Very enjoyable to listen to. A nice story. It\'s great just to relax with, and let\'s you believe in a good ending that I didn\'t give away.
I found this book enjoyable. Not as good as blue bistro or beach club but still worth renting.
This book is about sappy women chasing after men. Yuk
I would not usually submit a negative review, but this book was such a disappointment that I did not even finish it. I stuck through 8 CDs, mostly because I was listening to it in the car. The longer I listened, the more I realized that each of the 4 women were immature and self centered and the less I cared about what had happened to them or would happen to them in the future. Further, I got tired of waiting for some sort of real plot to develop. I finally decided - I don't need this, and gave up on the book!
Drowning in melodrama and endless reverential descriptions of food and wine, made worse by the simpering, affected narrator - these neurotic, jealous, self-absorbed characters give women a bad name. They have enough money to go off to some island and wallow in their self-indulgence for weeks, and unfortunately take us with them. Some interesting story elements don't make up for the bulk of events in these women's lives being too unbelievable to be other than contrivance.
Good story, good ending, plenty of surprises. Well worth the time.
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.