Here's to Us - Elin Hilderbrand

Here's to Us

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 901 Ratings


Three romantic rivals in one crowded house equals plenty of room for jealousy in this surprising and heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author 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. They've established a delicate understanding over the years—they avoid each other at all costs.

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—along with the children they raised with Deacon, and his best friend. Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett each had an unbreakable bond with Deacon—and they all have secrets to hide. 

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—into adversaries. As his unlikely family says good-bye to the man who brought them together—for better or worse—will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon's honor?


  • Meh.

    By katmanduuuuu
    Sorry to say that this was a disappointment. One problem is that all the characters “ talk” in the same voice. There’s no differentiation and they all kinda blend into one.
  • Here’s to Us

    By Graceful Sue
    I loved it, Thanks!
  • Lovely book

    By Pattyd1234
    Beautifully written! Wonderful characters. One of the best of Elin Hilderbrand.
  • Perfect for those who love food and Nantucket

    By vikir
    I really enjoyed this book for what it is, another classic beach read that goes by fast and is intensely charming. It's particularly noteworthy for those who love food and all things Nantucket.
  • Disappointing

    By Coledogs
    Really liked her other books, but this one left me cold. Very slow! Hope the next ones are better.
  • Nostalgia, intrigue, and a great beach read!

    By Emarilyn
    This book took me down memory lane, as a New Englander turned New Yorker. Great summer read!
  • Slow,beach read

    By EduCrazy
    I had trouble caring about any of these rather dull, self-absorbed characters in this totally predictable story.
  • So incredibly boring

    By Avidreader0194
    How did this make the bestseller list? Boring book, never got started and then it ended, such a waste of time....boring, cure for insomnia.
  • Really good

    By Kebello
    Engaging book with well-developed and diverse characters. Author is talented. Bit over priced for an easy fun read
  • Great Summer Read!

    By KMM1027
    I loved this book. It was engaging and easy to read. Perfect summer escape.