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Elin Hilderbrand

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Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.  

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Historical
   1. Winter Street (2014)
   2. Winter Stroll (2015)
     aka Christmas on Nantucket
   3. Winter Storms (2016)
   4. Winter Solstice (2017)
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : Barefoot

Elin Hilderbrand recommends
Playing House (2003)
Patricia Pearson
"Charming, delightful, laugh out loud funny and deeply moving."
Summer House (2009)
Nancy Thayer
"Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide."
Remedies (2009)
Kate Ledger
"Remedies is an immediately gripping, expertly woven tale of pain and healing. Ledger is a brilliant writer, the book is dazzling, but more important, it is moving."
Husband and Wife (2010)
Leah Stewart
"Brilliantly written... A deeply human book: funny, tender, smart, self-aware."
Seven Year Switch (2010)
Claire Cook
"Reading Claire Cook might be the most fun you have all summer."
Juno's Daughters (2011)
Lise Saffran
"Part Shakespearean romance, part Led Zeppelin anthem - a finely woven novel about the islands of yearning that exist in us all."
The Glass Kitchen (2014)
Linda Francis Lee
"A sumptuous feast of family secrets, love affairs and craving of the human heart...an irrestible read."
Water from My Heart (2015)
Charles Martin
"A spellbinding novel...Charles Martin took the threads of his storyline and wrapped them around my heart. His unforgettable characters captivate as they confront their hidden pasts and build upon their futures with faith, friendship, and grace."
This Was Not the Plan (2016)
Cristina Alger
"I love the writing of Cristina Alger....Complex and beautifully drawn."
Standard Deviation (2016)
Katherine Heiny
"Irresistibly charming … A delightful, refreshing novel that illuminates the world of complicated relationships."
The Wedding Sisters (2016)
Jamie Brenner
"The Wedding Sisters is a riotously fun read, so juicy you won't want to spill a single drop."
The Arrangement (2017)
Sarah Dunn
"The Arrangement will both shock and delight you."
Slightly South of Simple (2017)
(Peachtree Bluff, book 1)
Kristy Woodson Harvey
"A major new voice in Southern fiction."
It Happens in the Hamptons (2017)
Holly Peterson
"Hugely entertaining! Put Holly Peterson's IT HAPPENS IN THE HAMPTONS on your list of guilty pleasures this summer."
A French Wedding (2017)
Hannah Tunnicliffe
"A French Wedding is a sumptuous novel that will, literally take you away. It has the scenery, the food, the friends, the scandals. It's a delightful escape to the French seaside that I, for one, never wanted to leave."
The Summer House (2017)
Hannah McKinnon
"I adored this book."
The Captain's Daughter (2017)
Meg Mitchell Moore
"Meg Mitchell Moore does it again! The Captain's Daughter is a heartfelt tale of family and love. Absolutely superlative work from one of my own favorite writers."
The Shortest Way Home (2018)
Miriam Parker
"Delightful...Effervescent,heady and intoxicating."
The Summer Wives (2018)
Beatriz Williams
"The Summer Wives is an exquisitely rendered novel that tackles two of my favorite topics: love and money. The glorious setting and drama are enriched by Williams’s signature vintage touch. It’s at the top of my picks for the beach this summer."
A Well Behaved Woman (2018)
Therese Anne Fowler
"Oh how I loved every instant I spent in the world Fowler has recreated here. The story of Alva Vanderbilt is elegantly and emphatically told. Prepare to be enthralled!"
Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy . . . although the real power of this delicious novel is at its tender beating heart. It's an anthem and a ballad and a marvel."
The Jetsetters (2020)
Amanda Eyre Ward
"Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruise: What’s not to love? This novel fell squarely in my wheelhouse and I was delighted anew in every port. The Jetsetters is fun, sexy, and engrossing."
Writers & Lovers (2020)
Lily King
"Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever."
On Ocean Boulevard (2020)
(Beach House , book 6)
Mary Alice Monroe
"Like so many of you, I start my summer season with the enchanting novels of Mary Alice Monroe. I'm a devoted fan of her magical depictions of the lowcountry and the charms of her characters."
Summer Darlings (2020)
Brooke Lea Foster
"I was immediately seduced by Summer Darlings. Foster cleverly conceals her characters' deceits and betrayal beneath a stunning, sun-spangled surface, and Martha's Vineyard (my third favorite island) is portrayed with glamorous period detail. This is one terrific summer read."
Happily Whatever After (2020)
Stewart Lewis
"Happily Whatever After is a charming novel about falling down, getting back up, and chasing that elusive thing called happiness. I adored this book."
Luster (2020)
Raven Leilani
"Raven Leilani has written a masterpiece on her first try."
Who Is Maud Dixon? (2021)
Alexandra Andrews
"Captivating debut! Who is Maud Dixon? is a beautifully written literary thriller with a sumptuous Moroccan setting. What’s not to love?"
Good Company (2021)
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
"This book is SMART. It breathes new life into topics such as love, marriage, parenting, friendship and that old chestnut, betrayal. Set in both an erudite theater-world Manhattan and a golden-hued Hollywood, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney hits a bullseye with every single scene. Good Company is brilliant company."
It Had to Be You (2021)
Georgia Clark
"IT HAD TO BE YOU is the book-equivalent of a perfect first date. It’s instantly engaging, fun, inclusive, big-hearted and most importantly, it’s smart. Georgia Clark is a fierce talent and her storytelling powers are on full display here. I’m SMITTEN with this novel. Highly highly recommended!"
The Sweetest Days (2021)
John Hough Jr
"An elegant novel, evocative of the great books that first made me want to be a writer —A Separate Peace, Rabbit, Run. The writing is gorgeous and heartbreaking, the story of love and privilege engrossing, and the dialogue nothing short of brilliant. I found myself in this novel’s thrall."
The Good Left Undone (2022)
Adriana Trigiani
"A wondrous novel of storytelling, love, war, religion and that which defines us all: family. Adriana Trigiani has outdone herself with her sharp eye, her humor and her warm and generous heart."
Sister Stardust (2022)
Jane Green
"A magic novel and a sumptuous feast for the senses. Sister Stardust is a thrilling trip."
Our Little World (2022)
Karen Winn
"I was intrigued by Our Little World from the chilling first paragraph. It's a coming-of-age novel complicated by a tragic and untimely death, and it's also a novel about two sisters you will never forget. I fell in love with the confidence of the writing and the colorful nostalgia of the mid-'80s details. Our Little World will transport and transfix you."
A Shoe Story (2022)
Jane L Rosen
"I'm tempted to write this blurb in all-caps bold face: I LOVED THIS BOOK! It is a smart, sensitive and incredibly satisfying romantic comedy, studded with fun insider tidbits about New York City. Count me as Jane L. Rosen's biggest fan--and make your summer sweeter by reading A Shoe Story."

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