I think it is time for a little summer in December. As I write this review there is a winter weather watch just northeast from here. Everyone is out getting their groceries to prepare for hazardous conditions in Georgia. So one item that should be included in with those groceries is Here’s To Us by Elin Hilderbrand.
“Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things; a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe--a celebrity chef with an insatiable appetite for life--and a passionate dislike of one another. All three are remarkable, spirited women, but they couldn't be more different. Laurel: Deacon's high school sweetheart and an effortlessly beautiful social worker; Belinda: a high-maintenance Hollywood diva; and Scarlett: a sexy southern belle floating by on her family money and her fabulous looks.
But their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon's tragic death on his favorite place on earth: a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage. Deacon's final wish was for his makeshift family to assemble on his beloved Nantucket to say good-bye. Begrudgingly, Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett gather on the island as once again, as in each of their marriages, they're left to pick up Deacon's mess. Now they're trapped in the crowded cottage where they all made their own memories--a house that they now share in more ways than one.
Before the weekend is over, there are enough accusations, lies, tears, and drama to turn even the best of friends--let alone three women who married the same man. Will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon's honor?” (Amazon)
I found this novel rather entertaining! Ms. Hilderbrand always does a brilliant job of telling a story from many points of view. Many characters had very raw and real tendencies in their character. I was not a fan of the Deacon character and the type of life he chose to lead. I also loved some of the recipes mentioned throughout the novel. Of course there is always the lovely background of Nantucket for any of Elin’s novels.
I hope to visit Winter in Paradise and hope to see you there too!