Sunday, August 01, 2010

Review: The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand

First line: Dear Bill, Another summer season is about to begin on beautiful Nantucket Island.

From the back cover: Gorgeous Nantucket is an island where memories are made, friendships begun, passions ignited. Now, during one unforgettable summer, the exclusive Nantucket Beach Club and Hotel will shape the fates of the men and women who walk through its doors...

Mack Petersen escaped the past and started over in a hotel that has become his life. This summer his secrets can't stay hidden...

Love O'Donnell, a glamorous Aspen native, takes a job at the Beach Club to implement her daring find a man to make her pregnant...

Vance Robbins has his African-American pride and festering resentments. This season, a gun and a woman offer him a chance to get even with the man he hates most...

Cecily Elliott, the owner's daughter, wild and beautiful at eighteen, is about to do something to break her parents' hearts.

Lacey Gardner, the Grande Dame of the Beach Club for 45 years, knows about desperate desire...and about the storm coming that will change everything at...

The Beach Club

My thoughts: I love reading Elin Hilderbrand's books and this one certainly didn't disappoint. In The Beach Club we follow the goings-on at Nantucket's popular beach club and hotel. It explores the lives and secrets of several people at the beach club during the club's open season, from May to October. I really liked how all the characters were introduced right in the beginning and then we could follow them as the summer progressed. While I have never actually been to Nantucket, I felt as if I was right there on the island as this story unfolds - Hilderbrand does a great job describing the island and the characters are well-developed. Filled with romance, a little mystery, a hurricane and lots of fun in the sun, this is a great beach read. 

(I got this book through PaperBack Swap.)



  1. Nice review! Thank you for sharing...

  2. This sounds like a good one. I'm going to have to pick this one up. Great review.

  3. Thanks for the review. I am taking a Elin Hilderbrand book on vacation tomorrow but this one is new to me.


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