Thursday, June 14, 2012

Silver Girl: Elin Hilderbrand

Silver Girl
By Elin Hilderbrand

Silver girl is the story of Meredith and Connie. They have known each other since they have been small children, living on Nantucket Island.

They both have tragedies that are hard to shake.  Connie's husband dies a couple of years ago, from Cancer. Her daughter blames her for his death.
They were very close, father and daughter.

Meredith's husband, Freddie is involved with a Ponzi scheme. Where her adult children as well as Meredith are accused of knowing what happened. But, Meredith had rose colored glasses, and her husband kept bringing home the bacon, with out question. In reality Fred, has swindled many people for years, and left some penniless.  Her boys are eventually cleared, but she is still under suspicion.

While the heat is on, Meredith has not  spoken to Connie in years. Since Meredith, and Connie's brother, Toby  were having a teenage love affair, but then broke up.

Meredith  Pours her heart out to Connie. Connie invites her to stay at her summer home in Nantucket.  She disguises herself every time she goes to the market, book store, beauty shop. She is so afraid she will be recognized by someone that has traveled in the same circles on Nantucket Island. 

While they are at the market, someone paints graffitt on Connie's home. That is when the sparks fly.
She falls romantically involved with someone she hires. Then Connie forgot to tell Meredith that she invited her brother Toby to her summer home.  Romantic sparks fly with Meredith.

Through all this Meredith helps with the investigation and finds out the secret that happened with her husband's money. There was a connection of Silver Girl, a star that her husband bought her, and the bank accounts. If you want to find out more you will have to read the book.

My Review:  I love to read Elin Hilderbrand's novels in the summer. I anticipate her books every summer.  I started reading her books, when Barefoot was published.

I did not think I would like this novel, because of the subject matter. It sounded familiar of the Ponzi scheme of Madoff. Doesn't it???

I don't usually read books that are beach reads, I don't get into romance. I like to read something with some meat, and grips you. Silver Girl. was suspense, romance, page turner, and you wonder what happens. I enjoyed reading it, with happy ending and all.  I thought the star, and the connection of the bank accounts was unique.  I would recommend this for a fun beach read.

I am now reading her about to be published novel, Summerland for a book blog tour. I will be posting in the next couple days. So, if you are interested come visit me.  You will have a chance to win a giveaway for the novel Summerland.


bermudaonion said...

I really liked Silver Girl too!

Irene said...

I'm with you, I usually like a little meat in my books too. But this does sound like a good read.

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe said...

It was delicious.