So today is the day that all Elin Hildebrand fans have been waiting for all year..the release of her new book, Beautiful Day. She only publishes one book a year, so once you have read them all, it seems like it takes forever for a new one to come on the market. A few months ago, she blew through town on her way down to the Keys and did a quick book reading at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Unfortunately, they did not promote it enough and only a few die hards showed up, but it was great because we all got to chat with her. She told us about the book and all sorts of tidbits. She is signing books at Mitchell's Book Corner from 10-12 today and at the Hampshire House/Cheers in Boston tonight from 6-8pm. So jealous of my Boston friends who are in town and can go!
Set on Nantucket like all of her books, this story is about two families and a wedding taking place. The Mother of the Bride had passed and left a big book of notes and letters for the family she left behind. A big part of the book is about her daughter's wedding, about which she had many thoughts and opinions. Elin read several of these letters at her reading and they were so descriptive and heart warming. I can't wait to read this book.
My other favorite Elin Hildebrand books are:
and of course, Blue Bistro. All great beach reads. After you have read them, if you have not visited Nantucket, you will be booking your flight asap.