by Elin Hilderbrand
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)
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