A friendship is tested in this "thrilling" page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand (Us Weekly).
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Saturday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor.
And rumor has it... that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer's block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation — and a desperately bad decision; and that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely than necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect.
As the gossip escalates, and they have the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight — but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.
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Set on Nantucket, The Rumor follows two families whose lives aren’t as picture-perfect as the outside world is led to believe. Madeline King and Grace Pancik are longtime best friends, but swirling rumors could put a strain on their bond. Grace might be too close to her handsome landscape artist; Madeline may be struggling financially despite a six-figure book deal; Grace's husband might be tied up in a shady business deal. Bestselling novelist Elin Hilderbrand gives us a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of two intriguing women and pokes fun at small-town gossip, making this beach read the perfect guilty pleasure.
Great beach read
Perfect beach read. Just enough drama to really keep the pages turning
Kept me engaged
This book caught my interest right away. Loved the cast but especially Grace and Madeleine. This is a great summer day read or a beach read!
Great read. I Could not put it down. I enjoy her books and this was one of her best.