Monday, July 11, 2011
SIlver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand: Book Review
Since it's summer I have been hitting the beach and just relaxing in general. And when I'm sunning myself on the warm sand I love to bring books and have some great quiet time. A great summer read that has accompanied to the beach is Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.
Can you imagine having it all? The lifestyle where money is no object and where everyone knows your name? Now imagine having all of that taken away in an instant. That is what Meredith Delinn faces when her husband is arrested for cheating investors out of 50 billion dollars. With no one to turn to, forced to be separated from her beloved sons and facing the possibility of jail time herself, Meredith jumps on the opportunity to spend the summer with her estranged best friend Connie.
Here is more about the book from the website:
Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had. Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
I enjoyed reading this book and I felt that it was an accurate portrayal of just how important friendships can be, especially when it comes to best friends. In the beginning of the book, the author does not give the reason of the estrangement between Connie and Meredith but rather relies on flashbacks that occur as the novel progresses. We can see just how complicated their relationship is
I love that this book deals with such messy relationships, Connie herself has lost her beloved husband to cancer and has not talked to her only daughter, Ashlyn in more than two years. This book is such a beautiful portrayal of friendship and love but more importantly in the power that forgiveness carries.
I will definitely be checking out more books by Elin Hilderbrand! I currently have my eye on The Castaways
My thanks goes out to Anna and Hachette Book Group for providing me this great summer beach read!