The Love Season

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Macmillan, Apr 17, 2007 - Fiction - 294 pages
221 Reviews
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, fourteen 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.
  

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I liked the different style of writing in this book. - Goodreads
Dull and hated abrupt ending - Goodreads
It moved along in a nice pace. - Goodreads
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Good book but terrible ending. - Goodreads
The plot was a little unusual, but interesting. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathy Saunders - Goodreads

This early story of Hilderbrand's takes place in one day and spans decades. Marguerite Beale, former chef of a culinary restaurant on Nantucket, has been out of the public eye for more than a decade ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Williams-henderson - Goodreads

Guilty pleasure. I would love to visit the island! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
24
Section 2
28
Section 3
36
Section 4
69
Section 5
93
Section 6
131
Section 7
152
Section 8
220
Section 13
265
Section 14
290
Section 15
291
Section 16
297
Section 17
298
Section 18
299
Section 19
301
Section 20
303

Section 9
234
Section 10
243
Section 11
251
Section 12
254
Section 21
305
Section 22
307
Section 23
309
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About the author (2007)

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, Summer People and The Blue Bistro, among others. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives with her husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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