Margin Notes: The Rumor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a great summer beach read. Elin Hilderbrand is a great author--she writes compelling plots, she creates characters that feel like someone you might meet in a rom-com or a TV show on ABC. I thoroughly enjoy them. This mix serves her well, and in this case, she applied it to gossip mongers on Nantucket.
As most HS survivors can attest, the adult world sometimes feels like the HS cafeteria, despite the fact that we're older, the gossip just changes. This book was about two best friends--one who is an author in a strong, love-filled relationship with a son, the other who has two daughters and a husband with somewhat questionable morals / a giant-seeming bank account and a landscape architect who is so handsome.
There were many elements of both of their stories that gave me anxiety of the no! don't do that! kind. I liked the story and thought it was a fun read, there were some characters I really liked--the sheriff, the bookish daughter, the son, the author's husband... I would have loved to hear from them a little more. I think it's great that she writes such wonderful secondary characters.
This was a solid beach read, but it didn't leave an impression beyond being fun. Recommended to social people who are reading at the pool or beach and want something they can "snack" on if you will :)
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