Longing for a good summer read centered around beautiful Nantucket, author Elin Hinderbrand is an excellent “go to” choice for just such a read. ~ Sheila
When Grace Pancik sets her mind on something there is really no stopping her. When Grace decides that she wants the most beautiful gardens in all of Nantucket, she hires the easy on the eyes Benton to be her guide.
When Madeline King, Grace’s best friend, struggles with writers block with an ever pressing deadline… she panics and reaches for a story line she knows that she should not be telling, but what could it hurt? And who would know?
When Eddie, Grace’s’ husband gets in over his head in a real estate windfall gone bad, he makes some hard and most definitely not legal choices… but with Madeline King insisting on her money back that she and her husband gave Eddie in trust and is constantly calling threateningly a lawsuit, and the bills stacking up around him… what is a guy to do?
Grace’s hanging out almost daily with the gardener.
Madeline is writing a steamy tell all… but what is her inspiration?
Eddie is having secret conversations with Madeline.
Grace’s twin teenage daughters are up to their own schemes while their parents are so preoccupied.
Madeline rents a studio apartment.
and that is how Rumors get started….
I have enjoyed Elin Hilderbrand in the past and The Rumor was no exception. Author Elin Hilderbrand once again creates an easy and engaging summer read that is just plain fun. I enjoyed each of the story lines in the book and how easily one can misinterpret what is really happening… as well as how often what we think could not possibly be true – actually is.
Narrated by Kathleen McInerney (who also occasionally narrates for Mary Kay Andrews), the book on audio flowed well. I found myself engaged in what would happen next.
Definitely a go to author for me, I recommend Hilderbrand’s books for those who love a good summery read based on the island of Nantucket.. where truly… anything can and will happen.
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: June 16, 2015
24 thoughts on “The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand”
I loved this one, too; I didn’t listen, however…LOL.
Some day Laurel… some day 😀
My TBR stacks and shelves are too tall and full to add another book!
LOL I hear you.
I like her books on audio so will add this to my audible wish list.
I like her on audio too – they are good listens.
Love books in Nantucket and have seen one or two other very positive reviews for it. Would love to listen to it but not available at Audible to me internationally. Like Kathleen Mc as a narrator. Will just need to go Kindle for this one.
Oh too bad about Audible international! I did download it from audible here… I wonder what the difference is?
I’ve been really wanting to try her books and this one looks really good. It’s so true how easily things get misinterpreted. Thanks for the info about the narrator. My library has a ton of audios by Mary Kay Andrews that I’ve been wanting to listen to but hadn’t started any of them. I’m glad to hear you liked the narrator. Now I just need to see if they have any Hilderbrand!
Mary Kay Andrews is another sweet summer listen – her audio books are fun!
I’ve had this on my tbr list but have no idea when I’ll get to it. Soooo many books !
Right? I really should read today…..
I’ve read one of her books. This sounds good as well.
She is pretty similar in her stories… usually Nantucket, usually women friendships, and usually some sort of light romance.
Sheila, this really does sound like it would be enjoyable to read. The cover is terrific, and I’m glad the contents are, too. I hope your weekend is relaxing (I hope mine is, too).
Thanks Suko – the weekend is wide open – no commitments and I LOVE that
As with Suko, I loved the cover. Would you say a lazy sunday afternoon read?
Oh yes, easily a one day read if that is your plan 🙂
I enjoyed your review Sheila. This sounds like a book/author I would enjoy.
She is a good read and a super nice person – I have met her at the Expo before. She gives out Coor’s Light beer with her books… whats not to love? 😀
I’ve got to read the Elin H every summer or the season isn’t complete.
Yes she makes for excellent summer reading!
Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. It is on my list, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. All of her books that I’ve read so far, have been wonderful. Hugs.
I enjoyed this one on audio too!