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Golden Girl
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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MelKelsey
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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I listened to Golden Girl, a light thriller with supernatural elements. Vivian, author and mother, gets killed in a hit and run while on her jog. Her storyline doesn't end there, though; in heaven she's granted not only the ability to watch over her family for three months but can also nudge them in the right direction three times. It's mildly entertaining and easy to listen to. The characters are flat and forgettable, though. 3.5 ⭐️s

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shanebeth
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my first Elin Hilderbrand novel, and I really enjoyed it. I listened to the audiobook, which was pleasantly narrated by Erin Bennett. it was an entertaining, beachy family soap opera with a dash of whodunit thrown in. sometimes I struggle with descriptive writing, but there is something appealing about Hilderbrand‘s descriptions of the Nantucket homes, beaches, and cuisine. I think I‘ll be reading more of her novels! 4 ⭐️s!

book 15/22 for 22

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SweetP1967
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Very enjoyable beach read. The story was simple but engaging and made me want to go to Nantucket.

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Jgacreations
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Just about finished and i can‘t say anything bad here. The underlying plot is sad yes, but written in a way that is entertaining and funny in parts. Def summer or anytime read.

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kissmehardy
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This was so freaking good. I loved the whole conceit, and the characters were just developed incredibly. Possibly my favorite Hilderbrand. #womensfiction

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aliasNayNay
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I‘m typically a fan of Hilderbrand, but this book was a huge miss for me, it didn't have any upbeat manner of description or the excitement of anticipation. The book was all over the place and it was hard to stay interested. And now she's writing with a ghost and angel themes? DONE, I'm am so done with this author. She used to write great stuff now it's just loose fluff, so disappointing.

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Cinfhen
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Although this was a little predictable, I still enjoyed it very much. I love spending time in Nantucket. I hope EH gives us a sequel to this one. This was the perfect beach read🏝☀️🥥

BarbaraBB You chose your books well for your vacation! 10mo
Cinfhen I really did!! I bought some not so great books too @BarbaraBB but I‘m gonna leave them in the LFL that the building has 10mo
BarbaraBB Hilderbrand is always good while vacationing! 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Listening to this kicked off a huge spree of Elin Hilderbrand audiobooks for me. I got sucked into this one pretty fast. We get to see a recently departed wife and mother watch the aftermath of her death from afar and make sure her husband and kids are okay. It‘s not as depressing as it sounds and there are some lighthearted moments. All set on the beautiful island of Nantucket. 4⭐️

#audiobook
#ElinHilderbrand

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Cinfhen
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My vacation brain wants something fluffyish😅I mean the premise is sort of grim but I‘ve started it and I‘m enjoying.

BarbaraBB Are you having a good time? I certainly hope so! Will email you soon! 11mo
Suet624 Wherefore art thou? 11mo
Megabooks It‘s not too heavy despite the premise. Definitely a Hilderbrand. 😉 And I owe you an email too. Today has been long, but I will write. 💜💜 11mo
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peaknit Enjoy your vacation and some well earned fluff! 11mo
Cinfhen Got the email @Megabooks xxxxx will respond later today 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @peaknit @BarbaraBB @Suet624 I‘m in Atlanta visiting my daughter!! It‘s wonderful 🥰 10mo
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jspoelker
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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I book written from an afterlife point of view. A mother gets to see her children and ex move through their complicated lives in the aftermath of her sudden passing. It‘s rolad in a matter of fact and fun tone. There are serious moments but all in a matter of good taste. A definite read.

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bookaholic1
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#95
Such an awesome story, loved it

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TamTracy
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I loved the idea of this story and also the family aspect. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GidgetsTreasures75
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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9-22-21: My 94th finished book of 2021! Vivi Howe is a novelist, her 13th book is about to debut, when running one morning she is hit and killed by an unknown driver. Vivi travels to a way station where she is allowed to watch her family for the summers day she is given 3 nudges to help them along. Told from many different perspectives this was a fun read with a beautiful message about taking care of your family always.

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏼📖#️⃣9️⃣4️⃣ 1y
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Sgraf307
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This was the first Elin Hilderbrand book I have read and I really enjoyed it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MNreader
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I can't even think how I'll feel when my mom dies

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DebbieGrillo
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Ha!

kspenmoll 🙌🏻 so true! 1y
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Judybskt
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1. Tagged
2. Any Elin Hildebrand or Beatriz Williams book.
3. Upcoming birthdays - my oldest turns 29 on Monday.

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳📖💗 2y
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Megabooks
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Vaguely fictionalized author Vivi is killed in a hit-and-run on Nantucket. She leaves behind 3 young adult children. Vivi is taken to heaven and allowed to watch the goings on in her family and on Nantucket for the summer and is allowed 3 nudges to help them. Definitely cheesy, but still enjoyable because it‘s Elin. Between a pick and a so-so.

Erin Bennett is still a great narrator for Elin‘s #audiobooks!

MsMelissa I really do need to try one of Hilerbrand‘s books. I‘m hoping to get to Summer of 69 in August. 2y
Megabooks @MsMelissa that‘s a good one! I also enjoyed her paradise trilogy (this is the first book) 2y
Cinfhen Ugh, it sounds so cheesy but I still want to read it 😝Im gonna wait a bit before I read / and I‘ll #BorrowNotBuy 2y
Cinfhen I really liked Summer of 69 @MsMelissa That‘s a good one to start with 😊 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen definitely borrow!! I‘m so glad I waited for a library copy!! 2y
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Megabooks
Golden Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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You ever get stuck in the middle of a bunch of books and just don‘t know what to finish? That‘s me tonight! Three audio and three print. 🤷🏻‍♀️

@Cinfhen here‘s my mid-week forecast! 😂 Hopefully I‘ll finish some before the weekend, but there will probably be some bails!

