Jun 22, 2011
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
Silver Girl is the third book by Elin Hilderbrand that I have read recently, and it would be hard to pick my favourite. Although it took several chapters before I was totally pulled into the lives of the characters in this book, I am so glad that I continued reading.
It is hard to imagine how the wife of a criminal would be affected by the dishonesty and scheming of her husband. Especially when his deception has devastated hundreds if not thousands of investors, and robbed them of their life savings.
Meredith whole-heartedly believed in her husband and in their marriage. She was totally oblivious to what was really going on in his business, and she trusted him implicitly. Silver Girl is the painful journey towards truth, and Meredith has to choose between what her heart tells her and what the rest of the world tells her.
This is a great summer read, I highly recommend this one.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Hachette Book Group in exchange for my honest review.