new york times bestselling author of who do you love and In Her Shoes comes a smart, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, thoughtful, PopSugar, and Refinery29 From Jennifer Weiner, HelloGiggles, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world.
Mrs. Everything: A Novel #ad - Growing up in 1950s detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Meanwhile, jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant.
Silver Girl: A NovelReagan Arthur Books #ad - But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. 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.
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, the pull of love, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, and the beauty of forgiveness.
Silver Girl: A Novel #ad - Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal.
Nantucket Nights: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy--their marriages, families, even themselves, in Elin Hilderbrand's Nantucket Nights. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. 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. 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.
The Identicals: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Or live more differently. 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, new loves, there will be enough old resentments, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.
Nantucket is only eleven miles away from Martha's Vineyard. The instant new york times and USA Today bestseller about two identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike. But they may as well be worlds apart for estranged twin sisters Harper and Tabitha Frost. After not speaking for more than a decade, Harper and Tabitha switch islands-and lives-to save what's left of their splintered family.
The Giver of Stars: A NovelPamela Dorman Books #ad - 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine book club pick“i’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything.
Funny, heartbreaking, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, enthralling, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. Soon to be a major motion picture! These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention.
The Giver of Stars: A Novel #ad - Her characters are so compelling. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling.
They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.