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The Love Season | [Elin Hilderbrand]

The Love Season

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, 14 years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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, 14 years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, 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.

©2006 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Paula 09-02-14
    Paula 09-02-14
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    "An Unexpected Intertwining of Lives"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It contained joys and sadness that are intertwined throughout our lives. It describes how our choices can be significant or insignificant - at the time we make them or perhaps at some later date.


    What other book might you compare The Love Season to and why?

    None.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were parts I cheered for characters and other parts that were so very sad I cried.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was very powerful. We all make choices with the belief they set the course to a particular destination. What we can't see is how life and the choices of others along the way can affect that course. Do we stay the course or do we abandon the destination and set a new course?

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    Leah 05-19-14
    Leah 05-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Super Excellent!!! A must listen!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Love Season the most enjoyable?

    I wasn't going to purchase this audiobook after listening to the preview but I did and I was wowed!!! The story had stories within stories not a moment in the book was it dull! I loved every character; every bit of travel; friendships made and want a sequel!!! You can't be disappointed. There are many character's but never confusing. The book is excellent from go and Christina Delaine is my favorite narrator?


    What other book might you compare The Love Season to and why?

    The closest in my thoughts is The Blue Bistro but I liked this more. It had more of a storyline with great character's. Definitely is a listen again!


    Have you listened to any of Christina Delaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Christina is my favorite narrator by far! The voices are distinguishing different and she involves me right into the audio. I feel I am there?


    If you could rename The Love Season, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't change it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many of Elin Hilderbrand's books and have enjoyed every one. I had never read her before and will definitely read them all. She's an amazing author; uniquely gifted to making each book very different. I am super impressed!

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    sparkerart 05-15-14
    sparkerart 05-15-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Getting a little familiar"

    After listening to 3 of her books, I've come to expect that every single one will feature 1. Nantucket 2. food obsession (one character is always a chef, restaurant owner or amazing chef/foodie) 3. tragic death (someone's gonna die, or just died, or died years ago, tragically and someone else is haunted by it) and 4. lots and lots of alcohol (champagne, scotch, beer - it's always consumed to excess). I like her books, and the characters are fun, but...she needs to get some new schtick.

    In addition, the narrator was awful, for several reasons: First, she made the character of Margo sound about 95, and she also made Miles sound like he was about 11. In addition: incredibly pretentious way of speaking. What's with throwing in the letter H where none exists? "Porter" pronounced "Port-Her" and "meeting" pronounced "Meet-Hing." Sooo annoying. And, while on the one hand, she pronounced every French word with an incredibly pretentious overly French dialect, on the other hand, she inexplicably pronounced "Hermes" as "Her-meez" instead of the way it is suppose to be pronounced, which is "Air-mez" What narrator wouldn't know the proper pronunciation of a famous designer?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary COLUMBIA, SC, United States 01-12-14
    Mary COLUMBIA, SC, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Didn't like the ending"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Ending was terrible


    Has The Love Season turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe not sure


    Did Christina Delaine do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She made Margo sound old and Daniel sound weak. Did good with Renatta


    Did The Love Season inspire you to do anything?

    No


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    lucy 04-10-13
    lucy 04-10-13
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    "Nice!"

    I really enjoyed Elin's approach to this story, the characters were uniquely interwoven with each other, and the ending was great. A very creative approach. Very open ended in what would unfold for each of them, but not in a way to set up a sequel or series, just great writing style. It was fun to see what my mind wanted to do with the characters. I was delighted to be brought into the story that way. The "romance" of the Island & "fine dining/wine" was wonderfully unfolded in the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nevine Kuwait, Kuwait 03-25-13
    Nevine Kuwait, Kuwait 03-25-13
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    "A love season to remember.."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, only to some one who is looking for a low-tide story.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    wasn't surprising


    What three words best describe Christina Delaine’s performance?

    Professional, quite but sometimes boring.


    Do you think The Love Season needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, The story line isn't designed for that. It would be too much.


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