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The Blue Bistro Audiobook

The Blue Bistro

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Publisher's Summary

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 listening.

©2005 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2012 Macmillan

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    Megan Streamwood, IL, United States 10-08-12
    Megan Streamwood, IL, United States 10-08-12
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    "A Blue Depression"

    I read the Castaways and Silver Girl and really appreciated both of them however this one had absolutely NO substance what-so-ever. I've never needed a happy ending and I didn't expect everything to come together in rainbows and ponies... however this did nothing. It was not a good or bad ending....it just ended. There is so much more detail put on the mundane details of a restaurant than the characters themselves! This character supposedly falls head over heals in love with the owner however there is nothing - in my opinion- enchanting or lovable about him! I see no pull or attraction there ... the whole story was worse than bad... it was blah! I would prefer a bad story to an uneventful one. Do NOT waste your time or money.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    kaethe EAST SANDWICH, MA, United States 11-05-12
    kaethe EAST SANDWICH, MA, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A true picture of Nantucket Island in season"
    What did you love best about The Blue Bistro?

    As a Cape Codder I can say that this book captured Nantucket life during the season and showed us the quiet side post season too. My favorite of Hilderbrand's books and I have read them all. The characters are real and likable. The humor is subtle and accurate as we see the crazy summer life at a popular restaurant frequented by people who have more money than they can count. Having worked in a Cape restaurant in my youth, I found this portrayal most accurate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blue Bistro?

    The ending...perfect....Nantucket in September when the characters can be themselves without the pressures of 'job' frenetically keeping them occupied. The main characters are credible and people you'd like to meet over a glass of wine.


    What does Christina Delaine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is able to capture the irony in Adrienne's voice as she experiences restaurant life at the height of season on Nantucket. The softness of Thatcher's voice comes across too. Seeing the story through her eyes brings it to life even more than if you read the book. I have read it and listened, so I know....The tone of Adrienne's father's voice brings the "doctor' into the story in a way that quickly explains the closeness of Adrienne's childhood with her dad.


    If you could rename The Blue Bistro, what would you call it?

    No suggestion. I like the title. The story revolves around life at the busy restaurant during its last season.


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    Amy 07-07-16
    Amy 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    Honestly it was a story that immediately drew me in...I got wrapped up in the characters...but the end angered me...I wanted more.

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    MC 06-10-16
    MC 06-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "one of my favorite by Ms Hilderbrand!"

    this book is one of my favorite books by Ms Hilderbrand. I have read or listened to 10 so far, and this story drew me in, hook, line & sinker.

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    savan728 01-19-16
    savan728 01-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "a book of twist and turns. loved every bit of it."

    i loved it. the twists and turns, the heart felt warmth. truly great read.

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    Maryanna 12-01-15
    Maryanna 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it!"

    I enjoyed this story. It was more youthful and upbeat that some other Hilderbrand books.

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    Raquel Roysdon California, USA 10-12-15
    Raquel Roysdon California, USA 10-12-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Hallmark movie"

    I'd love to see it in a hallmark movie. I enjoyed it so much. Perhaps a sequel?

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    anna 08-31-15
    anna 08-31-15
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    "awful ending"

    this book is set up to be a beautiful beach novel. and it is throughout the first half of the book. after that it just gets really really depressing.

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    coach Flint, MI USA 07-27-15
    coach Flint, MI USA 07-27-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Too much on food."

    Waaaay too much reading of menus. Maybe it works in hardcopy, not for me. If you get off on food you'll like this, if you just like a good story, like I do, keep looking.

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    Eric Brockman Kent, WA United States 04-08-15
    Eric Brockman Kent, WA United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Shallow, Insecure, Self-Absorbed Main Character"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'm a great fan of Elin Hilderbrand and this is the first book of hers that I haven't cared for. The story line is very good but the main character leaves something to be desired. She is so unlikeable and unsympathetic that I found myself not caring how things turned out for her. Supporting characters were not well-developed and this particular books falls short compared to the author's other books.


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