- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Back Bay Books (March 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316099767
- ISBN-13: 978-0316099769
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.1 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (738 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and occasionally frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. Beautiful Day is her twelfth novel.
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I also thought it was really unfair that Pauline got treated the way she did...the only thing I could tell that she did that wasn't so great (at least till the end) was read the Notebook without permission, but she was probably feeling so left out of everything that I really can't blame her. Essentially, she got punished just because she wasn't Beth. I felt sorry for her.
Also, I really didn't like it how Jethro kept getting referred to as "Ryan's boyfriend" throughout the book. All the other characters were introduced once by describing who they were in relation to the other characters, and then referred to by name for the rest of the book. For example, Beanie was called Beanie, not "Kevin's wife". I felt like Hilderbrand was trying make sure that we all knew that she included a gay couple in her cast of characters. I felt like she also stereotyped them, such as when Ann found some decent food in the fridge and it said that she assumed that Jethro and Ryan had been the ones to do the grocery shopping.
In addition to all that, I found this book pretty boring. Even the things that were supposed to be big dramas ended up being let downs. I seriously disliked Jenna's character - I thought she was a whiny spoiled brat. And sorta hypocritical - the book in general and the Notebook in particular mentions several times how Jenna is so wonderful because she doesn't care about material possessions or fancy things, and yet the book goes on to say that Jenna's wedding band cost $15,000 - $20,000 and her wedding was $170,000 - $180,000. I also couldn't figure out what sort of idiot finds Ann and Jim's story "romantic".
All in all, glad I read it. But it left me feeling sorta like I want to hurl.
Those reviews slamming the setting, the entitled summer people, should not have read this book...it is not for them. No other setting would have worked for this story: the tight summer community, a family with money to spare, so their problems are all relationship, choices. The focal point being the wedding of the favorite, youngest daughter.
The Notebook is actually a character....bringing the lost mother back to the helm of this family, foundering without her. Is it self-entitled? Of course....that's what this family is all about.
It's been a long time since I had a novel I couldn't put down. Thank you Ms Hilderbrand.