Another beautiful day here in Minnesota. Ahhhhhh COFFEE CUP and I are enjoying the deck this morning.
I left you all in limbo yesterday when I asked you to get dressed up so we could discuss the Audie Awards and then I never wrote that post. I hope I didn’t leave you all dresses up and nowhere to go for the last 20 hours. That’s awkward.
As I am off to visit my Aunt the reader this morning the book I want to chat about today is one that has become an author my Aunt really enjoys thanks to the diet of books I have been feeding her over the past year. When I seen this one at the expo, I knew I had to grab it – it is an author I really enjoy too.
Oh yes. Elin Hilderbrand. If you enjoy great summer reading set around Nantucket and friendships – DO NOT miss this author. I absolutely adore her writing and and can not wait to dig into this one. I have enjoyed her books for years and highly recommend them. The Rumor. Winter Street. The Matchmaker. The Island. The Castaways.
Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver have two things in common. They all deeply love a man named Deacon who they all have all been married to at one time…and they all have a passionate dislike of one another.
OOH – let me just chime in here and say is that not enough right there to make you want to read this book?
All three women are remarkable, spirited women and they could not be more different. Laurel is Deacon’s High School sweetheart. She is beautiful and a social worker. Belinda is a high maintenance diva, and Scarlett is a sexy Southern bell surviving on her looks and her families money.
When tragedy hits, the women are forced to come together to deal with the aftermath. The women try to do what is asked of them – but all have an unbreakable bond to a man…. and a lot of secret to hide.
OOH right? And here is a cool thing about Elin Hilderbrand. Every year she has a book signing at the Book Expo. And every year that signing has included Corona Beer. Admittedly, I love that. It is unique. Often you receive great swag with the books – book bags, candy, book marks, digital downloads, totes, recipes, tattoos… there is something that says “Summer in Nantucket” when you think Corona.
So this year, I asked the publisher about this tradition of Corona. She said that it was something they thought of doing at Elin’s first BEA signing because it was different and fun. People sign a book in the late afternoon of the Expo, and they get a beer. Definitely a cool idea and after walking the Expo for 7+hours…. yeah.
Today I am taking this book while I go visit my Aunt. I am going to propose to her that we each read it and discuss it. Then I will post about it. I am sooo excited about this and I think she will be too.
And when I return…. we are going to the Audie Awards so make sure you are ready for that post – it’s going to be awesome. Really. Get ready. I will post it today. I will. 🙂