Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand


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Beautiful Day

by Elin Hilderbrand

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A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY–into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.  (from Goodreads)

My Review

I have enjoyed Elin Hilderbrand’s fun novels for a few years now.  Most are set in beautiful Nantucket where the author lives, a place I have sadly never visited.  My favorite was probably The Island, set on Tuckernuck Island.  Hilderbrand’s books, are fun, relaxing, and usually very quick reads.  Beautiful Day took me about 32 hours-and it was a lot of fun!  I really likes the way the book was told from a few different perspectives-the bride’s father, sister, future mother in law, etc.  If you have ever been to “that” wedding-where some outrageous things happen, you will really enjoy this book. I had the pleasure to attend such a wedding while 7 months pregnant with my son- stone cold sober, so I remember every detail!

While it might not be considered great literature, I truly enjoyed reading this book.  If you are looking for a fun, beach type book, I definitely recommend Beautiful Day!


3.5 out of 5

It’s Monday! What are you reading?



It’s Monday!  What are you reading?  is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey  where we discuss what we have been up to lately, and what we are looking forward to in the coming week.  Stop over there and see what other bloggers have posted!

 Here is what happened with me this week

Whew- my 3 year old nephew JUST left, and before I fall into a very deep sleep, I thought I would catch up real quick!

This week I read-

Beautiful Day 

by Elin Hildebrand

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Amity & Sorrow

by Peggy Riley


I am currently reading-

The Book Thief

by Mark Zusack


I am reading this for a great little read along over at  It’s All About Books,

We start the discussion tomorrow and I am almost done with part 3!

Up next-

Honestly not too sure.  I need to take a breath, wash some sheets, and figure out what’s next!

So- What have you been reading?

Please leave a comment and let me know!!

Bring on the Play Time!!


I am probably not going to be able to post much over the next few days- my 3 year old nephew is getting dropped off to spend a few days with us while his parents attend a wedding (get drunk in wine country) in Napa.

Since I have a 15 year old son and a 13 year old daughter, it is safe to say it has been awhile since I have gotten down and dirty with a toddler.

This should be interesting!

When I do get a chance, I plan to write a review for-

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Beautiful Day by Elin Hilberbrand

I LOVED this book, as I have all of her books-they are like taking a mini-vacation!

I read this book in less than 32 hours!

And I am currently reading


Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley

A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she’s convinced will follow them wherever they go–her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can’t imagine what the world holds outside their father’s polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley’s abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, AMITY & SORROW is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own. (Goodreads)

I am enjoying this a lot- about half way through and hoping to get more in before the little terror-I mean tyke- shows up.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I will be watching lots of Pixar (hello Monsters University), visiting a farm for some apple picking, and playing a whole lot!