This is the third Elin Hilderbrand book I've read this week and I have to say that this one was my absolute favorite! Not only loved all the characters but the workings of a restaurant from front to back and the dealings with all the different customers were so descriptive that I felt like I was right there at the Blue Bistro every night! Loved it!
This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book and I will definitely be checking out her other works. What a beautifully written story - I cared about each character & enjoyed lots of detail about the daily workings of a restaurant, clientele, food and the roads that lead us to the next chapters of our lives. Really loved it!
I really enjoyed this book, not only because it was set in Nantucket, but it revolved around the world of operating a restaurant, and I learned alot about that world. Elin Hilderbrand always writes a good book with interesting characters.
I was in Nantucket last fall and wanted to read a Nantucket book while on the island. I went into a local bookstore and asked for a referral. The bookstore owner didn't hesitate to recommend this book. So glad she did, because I loved it! It's a fast-pace read, a perfect beach book, and the setting is truly ... all Nantucket! If you need a light beach, fun, breezy beach read, this is it! And definitely a must if you love Nantucket and the island life!
This book was wonderful! I love the way this author writes. I often forgot it was winter in real life and felt like I was on vacation in Nantucket. Can't wait to read the rest of her books. I'm reading A Summer Affair now and it is just as good. Give it a try.
I have read several books by this author and really like them. I did get kind of bored with this one though. I didn't get the relationship between the main characters. It was very interesting reading about the inner workings of the restaurant business, but I was anxious to get to the end of the book so I could move onto to a different one.
Another book set on Nantucket that did not disappoint! This was a great story and reading about the 'inside' of a restaurant business was interesting. It was a little mushy in places but all in all a good read. I've never read a book by Elin Hilderbrand that I didn't enjoy! I would classify it as a fun chic-lit kinda beach read!
Took a break from literature like "The Shadow of the Wind" and "The Book Thief" and selected "The Blue Bistro" for a quick read about a summer vacation locale rather than my reality of the onset of winter.
Character development was strong enough to keep me interested, although the plot is fairly predictable and you won't find any subplots going on to make the story more interesting. If you are a fan of the chick lit genre, or want to give it a try, I'd recommend this book.
This was my first book that I read by this author and I would be interested in reading another.