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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Club: Summer Edition

Have you read this book?

Here is the synopsis from bn.com:

"Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed. Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life."

I started it probably a month ago, and actually liked it more than I thought I would. I like Elin Hilderbrand, but she isn't quite my type. All of her books are set on Nantucket Island, and I just can't connect with it. I've never  been on a beach for more than a week at a time, so I can't imagine being there all the time. I know this shouldn't have anything at all to do with liking the book or not (because obviously I've never dated a vampire), but there is something I just don't click with. I think my problem with her is that every one of her books are set on Nantucket, I wish she had a little more variety. In the end I feel like they're all the same.

Check it out if you're looking for a light summer read. No thinking involved.


  1. I was contemplating picking this book up, but I couldn't decide. So instead I decided to read the books to which I have seen the movies of. Ha. I'm a loser, I know. But I have made myself a pact from now on-- if there is a movie that is coming out that is based off the book, I WILL read the book first and then watch the movie. But for now, I will be reading The Blind Side, Time Travlers Wife, and Dear John. All compliments of Half Priced Book Store. Gotta love it! Wish this non-reader luck! hehe

  2. I liked the Time Traveler's Wife. In that case I think watching the movie first would be ok because I was disappointed on how much was left out. They stayed very close to the book, so you'll just be getting more details. I haven't read the other two, but good luck! I love the half priced book store. You actually may have my copy of the Time Traveler's Wife, I just sold it back to them recently. :)



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