IamIamIam Lol... I'm totally a "I can't decide what to finish now so I might as well start something else!" ? 2y
Megabooks @IamIamIam that‘s what I‘ve done the last 3 nights!! I‘m trying to finish one tonight! Get something off my plate. 😂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m in the same boat. I keep adding “just one more” book for some unknown added dimension to my current reads! 🤣🤣 2y
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Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage lol!! Truth! 😂 I almost added another book, but I decided to focus on finishing the one about Epstein. I did not read her series about it in the Miami Herald, so this angle of it is new to me and really interesting! I just saw you posted a bunch of reviews. 😁 always enjoy what you have to say! 2y
Cinfhen You have a solid mix of genres going!!!! I can‘t juggle so many books at once🤷🏼‍♀️The Epstein one sounds good! Why did you stall on (edited) 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen The problem is I keep on switching among them, so it‘s like 20% here 15% there. I read 25% of Golden in the late afternoon. 30% more of Epstein this evening, and I just read 12% more of my reread of Craigslist. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I have a finishing problem!! 😂 the Epstein is good, but very heavy. I‘ve listened to it in three chunks because I just feel for these young girls, and it‘s not easy listening. ⬇️ 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m going to comment on you and Golden. It‘s about a 51 year old author who dies suddenly leaving behind 3 kids ages 25, 21, and 18. She gets to watch them (and her other friends and family) from heaven for a summer. Not sure if because of her age and the kids ages that it would be too sad for you. I‘m reserving full comment for you until I finish. I‘ll probably wrap it up tomorrow. Just FYI. 💕😘 2y
Cinfhen Ugh!!! That sounds potentially like a gut kick. I‘ll wait to hear your final thoughts. Now might not be the right time for me. Thanks so much for the heads-up xxxxxx 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I thought it might hit a little too close. I‘m wondering why Elin has been so obsessed with death in her past couple of books?? The Paradise trilogy wasn‘t so bad, but I wasn‘t in the mood for 28 Summers, and this one is just okay 70% in. It‘s a bit cheesy, and I may not recommend it just for that reason. Not worth the stress over a mediocre book!! 2y
Cinfhen I agree, her books are starting to feel to formulated. I‘ll take the pass!! Thanks, friend xxxx 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks, my friend! I feel the same about your reviews! (p.s. Just saw that Audible has a Ghislaine podcast now. Must listen!) 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage just saw this! When I have some distance, I‘ll take a peek. Perversion is had to listen to for the same reason as She Said was for me. I just feel for the victims. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks For sure. Can‘t overdo and hurt your heart too much. 2y
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NikkiKey94
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This was my first book that I‘ve read by Elin Hilderbrand and I loved it! I have to read her other novels if they are like this one! I‘ve heard so many good things about her books and I‘m glad I finally jumped on the bandwagon! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!

JenlovesJT47 When it‘s Christmastime you have to read her Winter Street series! They‘re so good (there are 4 total) and I make a point of reading at least two every year during December. ❤️ 2y
NikkiKey94 @JenlovesJT47 I will definitely read them! Thanks for the recommendation! I have a few of hers in paperback but haven‘t gotten around to reading them but I definitely will now! 2y
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Judybskt
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This was a great summer read!

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swishandflick
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I'm an Elin Hilderbrand fan, so I requested this from the library without reading the blurb, and as it turns out that was for the best. Had I realized that it started with the central character's death, I may not have chosen it as one of my vacation reads. But true to form, Elin managed a great beach read with a lot of complex family drama, and in such a unique way given that Vivi is looking on from the "beyond". Another Nantucket winner! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

dylanisreading Your vacation looks so relaxing and nice! 2y
AlaMich What @Bianca said! I love those little cabanas because I don‘t like being at the pool when there‘s no shade. 2y
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Judybskt
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1. Maybe!!

2. Not sure. I haven‘t met all of the characters yet!

Thanks for the tag @Eggs
#twofortuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊📖📚 2y
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Judybskt
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I love it when the next book club pick is the book I‘m getting ready to read!

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marleed
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Say it isn‘t so - I‘ve actually read an Elin Hildebrand book within a month of its publication! I‘m spending a significant amount of my summer with Elin and feel like I‘m a ‘wash ashore‘ with her community. She expanded Nantucket to the afterlife, and I was down for it!

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Tiffiney
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Another great Nantucket novel by Elin Hilderbrand! She‘s definitely one of my favorites. I read an article recently that says she‘s retiring in 2024 ☹

janeycanuck Oh no! That news is going to upset a lot of people!! 2y
Tiffiney @janeycanuck hopefully she'll change her mind... 2y
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peaknit
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Retirement practice. It‘s still a good a ways out so I‘m training. It‘s 90 degrees and I love it. 🔥

JenReadsAlot Of course you are outside! I'm inside with the AC cranked! 😂 2y
peaknit @JenReadsAlot 😂 opposites attract! Lol. It‘s so hot I felt like a peed my pants when I got up, thankfully my kids assured me it didn‘t “look” like I did. Thanks girls. 2y
JenReadsAlot Lol that's awesome! 2y
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