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.
©2011 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2011 Hachette
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel. It is a story about all the different types of love you have in your life (romantic, friendship, family) and all the ups and downs that come with it. To me, it really delved deep into the characters’ emotions. And, I thought the ending was exactly what it should be—happy without being terribly unrealistic. If you’re looking for something a little bit more meaningful than your average romance novel, this may be the audiobook you’re looking for.
The narration wasn’t the best I’ve ever heard, but I thought it was still pretty good.
I was a Reading Specialist by trade , but mostly I'm a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and servant to four cats.
The readers were excellent.
Meredith....watching her character grow over the sequence of events and her ability to accept what life threw at her with grace.
To be honest, I don't know.
Bring a hankie!
This book was my first audible listen and I really enjoyed it. I am a fan of Elin Hilderbrand and this book was not disappointing in the least. Taken out of recent headlines, the story presents from the point of view, not of the villian, but of Meredith, the spouse, and her childhood friend, now estranged, whom she calls on for help. This friend, Connie, is battling her own demons of grief and estrangement. The story switches back and forth between the two main characters. My only (small) disappointment was that it was occasionally difficult to differentiate which character was speaking becuase the narrators sounded very similar. Otherwise, this was a very good book.
Just wanted something not complicated to read on vacation to the beach. Kind of already new what the book was going to be about. Since the book was about the beach it was nice. Listening to the sounds of the beach and listing to this book it was great it all fit perfectly.
The storyline of this book seemed interesting so I bought it. Should have listened to the sample beforehand. The narrator whistles her "s" and I could not get use to her rushed narration.
Great story. critics may say that that without Madoff, there is no story here. Not really fair. While the overall story is similar to the Madoff story, there are many good sub stories and good character development.
I have enjoyed many of Hilderbrand's books--always a great summer read. But I found this one a long, slow slog. It was tedious to say the least. The plot was almost non-existent, and what little there was, was predictable. Her use of flashbacks really didn't work well. Was glad to get to the end and move on to a better book.
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