Books by Elin Hilderbrand

In her latest, Silver Girl, Elin Hilderbrand continues her trademark inclusion of life on Nantucket, but in addition to the beautiful beaches and quaint town life, she reveals the story of an innocent woman hiding out to escape the notoriety her Ponzi-scheming, incarcerated husband has brought upon them, with only the help of her oldest and estranged friend. Hilderbrand talked to us about Bernie’s other half, WASP life and why every beach read needs the equivalent of a hunky handyman.


BEAUTIFUL DAY by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A wedding readers won't be able to resist crashing."
Hilderbrand's surprisingly original take on the wedding disaster novel.         Read full book review >
SUMMERLAND by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2012

"Despite some well-worn plot expedients and an unduly preachy denouement, a sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing."
Hilderbrand's latest Nantucket-based tale details the impact of a tragic accident on three families. Read full book review >
SILVER GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

The wife of a notorious Ponzi schemer (think Ruth Madoff, but 20 years younger) hides out from aggrieved investors on Hilderbrand's home turf, Nantucket.

Meredith Delinn is rescued from her Park Avenue penthouse in the middle of the night after a frantic phone call to her estranged childhood friend Connie. Read full book review >

THE ISLAND by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"Hilderbrand's portrait of the upper-crust Tate clan through the years is so deliciously addictive that it will be the "It" beach book of the summer."
Queen of the summer novel—how could she not be, with all her stories set on an island—Hilderbrand delivers a beguiling ninth (The Castaways, 2009, etc.), featuring romance and mystery on isolated Tuckernuck Island. Read full book review >
THE CASTAWAYS  by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Great fun, and with a few poignant moments too. "
Nantucket in summer, four chummy couples, romantic intrigue and a possible murder, in the latest from Hilderbrand (A Summer Affair, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2008

"A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun and scandal."
Nantucket artist ponders a tryst. Read full book review >
BAREFOOT by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2007

"Nothing original, but in Hilderbrand's hands it's easy to get lost in the story."
Privileged 30-somethings hide from their woes in Nantucket. Read full book review >
THE LOVE SEASON by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2006

"Less chick-lit beach read than old-fashioned Joan Crawford tearjerker."
In Hilderbrand's fifth Nantucket novel (The Blue Bistro, 2005, etc.), a vacationing college student arranges to meet with her mysterious godmother, a former restaurateur of renown, to learn more about her dead mother. Read full book review >
THE BLUE BISTRO by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Uneasy mix of escapism and medical soap opera."
Another Nantucket beach read from Hildebrand (Nantucket Nights, 2001), this one set in a fabulous ocean-side restaurant where the heroine's frothy romance competes with the specter of cystic fibrosis. Read full book review >
NANTUCKET NIGHTS by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"One hates to see Kayla, a good Nantucketer, take it on the chin like this. But, well, for a good story? Hey."
Follow-up to Hilderbrand's debut, The Beach Club (2000), that summons up stronger plotting but is still sheer as a see-through bikini. Read full book review >
THE BEACH CLUB by Elin Hilderbrand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A feisty, evanescent first novel, lively enough to keep a sunbather awake."
Well-fit, great-looking hotel employees in Nantucket prowl for love.. Read full book review >