Beautiful Day

Version: Unabridged
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: March 2014
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this beloved bestseller from 'the queen of the summer novel' (People).

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a happy occasion: a wedding that will unite their two families. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event -- but in reality, things are falling apart.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in Beautiful Day -- into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

Reviews (2)


Written by Polly G. on August 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

HORRIBLE. Shallow, priviledged, boring characters who are emotionally immature and over-dramatic. When I saw this author compared to Jodi Picoult, I was so excited!! I love her writing, and I've listened to or read just about everything. This author titles her chapters by the name of the character whose perspective is being written. The similarity ended there. The story dragged ON and ON, was predictable and when unpredictable, annoying. Like, all that build up for THAT??? Please! Over-dramatic.

Written by Joanne Kilb on August 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great reading and a testament to a family's loss and moving forward.

Author Details

Author Details

Hilderbrand, Elin

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.