The Blue Bistro

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Macmillan, 2005 - Fiction - 371 pages
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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, who 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 she'll move on, as she always does--or finally open her heart...

"A wonderfully poignant behind-the-scenes journey into the world of high-end restaurants, island life, and the inner workings of the human heart. A great summer story."
--Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief

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Elin Hilderbrand is such a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
I loved the book, but found the ending flat. - Goodreads
Which brings me to the ending. - Goodreads
The plot doesn't seem to go anywhere. - Goodreads
The actual plot was not. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Sifra (brilliant bookshelf) - Goodreads

Read this review at Brilliant Bookshelf I expected The Blue Bistro to be an easy read, something you can take with you to the beach or the park to lose your mind in for a couple of hours, and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - tennwisc - LibraryThing

I loved, loved, loved this book except for the ending. It was so unrealistic so I was only able to give it 3 stars instead of 4. Read full review

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Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, and Summer People, 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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