Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the letter by the bride's late mother, the Carmichaels and the Grahams hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware, happy couple.
Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316099783
0316099783
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 25 cm

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thebritlass
May 29, 2017

Normally I find Hilderbrand's novels a nice escape, but this book was just annoying - that controlling notebook irked me to no end. What adult child would slavishly obey her mother's every command? And, more importantly, what kind of loving mother would inflict such specific instructions on her child?

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weezie1
Jun 28, 2016

a very good read

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brenstuhr
Aug 18, 2015

Great book!

booklady413 Aug 14, 2015

A page turner of a family saga.

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Audrey1976
Aug 05, 2014

I would consider this to be the perfect summer beach read. The setting is Nantucket Island. There is an impending wedding, with the details dictated by the diary of the bride's dead mother. Family secrets and wedding drama ensues. The story was hilarious and heartfelt. Made me want to take a trip to Nantucket.

This was my first introduction to Elin Hilderbrand and I loved it. I have since read Summerland and Matchmaker, and of the three, I definitely enjoyed Beautiful Day the best.

mrsgail5756 Dec 16, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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victoria1949
Aug 19, 2013

What is with these phrases in 2013???

"wild Indians" and "Indian Giver".

I would hope the author knows better but guess not.

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pktab
Jul 27, 2013

Just finished reading this book and I have to say, it was not as enjoyable as her other books. I found it superficial and tedious.

mmitzi08 Jul 21, 2013

yes I agree, was not as enjoyable and I also found myself skimming through some, had the makings of a good book just too much al over the place, guess I'll wait for the next one

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lloll
Jun 26, 2013

not enjoying this book as much as her other books
Skimming through a lot of the story

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