Filled with the emotional tension and multiple points of view that characterize Elin’s books (The Blue Bistro, Golden Girl) as well as an added touch of historical reality, Hotel Nantucket offers something for everyone in this summer drama for the ages.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I am a strong believer, albeit recent circa 2021, that it isn’t summer reading without at least 1 Elin Hilderbrand book. The Hotel Nantucket follows the grand reopening of The Hotel Nantucket by a London billionaire. The hotel has a troubled past, including the ghost of maid, Grace, but the owner is committed to the hotel being the best of the best and earning a 5 key review from elusive hotel review, Shelly Carpenter. Having recently broken up with her long-time partner, Lizbet is the manager of the hotel and tasked with hiring the staff to bring the hotel back to life & keep it running throughout the summer.
The Hotel Nantucket is one of Elin’s best books. It is so, so well-written and it is so reminiscent of my all-time favorite book from her, The Blue Bistro. Yes, much inspiration comes from The Blue Bistro, given that they are a few characters from The Blue Bistro in The Hotel Nantucket, but also for the focus on the hotel & restaurant within. There are spoilers for The Blue Bistro in The Hotel Nantucket and while you absolutely don’t need to, I do recommend reading The Blue Bistro before The Hotel Nantucket. The hotel focus also reminded me of one of Elin’s earlier books, The Beach Club, which is mentioned in the book, along with its manager.Read More »