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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In Here’s to Us, bestselling novelist Elin Hilderbrand takes us along on a drama-filled Nantucket weekend. Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has suddenly died. His last wish? For his three beautiful ex-wives and their children to gather at his beloved home. Decades of hurt and resentment bubble up—and we discover a new scandal or shocking secret every few pages. We loved spending time with Hilderbrand’s three strong-spirited heroines, who make this engrossing page-turner a perfect summer read.
Perfect for those who love food and Nantucket
I really enjoyed this book for what it is, another classic beach read that goes by fast and is intensely charming. It's particularly noteworthy for those who love food and all things Nantucket.
Sorry to say that this was a disappointment. One problem is that all the characters “ talk” in the same voice. There’s no differentiation and they all kinda blend into one.
Here’s to Us
I loved it, Thanks!