His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016, This book appears to be made for the American market as pricing on back is in dollars. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Refresh and try again. I think I've finally learned that Elin Hilderbrand is not for me. I enjoyed the descriptions of what running a hotel entails, and a few of the characters were really interesting (i.e. Skip to main content.sg. Those almost served as short stories within the novel. No monthly commitment. I felt like this book was just all over the place while reading it too. for my taste. The Beach Club: A Novel audiobook written by Elin Hilderbrand. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place—in this case, a hotel and an island. I think I am spoiled because the first book by Elin Hilderbrand that I read was The Blue Bistro, and I was completely captivated by it. None of her characters seem to have any idea what is the best or the right thing to do. Narrated by Christina Delaine. Since I do not travel in the circles of those who pay $600 a night for a room at the Beach , the air is a little rare. It is simply a wonderful read and one that you can’t put down. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. There were characters that made no sense. Also, I have never read anything by this author, who I understand is very popular, so I cannot judge this book based on any of her other works. “Some people don’t like being happy. Hmmm. However, I found myself questioning the authors choices in some places (like the small, tiny, itty-bitty part involving the gun) because they seemed irrelevent and mindless. Contemporary | Women's Fiction. The Beach Club | In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY! The Lovango Resort & Beach Club, St. John, USVI in 2022-2023. 9780312979645 - The Beach Club: a Novel by Hilderbrand, Elin - … The fact that this author picks Nantucket Island to set her books in adds so much charm and enchantment to them. I am not sure what happened to anyone or the what and why for. I found the story to be entertaining and well written. I am happy I didn't read this one first because I would have never picked up another one. The school custodian shows up on Nantucket and gives Cecily money? The most confusing to me was the role of Maribells father? After reading others reviews I am happy others agree I may give this author anothe. I couldn't read anymore. I enjoyed this story because it was about owning and running a beach club and the many guests and employees made for some interesting stories. I liked the main character, Mack, although I felt he made some stupid life decisions and found myself rolling my eyes a few times. The ending was abrupt and felt like she was trying to have me look forward to a sequel. I liked the main character, Mack, although I felt he made some stupid life decisions and found myself rolling my ey. Although she seems to always use a lot of characters in her books, she focuses on each equally enough so that you aren't confused and you feel as though you know these people. (Really? Neat story idea,with space for a sequel. Painful. At that point, I was done. A great example of a beach read... this story even takes place on the beach. This one was full of cheesiness and I was constantly annoyed at characters doing/saying things that no one would ever actually do/say in real life. Sadly, I didn't like most of the characters. I actually skimmed the 2nd half of the book. It got a bit draggy in the middle but had a good twist at the end, with a satisfying and realistic ending. His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Even the ending was kind of stupid. I heard so much about this author lately so decided to read one of her books. Mack knows something's got to give.Love O'Donnell, the new front desk person straight from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately searching for a stranger to father her child. for my taste. I liked the premise of the story, following the staff and guests at a beach resort on Nantucket over the course of a season. Most of them wallowed in self pity, unable to move on from whatever bad thing life threw their way. Lastly, and I know this is trivial, the cover photo of the book is all wrong in my opinion. Elin Hilderbrand is such a good writer. I know she has a big following and people lover her books, but they just aren't good in my opinion. As it turns out, I genuinely enjoy reading about the ins and outs of the hotel business as a working place (or the restaurant business as a working place - like in Blue Bistro). You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. However, I saved it for Carolina Beach. They married before she turned 26, and she enrolled at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Didn’t realize that it was her first book. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2019. The Beach Club is a novel by Elin Hilderbrand. This is the last Elin Hilderbrand book I will read. The characters weren't perfect and had odd ways of justifying their questionable behavior but I was fine with that. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club.It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Preloaded Digital Audio Player, Unabridged, Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. I picked up Beach Club, Hilderbrand's first Nantucket novel. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Filled with guest problems along with personal turmoil from all of the employees, this summer is bound to be one none of them will forget. I also felt like there were way too many useless characters introduced for short periods of time who really added nothing to the story. I gave this book two stars. It takes place on Nantucket Island. I know she has a big following and people lover her books, but they just aren't good in my opinion. The Beach Club: Hilderbrand, Elin: Amazon.sg: Books. Not a sane one in the bunch except Lacey, an 80 plus year old woman who misses her husband, Max, and Tiny, a woman who works the front desk and keeps her private life to herself not engaging in drama. ***3,5 stars*** Having read Blue Bistro by this author, I knew Ms. Hilderbrand to be a talented writer. Welcome back. A good book, but I did not become emotionally attached to the characters like I did to the characters in her Winter Street series. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year. Although she seems to always use a lot of characters in her books, she focuses on each equally enough so that you aren't confused and you feel as though you know these people. Unable to add item to List. Lacey). The Nantucket setting was beautifully done. Some of the other drama that ensued in the characters that were hotel staff was a little frivolous, but this was overall an enjoyable, quick summer read and I can forgive the few parts tha. Overall enjoyable, but not as good as her more recent books. (Spoilers ahead.) I have a feeling this was a bad start I wanted to love it and was becoming hopeful during the storm that it might come together but for me it did not. I finally found it at the Browse About Book in Rehoboth Beach. She writes her stories out longhand on a legal-size notepad—either poolside or at the beach—then transcribes them onto her laptop. As it turns out, I genuinely enjoy reading about the ins and outs of the hotel business as a working place (or the restaurant business as a working place - like in Blue Bistro). Her short fiction has appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review and The Colorado Review.She lives year-round on Nantucket Island with her husband Chip Cunningham. “A steamy tale.” ―The Boston Herald“A strong, emotional pull...readers will remain absorbed until the surprising denouement.” ―Publishers Weekly “Surprisingly touching...a work of fiction you're likely to think about long after you've put it down.” ―People. I just couldn't read anymore and its a shame because I was really liking this author's work. However, I waited a long time to read. Start by marking “The Beach Club” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Only this summer is different. There were some I liked more than others. I like this author but this is not her best. Elin Hilderbrand makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I read The Blue Bistro by Hilderbrand and really liked it so wanted to follow it up with The Beach Club, the precursor. