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Posted June 13, 2011
Stripped from the headlines; think Bernie Madoff and his wife, Ruth and you have Silver Girl. Meredith Martin Delinn's husband has bilked billions of dollars from a lot of people and she is facing the worst that her life could bear. Did she know what he was doing, but the Feds want to know if she knows where the money is.
Receiving a phone call from her old friend, Connie, who has problems of her own, they take off to Nantucket, where Connie disguises Meredith to keep the reporters and the curious away. When Conies brother Nathan (Meredith's first love) joins them on the island, Meredith must rethink her life and who she really is.
I found the characters to be real and felt the pain that Meredith felt, not only from her husband but as a young girl when Nathan broke her heart. These incidents somewhat defined her. Hildebrand's descriptive locations made me felt as I was on the island. I enjoyed this book.
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Posted June 20, 2011
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Silver Girl a Great Read!
Synopsis: Meredith sprints from her pent house apartment to the alley down where the SUV is waiting to make a getaway. Her friend Connie is behind the wheel. She is the only person that Meredith could turn to after her husband's crimes are made known to the public. Meredith had been hounded by reporters for weeks and hated by the public. She was looking forward to a little R&R at her friend Connie's house on Nantucket. All Meredith has is a suitcase and card board box with her belongings. She can't contact her family because she is under investigation for her husband's crimes. Connie helps come up with a disguise for Meredith to go out into the public. Life at Nantucket seems to be just the ticket for Connie and Meredith as they renew their friendship and go on new adventures. What will they find in Nantucket? What does Meredith know about her husband's crimes? Will she be cleared of any charges? This story is told through flashbacks interwoven into current events. I liked the book. I found it a little slow in some spots but I also couldn't wait to finish it. I loved how the mystery was interwoven within the story. I look forward to my next Elin Hilderbrand book.
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Posted August 16, 2011
My first from this author, will DEFINITELY read her again!
This was a lovely "Beaches" type tale of the lifelong friendship between two women, and how they navigate it after one suffers a unique scandal. Loosely based on a lot of "what-if?" type of questions concerning the life of Bernie Maddoff's wife, Ruth. I that it was a very clever angle and reminded me very much of "American Wife" by Curtis Sittenfeld, who did the same "what-if?" style based on Laura Bush. Well written, and full of beautiful beach imagery, I will absolutely be buying more from Elin Hilderbrand in the future, particularly when I crave the beach/summer/touristy atmosphere she so masterfully provides.
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Posted August 5, 2011
Could not put this book down!
Enjoyed the Nantucket setting and loved reading about Merideth and Connie's years growing up. I think of the song everytime I see the book now. I read this in a day because i was so caught up in Merideth's efforts to put pieces of the puzzle together.
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Posted August 9, 2011
Great book about friendship
Start with Bernie Madoff type scandal, toss in a backdrop of Nantucket, mix an old friendship turned bad, add a sprinkle of love story with a hint of mystery and you have Silver Girl. Meredith Martin Delinn is living a dream life with her financial wizard of a husband Freddy. Only he ends up being a liar who is running a huge ponzi scheme. After Freddy ends up in jail, Meredith finds herself and her son under Federal investigation. Meredith finds herself completely alone (even her hairstylist won't do business with her). She makes a desperate phone call to her high school best friend, Connie Flute. Connie dealing with her own share of tragedy agrees to take Meredith with her to her summer home in Nantucket to escape the media frenzy.
The book goes back and forth between Connie and Meredith, but it doesn't stop there. Both ladies take us back in time to get back story. We know from the beginning there is tension between them, but there are also a number of other relationships clouded with questions. The story for Meredith seems to go from bad to worse, finding no peace and no escape in Nantucket from the scandal surrounding her. Meredith needs to decide who she is and who is she going to be.
If you have read Elin Hildrebrand books before, you will notice straight away this is different than her other novels. I have to be honest I'm a huge fan of hers, but when I first started reading I wasn't excited about the book. I felt like I was so suppose to feel bad for Meredith, who had it all and because she kept her head in the clouds during her marriage she was sideswiped by her husband's misdeeds. Even the shocking revelation that comes later in the story I picked up on right away (though I believe Hilderbrand wants to show us how clueless Meredith was when it came to Freddy).
On the other hand, I really liked Connie. Wish I had a Connie in my life. Not only does she have her own issues she is dealing with, but she comes in and saves Meredith. Then I like her even more when I learned the back story between the two women. It really showed her character. As the story progresses over the summer, we do see Meredith slowly evolve then she seems to go backwards a bit than grows again and by the end of the book I really liked her.
I found this to be a great book of how friendship can carry us and help us to be our best. I would recommend this book.
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Posted May 10, 2013
very good chic read
Story was interesting from the beginning,; Sometimes it takes a crisis for long lost friends to reach out for one another..Misunderstandings, harsh words, life style changes all can alter friendships. This is a story about just that.....It can make one stop and think just where they would be without that special someone.....Elin Hilderbrand is an author whom I have read before, and have really enjoyed....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Tells of today's financial greed-A must read
Highly Recommended--Tells the story of the greed of some financial advisors of today. Love Elin's books. Cannot wait for the new one to be released.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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