The Love Season

The Love Season

[a Novel]

Book - 2006
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It's a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island. Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever.

Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. This all changes with a phone call from Marguerite's goddaughter, Renata Knox. Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renata's mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her father's wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mother's life--and death. But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.

Welcome to The Love Season --a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades; a story that embraces the charming, pristine island of Nantucket, as well as Manhattan, Paris and Morocco. Elin Hilderbrand's most ambitious novel to date chronicles the famous couplings of real lives: love and friendship, food and wine, deception and betrayal--and forgiveness and healing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780312993771
Branch Call Number: HIL
Characteristics: 294 p


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Jul 07, 2017

First of all, I want to say that this author does not write light summer read, in my opinion. I find a lot of tragedies in her stories, a lot of depressing characters and usually one violent scene. In this book we find the violent scene towards the very end of the book. The gruesome details were really not necessary. Also, you never get to know, aside from Margaret, how the other characters really feel. The story is really one dimensional. Although I find that Elin Hilderbrand has a beautiful writing style, I will not read anymore of her books. Too bad because she has so much potential.

Jun 25, 2014

Was slow and boring.

Oct 08, 2012

This story was not what I expected when I got the book, but I really enjoyed it a lot. Elin Hilderbrand's writing is real and descriptive and her characters are genuine. I would recommend this one.

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