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. She was born and raised in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and was previously a teaching/writing fellow at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. They’re much more comfortable when they have a problem.”, “Nobody knows where it comes from, and nobody knows where it goes.’ Love doesn’t make sense most of the time and that’s what’s so wonderful about it.”, Summer Beach Reads (all stories set in beach towns), The Beach Club, by Elin Hilderbrand, our June 2014 Group Read. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. I don't recommend this unless you're truly looking for a mediocre, mindless beach read. Then the abrupt and predictable ending. Something went wrong. The Beach Club Elin Hilderbrand. Parts were really good, parts not so much. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Fabulous! Every time I read this author's book I feel like I'm walking the streets of Nantucket again which is wonderful. A little weaker than her later novels but still an enjoyable read. I think I've finally learned that Elin Hilderbrand is not for me. Hello, Sign in. To see what your friends thought of this book. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing fellow. Enjoyable with nice characters. (Its basically an upmarket soap opera that takes place in Nantucket so drama and bad behavior is expected.) Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Reading this book was certainly time well spent. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place - in this case, a hotel and an island. Love, love, love this author, I read all her books. Other characters come and go and you’re left wondering what happens to them. Please try again. Liked some characters, did not care for others , although it is character driven story, the Beach Club itself is one of the main characters. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Other reviewers are correct, most of the characters are very one dimensional, like Tiny. I recommend this read to anyone who likes a book with an expansive cast of characters, and who doesn't mind living without an H.E.A. So many to follow and all the drama of the island. In this juicy first novel by a talented newcomer, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. (Spoilers ahead.) May have to return as too small to read :(. But a vague storyline. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a teaching-writing fellow.Her short fiction appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review.She lives year-round on Nantucket Island with her husband, Chip Cunningham, who manages the Cliffside Beach Club, and their son. But he made the best of his situation and now here he is at a crossroads in his life. I truly enjoyed some of the vignettes between hotel staff characters and a few specific hotel guests. Try. The Beach Club By Hilderbrand_ Elin Hotel on the island and many come to work there to find love and other things. But he made the best of his situation and now here he is at a crossroads in his life. Of course, it was beach read. My beach bag author . The characters weren't perfect and had odd ways of justifying their questionable behavior but I was fine with that. Elin Hilderbrand’s Bucket List Weekend. The most confusing to me was the role of Maribells father? The book is smaller than a UK book and therefore the writing appears smaller. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019. I look forward to r. Fabulous! I would like to belong to a beach club. Her endings are really abrupt in the sense that you don't ever find out what the consequences of her characters' choices are. I read The Blue Bistro by Hilderbrand and really liked it so wanted to follow it up with The Beach Club, the precursor. Too many characters, not enough H.E.A. I have never been to Nantucket Island but I’ve been close to the area. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year. This summer his secrets can't stay hidden. Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2017. It’s the author’s ability to describe the scenery, the architecture, the sounds and the smells that make it work. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Get instant access to all your favorite books. Hilderbrand's novels are typically set on and around Nantucket Island where she lives with three children. But the one character that I had a major problem with and just couldn't get past even for the sake of finishing the book was Vance. Some of the other drama that ensued in the characters that were hotel staff was a little frivolous, but this was overall an enjoyable, quick summer read and I can forgive the few parts that made me roll my eyes. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island. Is Maribel going to pine for Mack her entire life? Unfortunately, there were so many characters, none of their stories were really fleshed out and the book felt unfinished. The Beach Club (eBook) : Hilderbrand, Elin : In The Beach Club , the juicy first novel by talented newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. I know she’s a very well-renowned author, I’ll try a few more of her books before I write her off. In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2017. The black guy... is the head bellman?) When he was 18 years old, he stepped off the ferry and right into Bill Elliott the owner and was given a job that wasn't initially meant for him. This story had many characters and some weren't necessary to the story. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was getting into the novel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Try Google Play Audiobooks today! Please try your request again later. Not a bad book though for her first. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. O. by St. Martin's Press. I wasn't able to finish it (and I usually don't rate books I DNF)but this was a DNF for the worst reason so I HAD to write a review. Elin Hilderbrand is my new favorite author with her charming stories centered on the Island of Nantucket. This is one of Elin Hilderbrand's first books. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a teaching-writing fellow.Her short fiction appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review.She lives year-round on Nantucket Island with her husband, Chip Cunningham, who manages the Cliffside Beach Club, and their son. St. Martin's Press June 2001 On Sale: June 18, 2001 Featuring: Mack Peterson; Vance Robbins 352 pages ISBN: 0312979649 EAN: 9780312979645 Kindle: B004G5Z4QA Mass Market Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List. I enjoyed this story because it was about owning and running a beach club and the many guests and employees made for some interesting stories. 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