Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome to a Wedding at the Beach!

Welcome to Nantucket where we get to meet the Carmichaels and the Grahams clans. They gather for the wedding of Jenna and Stuart.  Elin Hilderbrand welcomes us to the wedding of the season. 


Jenna Carmichael is getting ready to marry the love of her life Stuart Graham.  The planning of the wedding centers around Jenna’s deceased mother Beth’s notebook.  This notebook is sacred to the planning and each and every detail has been gone over by a fine tooth comb.  Conflicts are created between Doug and his current wife Pauline will it be enough to destroy their marriage?  Margot the sister of the bride has to keep everything together with both plans and family members.  Is she up for the job?   Ann the mother of the bride has her own dilemma during the wedding seeing the woman who broke up her marriage.  Will Jenna and Stuart make it down the aisle?

My Thoughts: 

Another visit to Nantucket that comes with no disappointments!  I was very excited to have an opportunity to share this novel.  One aspect that makes Beautiful Day so special is that it is about a wedding.  I wondered what would be the distinguishing factor that makes a wedding at Nantucket special or different from the rest.  To me there are three factors that especially make this novel so special: Summer, Beach, and a wedding. 

The plot for this novel centered around the notebook.  What would the notebook say about the wedding plan?  How would it affect a second spouse or the groom’s mother?  One quality about the notebook that made it interesting is how the notebook is treated by the family members.  It takes on almost god like qualities because of the memories it evokes of the lost mother.

I very much enjoyed the novel.  I thought that plot was what made this novel so interesting.  I did find it slow in spots over all wanted to know would Jenna walk down the aisle? Come visit soon!



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