Friday, September 23, 2011

In Love With Elin...

These past few months, I have been going through a reading spell. I am always reading at least two books at a time, especially when I am traveling. I brought a few on my recent trip to Nantucket, but my friend Cece, whose house we stayed in, had a library and the shelves were packed full of good books. I immediately zoned in on an Elin Hildebrand book, The Love Season. I was hooked after the first page. Her books are so good, you can get fully immersed in them and then lose track of time!

The Love Season is about a chef named Marguerite Beale, who lives on the island and used to run a very successful restaurant. The character lived on Quince Street, which was a couple of blocks away from where we were staying. Every time I passed the street, I couldn't help looking down..what a geek-I know. Marguerite was described in such great detail, that I kept feeling like I saw her when I was walking around Nantucket. I am laughing at myself writing this, but I am so serious. When I was near the end, I kept it with me in my purse. I ended up finding a chair in a store and read while my pals were shopping away. The last time I did this was in Memphis. I was reading a book in line at Graceland and my friends were extremely annoyed with me. Anyway...the book was great.

On Monday, after I finished reading The Love Season, I bought Summer Affair. Another great read, I finished it on the plane before we reached Miami.

A few months ago, I read this one. A little more drama, but this was the first book of hers that I read. I loved reading about Nantucket in the background of the story.

The Castaways was amazing. I could not put this one down. The four couples in the story are so likable, so real and she describes their friendships in a way you can totally relate. I felt like I knew them all after I finished this one.

Next up...Silver Girl!!


Nora said...

I love her too, you need to read Blue Bistro, it was my favorite!

sSe said...

Mrs. Hildebrand just has such a wonderful way with words. All her books present themselves so naturally, and once I start reading them I simply cannot put them down.

Miss Lindsay said...

I read The Island and loved it - can't wait to catch up on her other novels.

CT Cupcake said...

oh I just finished silver girl and loved it! The only one I haven't read*yet is the love season.