Here's to Us

Here's to Us

by Elin Hilderbrand

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Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Three romantic rivals in one crowded house equals plenty of room for jealousy in this surprising and heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things; a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe--a celebrity chef with an insatiable appetite for life--and a passionate dislike of one another. All three are remarkable, spirited women, but they couldn't be more different. Laurel: Deacon's high school sweetheart and an effortlessly beautiful social worker; Belinda: a high-maintenance Hollywood diva; and Scarlett: a sexy southern belle floating by on her family money and her fabulous looks. They've established a delicate understanding over the years--they avoid each other at all costs.

But their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon's tragic death on his favorite place on earth: a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage. Deacon's final wish was for his makeshift family to assemble on his beloved Nantucket to say good-bye. Begrudgingly, Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett gather on the island as once again, as in each of their marriages, they're left to pick up Deacon's mess. Now they're trapped in the crowded cottage where they all made their own memories--a house that they now share in more ways than one--along with the children they raised with Deacon, and his best friend. Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett each had an unbreakable bond with Deacon--and they all have secrets to hide.

Before the weekend is over, there are enough accusations, lies, tears, and drama to turn even the best of friends--let alone three women who married the same man--into adversaries. As his unlikely family says good-bye to the man who brought them together--for better or worse--will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon's honor?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316375177
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 249,333
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand first discovered the magic of Nantucket in July 1993. Her recipe for a happy island life includes running, writing at the beach, picnics at Eel Point with her three children and singing "Home Sweet Home" at the Club Car piano bar. Here's to Us is her seventeenth novel.

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Here's to Us 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all Elin Hildebrand ' s books and this one was disappointing. It was confusing in the beginning and then many times the stories about the wives repeated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was ready for another great read. I was disappointed.This Book dragged along , it didn't flow as expected. Too much back and forth between characters stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compared to some of her other books like the island or silver girl, I personally found this one predictable and a bit of a disappointment. Three women had married this one man. What they ever saw in him I don't know, one woman is so shallow. I'm in my 60s and will read just about anything. But wished I had saved my money on this one . It's a shame because I always used to pre-order her books, and so much looked forward to reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Three women who married the same man, all of different personalties and character, are all called back to a Nantucket summer cottage after learning of his passing. Very intricate story. loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did enjoy this book!
redhead52 20 days ago
Really enjoyed this book. Likeable characters, well developed. The plot flowed, but did not feel forced. I've read other books by this author and so am familiar with the local and some of the characaters, but feel this book would stand alone well.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Confusing with too many characters and too many plot lines. Premise is ridiculous. A drink drunk drug taking,lying, cheating chef is loved and missed . Yeah sure . I'm surprised some body didn't murder him. I do not recommend this book, verydisappointing ting.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I really liked this book. Yes, the characters are at times not likeable, but they grew on me, and I was sad when I was finished with it.
SkyGreene 5 months ago
This is a good summer read. I always love her descriptions of Nantucket Island and it being a central part of the story. This is one messed up family, and at the end of the book, they are just as messed up as they are at the beginning even though they try to wrap some things up in a positive way. Even though there are so many people involved, you get to know them all well. I never understood why Angie doesn't refer to Deacon as Dad throughout the book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Enjoyed muchly
MamaHendo More than 1 year ago
After reading two darker themed books, I need a change of tone.. I usually love Elin Hilderbrand’s lighthearted beach-read books about Nantucket but this one was not my favorite. It was well written in her usual way but the constant switching from POV’s, random breaks to throw in a recipe after recipe made for a choppy read. The plot centers around the sudden death of a celebrity chef and his request that all 3 of his ex-wives disperse his ashes near his beloved home on Nantucket. Elin Hilderbrand’s stories are usually filled with light summer romances set to beautiful descriptions of the island but this one strays too far into the “this would never happen” category for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many characters to learn about. Not all are likable. Because the story jumps around between wives and points in the past can be a bit confusing. But when you know them and their stories , the book gets hard to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry that I spent $16.99 on this book. Wish I would have read the other reviews before purchasing. The characters are a sad bunch, rightfully so dealing with a death. However, when you read a book, your wish is that at least some of the characters had or have redeeming qualities. Not so here. I could not relate to these boozing, pill-taking, drug abusing people. I really liked the 2 other books that I had read of hers. This one not so much. I would not recommend this book. I gave it 2 stars for effort.
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8078291 More than 1 year ago
I love her books and have read almost all of them, but this was so poorly written. It's as if she threw it together very quickly. I want her to write like she did with Blue Bistro and The Castaways where the characters are so well developed and the story deep and complicated. I'm hoping that her next book is better.
Robynn More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing! I usually love her books but this one was confusing with all the characters and jumping back and forth. Loved The Rumor but not this one.
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Just finished. Usually love her books but this one fell flat. Not enough character development for me and the story seemed to drag on, go nowhere and then quickly wrapped up the ending without really any satisfaction in it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very different book for Elin Hilderbrand. I enjoyed the story, although some of the characters annoyed me to death. I'm glad I read it, but it is not one that I would go back and read again. I did write down the recipes, though!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I am a fairly regular reader of Elin Hildebrand's books and I liked the change in pace, the insertion of the recipes and the way the different chapters developed the story. It reminded me of how complicated fa,milt histories come out in real life. The island of Nantucket -as always - is the start and it makes me want to go back and visit right now. A great long weekend read.