Review: Silver Girl

Why I picked it: I know it's summer when I see a new novel by Hilderbrand released.  I enjoy reading about the beach, with a story about women and life challenges.

Synopsis: Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.

Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.

Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

Type: Fiction (chick-lit)

Quick Take: It's not a secret that I enjoy Elin's work, I adored her last novel The Island.  After reading a few reviews for Silver Girl, I can see why some readers struggled with this book... noting that the label dropping was over the top.  This worked for me, it helped me understand Meredith's life before she loses everything.

Meredith and her husband were worth millions.  She never looked at a tag, shopped in the finest of stores and lived a spectacular life before losing everything: her family, money, self worth, homes, privacy and well... her security.

Connie is a wonderful friend, I believe I have a friend like Connie in my life but I hope I never have to find out! This is a good summer selection, involving friendship, scandal and little romance.  I thoroughly enjoyed it (just not as much as a few other novels by the author).

Rating: 3/5 stars
Source: Review copy (NetGalley)