Restoration uWashed away most of his mistakes in my eyes I couldn t ignore the fact that he was a decent guy at his core and I could see why each of the women fell for him For some reason each wife thought she would be the one to save him but it didn t work out that way in the end I think it says something that they all still cared enough maybe even still loved him to come together to say goodbye My father didn t really die of a heart attack did he He died of heartbreak Can you imagine the drama with three former wives staying in the same house together Years of competitiveness and secrets surfaced and I seriously couldn t look away Itickly turned into a binge reading session for me Of the three wives Laurel was easily my favorite Even after "everything i think her and deacon shared the "I think her and Deacon shared the connection Belinda and Scarlett were such catty hypocrites most of the time but I have to admit they made me laughThe house on Hoicks Hallow Road was a character in itself really Sort of rundown and plain but the heart of the family I liked that each of the wives and their children were so different and lived different lives but they all loved that house for the same reason they knew what it meant to DeaconI don t think you can read an Elin Hilderbrand novel and walk away not wanting to visit Nantucket Until then I guess I have her words to transport me So there s some good news and then some bad news The good news is that I didn t hate this book as badly as I thought when I first started it The bad news is it wasn t very good There were too many characters most of them dopey vapid and shallow JP was the most real along with Chef Deacon Deacon s story was really the only compelling part of this book Buck s indescretion with Belinda was an eye rolling wtf event Laurel s anger and distrust of Buck over said indescretion turns into take me pstairs and make love to me I kid you not And there they are for the rest of the visit In love After he gets a BJ in the kitchen by another woman her ex husband s next ex Ugh The children
WERE SPOILED BRATS ALL OF THEM ANGIE DUMPED HER spoiled brats all of them Angie dumped her boyfriend Joel but conveniently had JP already in love with her after 3 days waiting for her in the wings And Hayes addiction was miraculously solved after a few days and a tearful confession to his mother Everyone ended p with a perfect life Even moronic Scarlett bagged her man the love of her life Ah If life could only be that easy I keep going back to Hilderbrand maybe for the beachy feel good covers I really don t know why cause most of her stories are stinkers Unless you really need something to read skip this one The story Here s to s is sad and brilliantly fast paced Elin Hilderbrand is skilful adapting brilliant story lines I enjoyed reading about the characters and I found myself having great sympathy for a dysfunctional family A popular television chef Deacon Thorpe was found dead at the age of 53 from a heart attack
in his summer cottage named America Paradise on Nuntucket Island He was married to his high school sweetheart Laurel they had his summer cottage named America Paradise on Nuntucket Island He was married to his high school sweetheart Laurel they had son Haynes Thorpe Then Deacon married an actress Belinda Rowe and they had a daughter Angela Thorpe After divorcing his wife Belinda he married Scarlett Oliver they had a nine year old daughter Ellery Thorpe All the women only shared one thing in common the love for the man th. Orite place on earth a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage his messy complicated family is reeling Now Deacon's three wives his children and his best friend gather on the island he loved to say farewell The three very different women have long been bitter rivals each wanting to claim the primary place in Deacon's life and his ,
Ey all married Naturally the women all dislike one another But now the women must all come together in order to see out Deacons final wish to have his own dysfunctional family wives children and all return to his favourite place on earth the idyllic eastern bluff of Nuntucket I was impressed with the whole story line and the secrets that are revealed Will the wives bond as they say their goodbyes to the man they loved I highly recommend this emotional novel about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect it I mean even for a summer read ie so fluffy and insubstantial that brain candy is an insult to other books deemed as such this book was tter crapNot much of a plot as evident in the summary More of a tour guide to Nantucket than anything The most entitled stupid vapid annoying cast of women I have encountered in a chick lit Insultingly simple resolution to major events ie Oh my god I m so sorry I m a drug addict I ve come to see the light and I will it right nowI m chuckling at myself as I write this review because reader the joke is on me I wasted 2 hours of my life on this drivel DNF on page 152 This book was so boring I
kept confusing the characters and absolutely nothing happened I normally like Elin Hilderbrand but this wasconfusing the characters and absolutely nothing happened I normally like Elin Hilderbrand but this was a really bad book Well my summer can officially start Loved this book Could be one of my favorite Elin Hilderbrand books Binge
