Not a bad book though for her first. Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2019. After reading the reviews, I can't believe all these people thought that this was a good book. Please try again. 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. This is the first book that I've read by Hilderbrand and it was a quick read. ***3,5 stars*** Having read Blue Bistro by this author, I knew Ms. Hilderbrand to be a talented writer. After reading others reviews I am happy others agree I may give this author anothe. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. 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.Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. I felt that many or the main characters had some serious issues and many were slightly unbalanced or a bit disturbed or even immature for adults. She simply does an excellent job depicting characters and places and making them come alive. I was getting into the novel. Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2017. Is Maribel going to pine for Mack her entire life? It is simply a wonderful read and one that you can’t put down. But a vague storyline. Be the first to ask a question about The Beach Club. There Was zero depth to the characters and some of the scenes didn't even make sense. The characters weren't perfect and had odd ways of justifying their questionable behavior but I was fine with that. I think I've finally learned that Elin Hilderbrand is not for me. WTF! I finally found it at the Browse About Book in Rehoboth Beach. at the end. He's going to make things right for his daughter by giving her boyfriend a $25,000,000 gift? 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 like this author but this is not her best. 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. Elin Hilderbrand is an American writer mostly of romance novels. Yet neither of them really know what they want. Lacey). It is a quiet look at summer in a Nantucket resort ... not really full of surprises, but full of interesting characters whose lives take you to another time and another place for awhile. I would like to live on this island. It got a bit draggy in the middle but had a good twist at the end, with a satisfying and realistic ending. He is now 30 years old, he has his family farm in Iowa that he needs to make a decision on, he's been dating Maribelle for 6 years and she's ready for the next step, and he. The beach club is a hotel/club managed by Mack and owned by Bill. There were characters that made no sense. For me, she hit her stride a few years after this, so while not nearly as titillating and un-putdownable, I much preferred this to her most current releases as it's far meatier, woven in realism, originality, and with character & story depth. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. They don't seem like my genre. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. THE PERFECT COUPLE is her twenty-first novel. But he made the best of his situation and now here he is at a crossroads in his life. The first among her works is the novel The Beach Club, which she released in 2000. We will be sending out more information about this in 2022. Her endings are really abrupt in the sense that you don't ever find out what the consequences of her characters' choices are. On Nantucket, Hilderbrand fell in love — with the island itself, and with her now ex-husband, Chip Cunningham, manager of the swanky Cliffside Beach Club. The Nantucket setting was beautifully done. I love picturing the beaches, people and other places around the island and setting myself right in the middle of it! I also felt like there were way too many useless characters introduced for short periods of time who really added nothing to the story. 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. In the summer, she and Cunningham alternate weeks with their children, then she goes off island twice a … 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 … Prime. 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. 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 this juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. Love, love, love this author, I read all her books. Every time I read this author's book I feel like I'm walking the streets of Nantucket again which is wonderful. 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.Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place- … 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. My complaints about the book are: This was an interesting book.......I really enjoyed it, but struggled. A good book, but I did not become emotionally attached to the characters like I did to the characters in her Winter Street series. I know she’s a very well-renowned author, I’ll try a few more of her books before I write her off. So The Beach Club was sort of a struggle for me. 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. I felt like this book was just all over the place while reading it too. 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. I truly enjoyed some of the vignettes between hotel staff characters and a few specific hotel guests. O. Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019. Elin Hilderbrand’s Bucket List Weekend. 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. 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. (Its basically an upmarket soap opera that takes place in Nantucket so drama and bad behavior is expected.) 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. Thankfully those places were rare but enough to make me go, "hmmm". To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Skip to main content.sg. I have never. 9780312979645 - The Beach Club: a Novel by Hilderbrand, Elin - … Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. The characters are believable and it's easy to associate with them. Unable to add item to List. I gave this book two stars. 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). for my taste. Here is a college educated, professional man who suddenly decides to pull a gun on someone. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I can only judge it on my reading it, and I read it to participate in a discussion of the book in a group here on Goodreads. She simply does an excellent job depicting characters and places and making them come alive. Too many characters, not enough H.E.A. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. 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. 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. 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. I look forward to r. Fabulous! I also felt like there were way too many useless characters introduced for short periods of time who really added nothing to the story. The Beach Club Elin Hilderbrand. This is the last Elin Hilderbrand book I will read. I picked up Beach Club, Hilderbrand's first Nantucket novel. You may be unsurprised to hear that Hilderbrand … And yet, I still enjoyed this. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Others you just don’t care about. But he made the best of his situation and now here he is at a crossroads in his life. I recom. