Nantucket Nights

Nantucket Nights

by Elin Hilderbrand
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Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand

The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean-but so can the secrets.

For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets-and their connections to each other-that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy-their marriages, families, even themselves.

Author Biography: Elin Hilderbrand is the author of the Booksense/NEBA bestseller The Beach Club. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing fellow, 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, and their son.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429943383
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/28/2009
Edition description: Large Type / Large Print
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 0.84(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Summer People and The Blue Bistro, among others. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives with her husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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Nantucket Nights 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
Nocturnal_Nancy More than 1 year ago
I chose Nantucket Nights as a book I thought was going to be sort of an easy, light read. To the contrary, I could not put it down. The scandals and betrayals that change everyone's lives made the book a real page turner. The characters are so real and although the story setting was an island where everyone knows each other - the town that I live in all though not that small - is a town where scandals like this happen every day. It is a story of frienships, marraiges and the choices we make in everyday life. The book reminds us of how sometimes things are not as they seem and what relationships we should value. I would recommend this book as a must read. I have already passed the book along to three other people.
Pebbles730 More than 1 year ago
This story was very enjoyable to read. It had some mystery and kept you turning the pages wondering what was going to happen next. It was much shorter than the author's other books, but I enjoyed it all the same. I started reading Barefoot and since then have started reading all of Elin Hilderbrands's books. I really enjoy her style of writing and her setting of Nantucket. If you enjoy a nice relaxing read with a story about families and friends and relationships, this is a great book for you.
APayne More than 1 year ago
I just love this author - her books leave me wanting for more - the story is never ever over!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2nd book by this author which i liked overall but found myself out of sorts at the end. Think the characters needed more closure .. i know i sure did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It flowed right along and kept your interest from page one to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading a few of her books I actually bought two in a row within the last two weeks. Her other books have been very good and rewarding.I found the ending of this one boring to say the least and held no closure on any point. I will also add that I was not pleased with the amount of typos in this book. It seems as the word "the" was replaced by the word "die" frequently and the main character is named Kayla yet her chapters were named Karla. This was too quick to press in my eyes and needed another review of spelling which makes me not want to buy another one on my nook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Waste of time-Disgusted expression throughout-read first 1/3, skimmed rest-if you have children, especially teens-this would not be entertaining-3 women, friends for 20 yrs-main character in weak midlife doubt phase is betrayed by her friends, one who seduces and gets pregnant by her teenage son and in sync w/the other friend proceeds to set her up for murdering one of them to ck out on her past deeds and ruins her life. Husband is no help-was in on most of the info and did not share it w/his wife -Not a single adult character w/one redeeming quality. The absolute worst of the three novels I have read by her but surely, another Hilderbrand slam to Nantucket
harstan More than 1 year ago
Every Labor Day weekend for the past two decades the three fortyish women drop everything to spend time together at Nantucket. Kayla Montero has four children and believes her wealthy husband probably has mistresses wherever he globally travels on business. Rich from investments Antoinette Riley enjoys her current ¿crazy sex' fling, but her daughter Lindsey, given up for adoption as a baby, has found her and wants to meet her. Though married and a successful lawyer Valerie Gluckstern, is having an affair that she plans to reveal to the others at the swim tonight.

Antoinette swims out to sea, but never returns. The Police and Coast Guard conduct a search, but fail to find her. The next day Kayla informs Lindsey that her biological mother vanished at sea. With the disappearance a dark secret that ties the trio even more deeply together begins to reveal deceptions leaving no one remaining the same.

Though the behavior of the lead trio sometimes borders on the absurd and surreal, NANTUCKET NIGHTS is an enjoyable soap opera. The story line moves forward rather quickly with some elements of a thriller to propel the plot ahead. However, the enjoyment with Elin Hilderbrand¿s ¿Beach Club¿ read is the constant changing of feelings between love, hate, and pity that the readers will have towards the three middle aged women until the ¿final secret¿ completes the ties.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I've read it three times. This is by far my favorite novel by this author.
FrancescaFB More than 1 year ago
NANTUCKET NIGHTS was an entertaining read with good characters, until the abrupt, disappointing ending. There were too many unanswered questions; too many of the characters left just hanging there, with no resolution to their situations.
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Good story
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If there was a way to give this book a 0, I would have chosen it. Absolutely hated the story. For women who are "friends", these people treat each other with no respect or loyalty. The husband is a dud too. Total disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was a quick read. I did not love the ending. I wanted something more to happen. I do recommend, but not the best book by any means.
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I loved this book! It was very entertaining. A great book to lounge on the beach or by the pool. This author really keeps you interested in the story. A difficult book to put down