- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books (June 21, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031609966X
- ISBN-13: 978-0316099660
Product Description: (From the Publisher)
Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.
Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.
Elin Hilderbrand has exquisitely woven a story of love and betrayal, loss and grief, as well as the everlasting bonds of friendship and the power of forgiveness. Beautifully narrated from the alternating perspectives of Connie and Meridith, Silver Girl is wonderfully nostalgic as it is poignantly contemporary. Hildebrand has excelled in bringing us emotionally realistic characters that genuinely add to this novel's appeal. Both Connie and Meredith, now in the their forties, have had more than their share of loss and a quarrel that left them not speaking to each other for three years. And yet, it's their relentless bond of friendship that pulls them through one amazing summer on Nantucket. When I came to the end of this novel I felt as though I were saying good-bye to old friends and I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears at various points in the novel which is something that I rarely do! This is a must for a your summer reading list and I easily give this a FIVE!