I can’t believe I’ve read two books in such a short period of time. Usually it’s weeks and weeks in between… or maybe the result of some time at the beach. This time, I credit spring snowstorms. What’s a girl to do besides sink into the tub and get lost in a book, afterall!
A few months ago, I downloaded another Elin Hilderbrand novel… but very shortly after, I got distracted by life in general and never got around to reading it. My sister in law Beth actually borrowed it and read it before I even had a chance to open it!
The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand
The Beach Club is the FIFTH Elin Hilderbrand that I’ve read over the past few years, and I continue to be a HUGE fan of her writing. I’ve also read Silver Girl, The Island, Summerland, and Blue Bistro.
This novel was published back in 2004, but having only met Elin 2 years ago… I’ve still got a lot of her older books to catch up on. I absolutely adore the fact that she writes about Nantucket Island. To me, reading is truly an escape and I couldn’t have thought of a more ideal place to visit during the recent snowstorm than the gorgeous beaches of Nantucket.
The Beach Club takes place not only on the island, but also at the islands iconic resort hotel and beach club. The main characters of the book are the staff of the facility, their loved ones, and their honored guests. Eloquently, Hilderbrand makes you feel like a guest of the resort as well… you can almost see the sheen coming off the beautiful wooden desk in the lobby and feel the sand under your feet along the beach.
The story really centers around Mack, the manager of the resort, and everyone he is linked to: his fiance Maribel, his new employee Jem, his best friend Gardner, and his long-time employee Vance. These are only a few of the characters you’ll meet on this trip to Nantucket.
The Beach Club is a story of loyalty, commitment, and love… and a story of how time delivers change when you least expect it. Each and every character has significant decisions to make… choices that will change their future and their surroundings.
Love affairs, family heartbreak, new love, mentorship, and new beginnings are a few of the themes you’ll read about with this book. As you’re reading, you’ll also have a chance to met new friends. I seriously felt like I knew these people by the time the novel came to a close. For that same reason, I had tears streaming down my face as the book came to an end.
It will warm your heart. Try the Beach Club. You won’t be disappointed, but it may leave you craving a beachy vacation…
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?