Beautiful Day

Author:  Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher:  Reagan Arthur Books                                                    

Pages:  416
Genre:  Women’s Fiction
Source: Little Brown and Company

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Goodreads:  A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY–into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

Ope’s Opinion:  This story is awesome.  Being a mother of two daughters – wedding days are very special.  I can’t imagine not being there for those monumental times.  I think Beth leaving a notebook for her daughter for her wedding day was a brilliant idea.  Watching the day unfold was fun to follow.  

                                      I enjoyed the perspective of the sister and father.  I just wish I had more from the bride herself.  There were many characters, but it was written in such a way that it was not overwhelming. I thought it might be hard to keep track of who was who and who was related to whom, but some how Hilderbrand wrote it so I kept everyone straight. 

                                    My only little complaint was that in the middle of the story, it seemed to be full of detailed descriptions of peoples clothes, and places that didn’t add to the rest of the story.  

                                   If you are a Hilderbrand fan, you will like this one.  If you haven’t read Elin Hilderbrand before – you need to start now!

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.

                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from
                        Little Brown and Company. 
            I was not required to write a positive review
                 in exchange for receipt of the book;
         rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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