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2018. Then the abrupt and predictable ending. This story had many characters and some weren't necessary to the story. Vance seems to be the only black character in the novel and he is at one point described by another character as "exotic," another character jokes that his shaved head "makes him look like he's in a gang," and he seems to suffer daily humiliation by the fact that he was originally supposed to be the manager of The Beach Club but by a poor twist of fate ends up getting the position as head bellman. Most of them wallowed in self pity, unable to move on from whatever bad thing life threw their way. Hilderbrand creates characters that you will remember for a long time. Something went wrong. I enjoyed the descriptions of what running a hotel entails, and a few of the characters were really interesting (i.e. I am not sure what happened to anyone or the what and why for. The Beach Club is a novel by Elin Hilderbrand. There were some I liked more than others. Elin Hilderbrand is my new favorite author with her charming stories centered on the Island of Nantucket. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Elin and The Nantucket Hotel have decided to postpone our annual Elin Bucket List Weekend this January due to COVID. THE ELIN HILDERBRAND COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 includes three blockbusters by New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand THE BEACH CLUB Mack Petersen escaped the past and started over in a hotel that has become his life. I’ll never forget my trip to the Cape. 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.Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. Of course, it was beach read. The black guy... is the head bellman?) 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. A story about many broken people who, apparently, all have ties to The Beach Club. But excellent, solid story line set in a beach club/hotel I pictured perfectly in my mind, and with enough drama to make me anticipate my reading time each day with a grin on my face. The book is smaller than a UK book and therefore the writing appears smaller. (Its basically an upmarket soap opera that takes place. It's the story of Mack Peterson, a man whose parents died way too soon and sent him adrift on a journey to find himself. Later on in 1993, Elin relocated to Nantucket where she started off as a classifieds worker for the local newspaper before she began her writing ways. There were characters that made no sense. I don't recommend this unless you're truly looking for a mediocre, mindless beach read. This is the first of her Nantucket books and while I really enjoyed it, I have loved her more recent ones more. December 31st 2000 It’s the author’s ability to describe the scenery, the architecture, the sounds and the smells that make it work. Mac Peterson has been the manager for the Nantucket Beach Club and hotel for the past 12 years. 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). Preloaded Digital Audio Player, Unabridged, Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019. The Beach Club: Hilderbrand, Elin: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen … After reading others reviews I am happy others agree I may give this author another chance as like anything some stories are better than others. 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. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Try Google Play Audiobooks today! 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. We’d love your help. Hilderbrand's novels are typically set on and around Nantucket Island where she lives with three children. Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. However, I saved it for Carolina Beach. I was unable to put this book down. The Beach Club: A Novel by Hilderbrand, Elin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Try. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2017. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Quite the mix of people work and come to stay for a bit during the warm summer months to be waited on hand and foot. I found the story to be entertaining and well written. Ha ha. It's an easy read, a light read and a fast read. 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 understand that this book took place at a hotel where people come and go, but I could have done with way less details about some of them. A little weaker than her later novels but still an enjoyable read. 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. But it kept my attention and that's pretty hard to do most of the time. 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. Neat story idea,with space for a sequel. Kept checking the cover to ensure this was Hilderbrand as I found this very first of her Nantucket novels unrecognizable to later works. Maribel wants Mack to grow up, make some decisions, and ask her to marry him. (Spoilers ahead.) 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. I know she has a big following and people lover her books, but they just aren't good in my opinion. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 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. 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. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. Too many characters, not enough H.E.A. Profoundly missing her home of Nantucket, where she moved in 1993, Hilderbrand began developing The Beach Club, the first of more than 15 novels set … Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 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. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I look forward to reading many more of her books! I have read all of Elin Hildebrand ' s books and have never failed to be captivated....until now. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I actually skimmed the 2nd half of the book. 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. Parts were really good, parts not so much. I am happy I didn't read this one first because I would have never picked up another one. The Lovango Resort & Beach Club, St. John, USVI in 2022-2023. I would like to belong to a beach club. Refresh and try again. The first Elin Hilderbrand book I read. Those almost served as short stories within the novel. The Beach Club is her first novel. 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. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Sadly, I didn't like most of the characters. Please try your request again later. The fact that this author picks Nantucket Island to set her books in adds so much charm and enchantment to them. I was getting into the novel. Easy going and very rewarding at the same time. The fact that this author picks Nantucket Island to set her books in adds so much charm and enchantment to them. Don't think you can go wrong with a book by her. Elin Hilderbrand reinvented the beach read — and created a community in the process. Start by marking “The Beach Club” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Contemporary | Women's Fiction. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Self-professed Elin Hilderbrand addict here, checking in. But excellent, solid story line set in a beach club/hotel I pictured perfectly in my mind, and with enough drama to make me anticipate my reading time each day with a grin on my face. I gave this book two stars. 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. & Beach Club was sort of a Beach read... this story had many,... 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