Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

A Novel

Large Print - 2013
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A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this beloved bestseller from "the queen of the summer novel" ( People ).

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a happy occasion: a wedding that will unite their two families. 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 falling apart.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their 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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013, c2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780316233941
Branch Call Number: LP HILD
Characteristics: 531 pages


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Aug 02, 2018

I absolutely loved this book! It was the first I'd read by this author but in two years now I've read everything I could get my hands on by her and only disliked two. This one started it all!

May 29, 2017

Normally I find Hilderbrand's novels a nice escape, but this book was just annoying - that controlling notebook irked me to no end. What adult child would slavishly obey her mother's every command? And, more importantly, what kind of loving mother would inflict such specific instructions on her child?

Jun 28, 2016

a very good read

Aug 18, 2015

Great book!

booklady413 Aug 14, 2015

A page turner of a family saga.

Aug 05, 2014

I would consider this to be the perfect summer beach read. The setting is Nantucket Island. There is an impending wedding, with the details dictated by the diary of the bride's dead mother. Family secrets and wedding drama ensues. The story was hilarious and heartfelt. Made me want to take a trip to Nantucket.

This was my first introduction to Elin Hilderbrand and I loved it. I have since read Summerland and Matchmaker, and of the three, I definitely enjoyed Beautiful Day the best.

mrsgail5756 Dec 16, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Aug 19, 2013

What is with these phrases in 2013???

"wild Indians" and "Indian Giver".

I would hope the author knows better but guess not.

Jul 27, 2013

Just finished reading this book and I have to say, it was not as enjoyable as her other books. I found it superficial and tedious.

mmitzi08 Jul 21, 2013

yes I agree, was not as enjoyable and I also found myself skimming through some, had the makings of a good book just too much al over the place, guess I'll wait for the next one

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