Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor.And rumor has it......that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer's block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation--and a desperately bad decision;...that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect;...that Grace's husband, successful island real estate developer "Fast Eddie" Pancik, has embarked on quite an unusual side project;...that the storybook romance between Madeline's son, Brick, and Grace's daughter Allegra is on the rocks, heading for disaster.As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it. ...
|Title||:||The Rumor: A Novel|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||367 pages|
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The Rumor: A Novel Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. About gossip and rumors and small minds in an even smaller community. Grace raises chickens, of all things. Madeleine is a writer. Their friendship is tried and tested, and nearly ruined. I have a love / hate thing for Hilderbrand at times. I love her characters, love the stories, watching them unfold. Her endings, though, have often left me cold. Too easy, too predictable, too pat. This book, was different. I was happy with the way it turned out. This was an easy rea ...more
Meh, this wasn't one of her best. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good, either. The plot was pretty predictable and unimaginative, and it just didn't have that spark that made me want to dig in and devour the story and the characters.
What it did have, which I noticed early on and then became fixated on, was an over-abundance of ridiculously-named characters. I get really annoyed when authors use names that are difficult to spell, pronounce, or remember, as it seems like an unnecessary hardsh ...more
Hilderbrand's characters are spot on!
Love how Hilderbrand nailed the true & ridiculous way rumors start and take a life of their own. I love her books and how she makes her characters just like one of my own friends. Love, love this book! I just wished I hadn't read so fast, I didn't want it to end.
Every June I look forward with eager anticipation to another five-star Elin Hilderbrand Nantucket beach read. Until this year, each novel has been more nuanced and delicious. Hilderbrand was going through surgery and radiation for breast cancer, I'm also a survivor, and had similar surgery and chemo. I couldn't have written a novel, some days I could barely brush my hair. That's why I feel bad giving s less than great review to one if my favorite writers.
THE RUMOR is filled with big and ...more
this is the 3rd book I have read by this author and I haven't loved any of them?!? I think I'm done. Cringeworthy characters.....this book was just not for me!
"Every life contains a novel.”
This is my first book by Elin Hilderbrand. I'm not sure if it was the right one to begin with, but when my flight got canceled and I suddenly had to rent a car and drive four hours, I knew I needed an audiobook to help me stay awake.
The Rumor did its job. I was entertained the whole way through. The drive was a breeze while I was picturing the beautiful Nantucket (which is on my list of places to vacation at). A small island where people love to gossip and where t ...more
This may be my favorite Elin Hilderbrand novel of all time! It was so fun to go along for the ride while others got involved in clandestine affairs, illegal activities and teenaged angst. I thought the characters were well drawn for such a fast paced and addicting plot. There were beautiful descriptions of plush gardens, and some scenes conjured up images for me of Mellors the gardener (Lady Chatterly's Lover). A garden shed will never again be just a garden shed! Several couples in Nantucket ar ...more
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