Elin Hilderbrand is my new favorite author with her charming stories centered on the Island of Nantucket. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I think I am spoiled because the first book by Elin Hilderbrand that I read was The Blue Bistro, and I was completely captivated by it. Mack knows something's got to give.Love O'Donnell, the new front desk person straight from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately searching for a stranger to father her child. His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. Refresh and try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2017. I found the story to be entertaining and well written. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Hello, Sign in. Profoundly missing her home of Nantucket, where she moved in 1993, Hilderbrand began developing The Beach Club, the first of more than 15 novels set … Vance seems to be the only black character in the novel and he is at one point described by another character as "exotic," another character jokes that his shaved head "makes him look like he's in a gang," and he seems to suffer daily humiliation by the fact that he was originally supposed to be the manager of The Beach Club but by a poor twist of fate ends up getting the position as head bellman. In this juicy first novel by a talented newcomer, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. I gave it 3 stars because it’s mediocre but not awful. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place—in this case, a hotel and an island. I enjoyed this story because it was about owning and running a beach club and the many guests and employees made for some interesting stories. Contemporary | Women's Fiction. Didn’t realize that it was her first book. After reading the reviews, I can't believe all these people thought that this was a good book. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Ha ha. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I'm really surprised I don't hate Elin Hilderbrands books. I am happy I didn't read this one first because I would have never picked up another one. I can only judge it on my reading it, and I read it to participate in a discussion of the book in a group here on Goodreads. They don't seem like my genre. Even though I've only read one other of Elin's books, I can tell this isn't her best. Problem is he's taking his sweet time much to his girlfriend's chagrin. It left too many unanswered questions. The Beach Club | In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Meet Elin. I am not sure what happened to anyone or the what and why for. So The Beach Club was sort of a struggle for me. Maribel wants Mack to grow up, make some decisions, and ask her to marry him. Self-professed Elin Hilderbrand addict here, checking in. The characters weren't perfect and had odd ways of justifying their questionable behavior but I was fine with that. She simply does an excellent job depicting characters and places and making them come alive. The beach club is a hotel/club managed by Mack and owned by Bill. As it turns out, I genuinely enjoy reading about the ins and outs of the hotel business as a working place (or the restaurant business as a working place - like in Blue Bistro). Overall enjoyable, but not as good as her more recent books. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. I look forward to r. Fabulous! I enjoyed this story because it was about owning and running a beach club and the many guests and employees made for some interesting stories. In the summer, she and Cunningham alternate weeks with their children, then she goes off island twice a … This is the first of her Nantucket books and while I really enjoyed it, I have loved her more recent ones more. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. The Lovango Resort & Beach Club, St. John, USVI in 2022-2023. A great example of a beach read... this story even takes place on the beach. None of her characters seem to have any idea what is the best or the right thing to do. St. Martin's Press June 2001 On Sale: June 18, 2001 Featuring: Mack Peterson; Vance Robbins 352 pages ISBN: 0312979649 EAN: 9780312979645 Kindle: B004G5Z4QA Mass Market Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List. I also felt like there were way too many useless characters introduced for short periods of time who really added nothing to the story. I liked the main character, Mack, although I felt he made some stupid life decisions and found myself rolling my eyes a few times. My complaints about the book are: This was an interesting book.......I really enjoyed it, but struggled. It's the story of Mack Peterson, a man whose parents died way too soon and sent him adrift on a journey to find himself. Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2019. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place- … Most of them wallowed in self pity, unable to move on from whatever bad thing life threw their way. I picked up Beach Club, Hilderbrand's first Nantucket novel. However, I saved it for Carolina Beach. I was getting into the novel. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016, This book appears to be made for the American market as pricing on back is in dollars. The characters weren't perfect and had odd ways of justifying their questionable behavior but I was fine with that. So many to follow and all the drama of the island. I love picturing the beaches, people and other places around the island and setting myself right in the middle of it! I truly enjoyed some of the vignettes between hotel staff characters and a few specific hotel guests. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. I liked the premise of the story, following the staff and guests at a beach resort on Nantucket over the course of a season. Hmmm. All Hello, Sign in. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Gift Cards Sell In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Elin Hilderbrand’s Bucket List Weekend. I heard so much about this author lately so decided to read one of her books. Elin Hilderbrand makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. Elin Hilderbrand is such a good writer. Her short fiction has appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review and The Colorado Review.She lives year-round on Nantucket Island with her husband Chip Cunningham. ***3,5 stars*** Having read Blue Bistro by this author, I knew Ms. Hilderbrand to be a talented writer. However, I found myself questioning the authors choices in some places (like the small, tiny, itty-bitty part involving the gun) because they seemed irrelevent and mindless. I thought that I was in for an easy read at the Beach. As a minority reader who reads all types of fiction, there are things that can make you cringe and its a bad and stereotypical representation of minority characters. I just couldn't read anymore and its a shame because I was really liking this author's work. To see what your friends thought of this book. Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2017. They’re much more comfortable when they have a problem.”, “Nobody knows where it comes from, and nobody knows where it goes.’ Love doesn’t make sense most of the time and that’s what’s so wonderful about it.”, Summer Beach Reads (all stories set in beach towns), The Beach Club, by Elin Hilderbrand, our June 2014 Group Read. My beach bag author . Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020. Unfortunately, there were so many characters, none of their stories were really fleshed out and the book felt unfinished. First off, I should admit this genre of book is not my usual read, so take this rating with a "grain of salt". It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Nantucket setting was beautifully done. I also felt like there were way too many useless characters introduced for short periods of time who really added nothing to the story. But excellent, solid story line set in a beach club/hotel I pictured perfectly in my mind, and with enough drama to make me anticipate my reading time each day with a grin on my face. December 31st 2000 Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year. I finally found it at the Browse About Book in Rehoboth Beach. She has lived on Nantucket for 25 years and is the mother of three teenagers. I understand that this book took place at a hotel where people come and go, but I could have done with way less details about some of them. Vance just randomly pulls a gun on Mack? The most confusing to me was the role of Maribells father? I felt like this book was just all over the place while reading it too. It takes place on Nantucket Island. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing fellow. Please try again. I recommend this read to anyone who likes a book with an expansive cast of characters, and who doesn't mind living without an H.E.A. I couldn't read anymore. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island.Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. I don't think it was the author's intention to be racist or promote stereotypes but that unwittingly happened with this portrayal of a major character. That bugs me. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place - in this case, a hotel and an island. A little weaker than her later novels but still an enjoyable read. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Quite the mix of people work and come to stay for a bit during the warm summer months to be waited on hand and foot. A great example of a beach read... this story even takes place on the beach. Please try again. Her endings are really abrupt in the sense that you don't ever find out what the consequences of her characters' choices are. Welcome back. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019. Kept checking the cover to ensure this was Hilderbrand as I found this very first of her Nantucket novels unrecognizable to later works. I know she has a big following and people lover her books, but they just aren't good in my opinion. Love, love, love this author, I read all her books. I was unable to put this book down. The Beach Club is a novel by Elin Hilderbrand. Please try your request again later. Elin Hilderbrand. for my taste. The book is smaller than a UK book and therefore the writing appears smaller. Although she seems to always use a lot of characters in her books, she focuses on each equally enough so that you aren't confused and you feel as though you know these people. The Beach Club By Hilderbrand_ Elin Hotel on the island and many come to work there to find love and other things. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This story had many characters and some weren't necessary to the story. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It is simply a wonderful read and one that you can’t put down. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. But excellent, solid story line set in a beach club/hotel I pictured perfectly in my mind, and with enough drama to make me anticipate my reading time each day with a grin on my face. Lacey). This one was full of cheesiness and I was constantly annoyed at characters doing/saying things that no one would ever actually do/say in real life. But a vague storyline. (Spoilers ahead.) I don't recommend this unless you're truly looking for a mediocre, mindless beach read. Try. I know she has a big following and people lover her books, but they just aren't good in my opinion. Well, that illusion quickly disappeared. Elin Hilderbrand reinvented the beach read — and created a community in the process. I felt that many or the main characters had some serious issues and many were slightly unbalanced or a bit disturbed or even immature for adults. A slightly different angle from the usual beach read. Later on in 1993, Elin relocated to Nantucket where she started off as a classifieds worker for the local newspaper before she began her writing ways. Here is a college educated, professional man who suddenly decides to pull a gun on someone. Lastly, and I know this is trivial, the cover photo of the book is all wrong in my opinion. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. The Beach Club (eBook) : Hilderbrand, Elin : In The Beach Club , the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. When I read her books I want to send all of her characters to see Dr. Phil or Dr. Laura. I truly enjoyed some of the vignettes between hotel staff characters and a few specific hotel guests. May have to return as too small to read :(. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. The more I read, the more depressed I felt. He is now 30 years old, he has his family farm in Iowa that he needs to make a decision on, he's been dating Maribelle for 6 years and she's ready for the next step, and he has to decide if the Beach Club is really where he is supposed to be. Lees „The Beach Club A Novel“ door Elin Hilderbrand verkrijgbaar bij Rakuten Kobo. In Elin Hilderbrand's The Beach Club, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. In The Beach Club , the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. WTF! I heard so much about this author lately so decided to read one of her books. I think I am spoiled because the first book by Elin Hilderbrand that I read was The Blue Bistro, and I was completely captivated by it. Some of the other drama that ensued in the characters that were hotel staff was a little frivolous, but this was overall an enjoyable, quick summer read and I can forgive the few parts that made me roll my eyes. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2018. On Nantucket, Hilderbrand fell in love — with the island itself, and with her now ex-husband, Chip Cunningham, manager of the swanky Cliffside Beach Club. Thankfully those places were rare but enough to make me go, "hmmm". Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The Beach Club: A Novel by Hilderbrand, Elin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. A good book, but I did not become emotionally attached to the characters like I did to the characters in her Winter Street series. Very enjoyable, yet a little glib. Even the ending was kind of stupid. Some of the other drama that ensued in the characters that were hotel staff was a little frivolous, but this was overall an enjoyable, quick summer read and I can forgive the few parts tha. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Reading this book was certainly time well spent. This was my first read by this author. Get instant access to all your favorite books. Not a bad book though for her first. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. (Its basically an upmarket soap opera that takes place in Nantucket so drama and bad behavior is expected.) Hilderbrand creates characters that you will remember for a long time. Unable to add item to List. I know she’s a very well-renowned author, I’ll try a few more of her books before I write her off. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. In this juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Too many characters, not enough H.E.A. Parts were really good, parts not so much. Skip to main content.sg. I was getting into the novel. I recom. 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