Laurel Thorpe, a quiet natural beauty. Belinda Rowe, a gorgeous well-known movie actress. Scarlett Oliver an exotic eye-popping long-legged pretty girl. All three women have two things in common. 1. Their love of Deacon Thorpe. 2 Their loathing of one another.
All three are remarkable intelligent women who at one time were married to the famous chef, Deacon Thorpe. They have made a career out of avoiding one another. All of this comes to a screeching halt when Deacon is found dead and one of his final wishes is for all three women with his children come to the home on Nantucket to pay their final respects to this man.
Now all three women are trapped in the ransacked home on Nantucket that Deacon so dearly loved. Left to face each other with all the secrets they each hold.
Over one long weekend in Nantucket the drama will reach a wave crashing level, there will be anger, and shouting, and tears… but in the end their will also be laughter and memories shared of the man who stole each of their hearts and how he did it.
It is no secret that I adore Elin Hilderbrand’s books. Her writing of strong female friendships and Nantucket always feel like a familiar path that I am happy to travel. After a busy summer of not as much reading as I had hoped, this book was toxic for me. I did not want to stop listening (audio). I LOVED the narration of Erin Bennett (who read many of Hilderbrand’s novels). Erin maneuvers around that many voices of the Nantucket cottage with ease, I could easily flow from one person to the next and know exactly who was talking.
I would not be doing this review justice if I did not talk about the food. Foodies alert! The food mentioned in the book (along with a few recipes too!) is mouth-watering. Each time they mentioned a specialty of Deacon’s restaurant I wanted to make it. I already plan to nominate this book for our book club choice so we can talk about the crazy characters and make the delicious food.
Over all… this book was a fun summerish win for me. I really enjoyed the story line, the back and forth as you learn of each woman’s relationship with the man we only get to know after he is gone… and in the end.. in the end… hearing what happened that last day….
powerful way to close the story that’s all I can say about that. Don’t miss this treat of a read.