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The Love Season


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Its a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island.  Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever.


Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade.  This all changes with a phone call from Marguerites goddaughter, Renata Knox.  Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renatas mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier.  And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her fathers wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mothers life—and death.  But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.


Welcome to The Love Season—a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades; a story that embraces the charming, pristine island of Nantucket, as well as Manhattan, Paris and Morocco.  Elin Hilderbrands most ambitious novel to date chronicles the famous couplings of real lives: love and friendship, food and wine, deception and betrayal—and forgiveness and healing.

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, 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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Jennifer Kulman, August 13, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Kulman)
The focus of the book is an event that happened nearly 15 years ago, which caused Marguerite to abruptly close her successful Nantucket restaurant and become a recluse. The book alternates between telling the story in the present while giving details about the past.

The way it is written is captivating, waiting to find out what had happened so many years ago. And also to piece together what became of her best friend, her best friend's husband, and her lover, none of whom are a part of Marguerite's present life.
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