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, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancÚ, 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.
Praise for The Blue Bistro
"The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends - and so, I recommend it to you. Highly." -James Patterson, bestselling author of Beach Road
"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
Praise for Summer People
"Summer People is striking not only for the ingenuity of its riveting plot, but also for the acute sense of character and the finely tuned craftsmanship with which Elin Hilderbrand brings its every nuance to life." -Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Stone That the Builder Refused
Praise for Nantucket Nights
"What a perfect summer pleasure Elin Hilderbrand provides...mixing the complexities of family life and friendship with suspense, romance, and moonlit Nantucket nights." -Nancy Thayer, author of Hot Flash Holidays
"Things get more twisted at every turn, with enough lies and betrayals to fuel a whole season of soap operas....Readers will be hooked." -Publishers Weekly
Praise for the Booksense/NEBA Bestseller The Beach Club
"Elin Hilderbrand's first novel holds up as a surprisingly touching...work of fiction you're likely to think about weeks after you put it down." -People magazine
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Review: The Love SeasonUser Review - Carol Brill - Goodreads
Hard not to admire an author who can write a 294 page novel that takes place in one day. Not my favorite Elin Hilderbrand novel. Liked the last quarter better than the rest of the story. Read full review
Review: The Love SeasonUser Review - Histteach24 - Goodreads
The author's other books have more depth than this one. The story was a cute beach read but lacked any suspense. Renata was a naive, annoying brat. The fiance and his family were snotty rich people who were stereotypical. Read full review