Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday & Sunday Stacks, Volume 1

I tend to struggle with coming up with blogging material over the weekend so I am going to start something new, the Saturday & Sunday Stacks! Here is where I will post the reviews of the most recent books I have read. Feel free to play along if you are interested!

First up is, Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

This book is about a wealthy woman named Meridith Delinn. Her husband Freddy Delinn has been found to be a crook by the SEC and squandered billions of his investors dollars. During the years that Meridith and Freddy were together Meridith had no idea the scheme that Freddy had going and defended her husband fiercely.

When Freddy went down and eventually went to prison the outlook for Meridith and her two sons didn't look good either. The courts and all of America could not be convinced that they had nothing to do with it. Especially since right before the story broke Freddy had asked Meridith to transfer 15 million dollars into their personal account.

Now Meridith's friends hate her because her husband lost millions of their dollars they invested, strangers and all of America despise her and she cannot even find comfort with her sons because her lawyers are advising her to not be in touch with them for their protection.

The only person Meridith can think of to run to is her childhood friend, Connie. Connie lives on Nantucket Island, so although Meridith still has to wear a disguise to be in public, the privacy on the island is ideal compared to anywhere else.

This is the story of how blind love really is, the power of true friendship and the strength it takes to find yourself once you realize you have lost yourself. The characters were well developed and the story was very relevant to what is going on in America and Wall Street. There are many similarities to the Bernie Madoff story and although the extreme wealth is nauseating, it is still exciting to peek into.

Elin Hilderbrand writes the perfect beach reads and I love show always sets her novels on Nantucket. Her description of the island throughout her books has driven me to add it to my bucket list of places to visit someday.

If you haven't checked out her books yet, you should!


Shoshanah said...

I'm sure you've probably noticed by, I tend to post most of my reviews on Fridays & Saturdays. I love writing them, and know people enjoy them, but they tend not to be the most commented posts. Whatever I post on those days tends not to get a lot of comments anyways, so this way they're there and people can enjoy them, but I don't have to stress out when they have so few comments.

But anyways, back to the book. I have seen this book around a ton, but honestly had little idea on what it was actually about. It definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy and I'd love to pick it up sometime!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like an interesting book - I hadn't heard of it! I don't browse books as much lately as I have so dang many that I own and read, so the only ones i buy are the ones we read for the online book club!

pinkflipflops said...

I keep meaning to read a bookby her but then when I remember to check at the library, the ones there make me think I will just roll my eyes at it.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

This sounds interesting! I have actually been to Nantucket once for a day, I didn't really like it that much but maybe I just didn't go to the right parts :) I'd like to give it another chance at some point. Maybe I should read her books so I know a bit more!

Anonymous said...

I love that you read so much....even if it does make me feel bad for not reading as much as I should! I'm looking to you for advice when I need a new book....if I ever finish first!