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Review: 89. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand...

July 14, 2011
I've been meaning to pick this one up all of June (because that's its release month) but hadn't gotten around to it till now... You'll want to add this to your summer reading.

silver girl
Title: Silver Girl
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
ISBN-13: 9780316099660
ARC: 417 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, 2011
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Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
Elin Hilderbrand's Silver Girl is the story of a woman whose life is turned completely upside down by her husband's actions--and of friendship, redemption, and love.

Meredith Delinn faces complete ostracism from society when her husband Freddy's financial ponzi scheme is busted wide open.  Needing to hide her face (and shame) from everybody, she calls up her childhood best friend and is whisked off to Nantucket for the summer.  Not that everything's great between Connie and Meredith...  And Connie has her own turmoil to lay to rest.

I did not like Freddy--and maybe it's by design.  After all, by the time we meet him, he's being sentenced for ripping off millions and millions of dollars from investors.  And, the flashbacks down memory lane don't really paint a picture of someone I would like.  Which begs the question--why did Meredith end up with him anyway?  A boy, of course.  Because we make wonderful life-altering decisions while nursing a broken heart.

Connie is someone I'd want to have as my childhood BFF.  Yes, she has her own set of problems, but who among us doesn't?  Yet she's loyal enough to say "yes" when Meredith asks.  That is a friend.

And Meredith.  From shock and denial, to anger and worry, Meredith is a rock whose husband definitely does not deserve her.  She is torn between staying loyal to her husband, and cutting all ties to start over.  And when her high school boyfriend shows up on Nantucket, she wonders if she can start over.

Silver Girl is an emotional read, and you feel for both Meredith and Connie as each deals with their own problems while trying to help the other through.  The threads of friendship shines brightly through, even over rocky roads.  A good addition to the summer reading pile.

drey's rating: Excellent!

Have you read Silver Girl? What did you think?


bermudaonion said...

When I think of Elin Hilderbrand, I think of great summer reading, so I'm not surprised you loved this one. She's coming here in September, so I'm going to wait a little while to read it.

holdenj said...

I always love the covers of her books, they always scream summer. But, I'm sad to say the books keep moving to the back burner and I still haven't read one! Maybe I'll make a point of beginning with this one! :)

drey said...

I'm jealous, Kathy! Say "hi" for me... :)

Julia--that's what happens with me, too, which is why my TBR pile is HUGE!! Like, I have no more shelf space. Sigh. BUT you should pick one up soon, especially before summer's over and done...

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