"Read It This Weekend I "it this weekend I it was a good story with a bunch of likable and some not so likeable characters I always like the way Elin goes back and forth with the story and fills in the background everything neatly tied p in the happy ending A highly nlikely story but hey just enjoy the visit to Nantucket I have never been to Nantucket will be going in September for the first time but I feel I know all about it just from reading Elin Hilderbrand novels Just a really enjoyable beach summer book Following his death the family of Deacon Thorpe gathers at the family summer home on Nantucket American Paradise to scatter his ashes and celebrate himDeacon is a celebrated chef with his own TV show and restaurant three children a third ex wife in the works and a bad boy image but he s heartbroken The story opens with Deacon on Nantucket as a boy with his father and the epilogue closes the story with Deacon on Nantucket where he dies realizing the brokenness in his life from three fractured marriages and his current financial situation to his relationship with his father and his own childrenMost of the novel focuses on the family gathered at American Paradise revealing the lives of the many people in Deacon s life Laurel Deacon s high school sweetheart and mother to Hayes Belinda the moviestar with whom Deacon adopted Angie and Scarlett to whom Deacon is currently married and has daughter Ellery withOver the few days of the novel the family members jockey for position who gets the master bedroom who is the favorite and so forth before realizing they are all literally in the same boat and working together instead of against each other will help everyone in the endIf not for the Deacon focused opening and epilogue I probably wouldn t have given this one five stars There aren t many likeable characters even Deacon but I found the opening and epilogue with Deacon touching and nexpected especially the epilogu. Eart But as they slowly let go of the resentments they've held onto for years and remember the good times secrets are revealed confidences are shared and improbable bonds are formed as this nlikely family says goodbye to the man who brought them all together for better or worse and the women he loved find new ways to love agai.
Free read Heres to UsHere s to Us is a standalone women s
FICTION NOVEL WRITTEN BY THE WELL LOVED ELIN HILDERBRANDnovel written by the well loved Elin Hilderbrand story focuses on three
Women And Their Marriages Toand their marriages to same manbut not at the same time it s not that juicy I couldn t find an ounce of care for any of these characters The only character I liked was the owner of a house that one of the wives wanted to buy and her appearance was like five seconds long There s really no plot or ongoing storyline in this book We just meet these three women and learn about their histories marriages children and present day lives TONS of character information that doesn t really go anywhere in my opinion Maybe this book was meant to be just an exploration of the three woman who were loved by this one man In that case maybe it succeeded If so though it didn t really do anything for me I didn t learn any life lesson or take away a new perspective nfortunately which is one of my favorite things about reading women s fiction However Ms Hilderbrand did sueeze in A Faithful Church Member uite a few recipes and I can admit that was a fun addition I m always game for some new grubminus the crack cocaine of course My favoriteote Dave Letterman I literally cannot stop eating this What s in itDeacon A teaspoon of crack cocaine DisappointedI have always enjoyed spending time with Elin Hildebrand on her beloved island of Nantucket and looked forward to her latest book Here s to Us missed the mark for me The story of three vapid women who had been married Ok normally I love Hilderbrand s novels especially in the summertime but this one didn t work for me I couldn t stomach a bunch of insufferable women fighting and suabbling over every damn thing I get that they were all once wives of Deacon but I just couldn tdoit I am so tired of reading about women that don t support other women and Nude Women Photography (Sexy Photo Book) UNCENSORED uite frankly the first 75 pages of this book depressed me This ex wife will get the much coveted master bedroom at the Nantucket house this wife will have to endure the cheap sheets etc Blah I m sure the story endsp happily but I didn t want to take the journey to get there I want summertime fluff that puts a smile on my face If I want to be depressed all I need to do is read the most recent headlines This book just isn t for me Sometimes a book turns out to be so much than I initially give it credit for I settled in for a light summer read but what I ended Solutions Manual for Introduction to Systems Biology up with was a cast of characters I fell hard for and a story I didn t want to end I can t say I loved everyone I m looking at you Belinda but I didn t want to let them go There was depth than expected if that makes senseLife is messy and complicated and there isn t always a happy ending Sometimes life just sucks People suck Deacon learned that at an early age and it bled into the rest of his life A celebrity chef with a bad boy persona and three failed marriages Deacon has always chased after the feeling of being wanted He didn t want me But I want you The whole time I was reading I kept telling myself I shouldn t even like him What the heck is wrong with me He s been married three times is a serial cheater and a drunkdrug addict somehow he won me over though Underneath it all was a broken guy I mean he was abandoned by his parents who wouldn t be messedp from thatSeeing the love he had for his kids especially the connection he shared with Angie. An emotional heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect itCelebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has always been a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for life But after that appetite contributes to Deacon's shocking death in his fav.