Book Reviews of Nantucket Nights

Nantucket Nights
Nantucket Nights
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
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ISBN-13: 9780312989767
ISBN-10: 0312989768
Publication Date: 7/13/2003
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 106 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Three female friends get together for the 20th anniversay of "The Night Swimmers." A tradition they started after college of meeting at midnight the Friday night of every Labor Day to drink champagne, swim, and share secrets. Only this time, one of the women disappears into the water and does not come out. What follows are even more surprises as the two remaining deal with the aftermath.

This was one of my favorite Elin Hilderbrand stories. I hated for it to end!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very exciting book. I have just started reading Elin Hilderbrand's books recently and so far I
think this is the BEST one yet! The book catches you right from page 2!!! I read it all day and night till I was finished as I kept trying to guess the ending....this book really has lots of twists to it! Want to stay up late some night when you have nothing more exciting to do? Then READ this book!!!!! 5 Stars !
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Helpful Score: 2
Fun light read!
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Helpful Score: 2
These characters were not as believable or likable as they are in other Hildebrand books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story, great ending. I like the writing style but I had a hard time caring about the characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good quick beach read. Good lead character, a tad predictable but still a good story.
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I enjoyed the story.... right up until the end. I did not like the ending at all. The book shows how lies hurt relationships but that lesson isn't very well learned apparently.

I have enjoyed her other books... this one disappointed me.
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First time reading Elin Hilderbrand and I am hooked on her book's.
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I could not put this put down! Elin
Hilderbrand has become my favorite author for
laid back Summer Reading.
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This was my third book by Hilderbrand and I absolutely hated it,
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I really enjoyed this book, in fact I had a hard time putting it down! Great story, strong characters, and a great read.
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I love Elin Hilderbrand but I was not really a fan of this book. I ended up skimming though the last quarter of the book and I thought the ending was tied up much to easily.
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Great beach read!
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This is the first book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand. WOW!! Even though I didn't like the ending, I LOVED the story and wanted to know more of what was going to happen next. Can't wait to read something else by her!!
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Kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen! The ending was very surprising.
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Interesting read...the story is like none other before; many books have predictable outcomes with predictable characters, but not this one. Twist after twist, it keeps you guessing and continually surprises you. And the ending makes you think long after you finished the book. Highly recommended for a change of pace.
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Quick easy read, good book.
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Excellent book! It kept me interested all the way through with unexpected plot twists and turns.
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This is not one of Elin Hilderbrand's better novels. The characters are unlikable, the plot is unbelievable and the overall story concept is amateurish. The main protagonist, Kayla, is written to be dumpy and naive because she is faithful to her husband and not as rich as others on the island. Her two "best" friends are rich, cold and vindictive to everyone. One is into money and status and will do throw anyone under the bus to get her way (which she does). The other is aloof and snotty, and sets up her friend for revenge. Hilderbrand writes that no one is friends with these two women on the island except for Kayla. Well, I guess someone had to be the sacrificial lamb. This book reads as a good idea that went sour very quickly. Thank goodness it is less than 300 pages.
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I love reading her books. Her characters bring out so many emotions in me when I read about their lives. I was so into this book that I read in from front to back in no time flat.
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This was a very good book. I Love Elin's book
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Good book
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A very intense story about three longtime friends and betrayal, love, and intrigue. Sad but poignant tale.
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This is the 4th book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand, and I'm glad it wasn't the first, because I probably never would have read another of her novels. This is set in Nantucket, like all her other books, but I could not get interested in the 3 main protagonists, with a shared backstory of annual night swimming on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. I could not tell much about any of the characters, as their stories were not clearly delineated; I kept turning back to remember who was Kayla, or Val, or Antoinette. A mystery develops after 50 or so pages, which did renew my interest somewhat, as I wanted to find out what happened to Antoinette, the mysterious black woman & former ballerina, who disappeared on the 20th anniversary of the Night Swimmers. The ending was good, but the whole story was lukewarm and mysterious.
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