The Hotel Nantucket - Elin Hilderbrand

The Hotel Nantucket

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 3,233 Ratings


“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) and #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers an immensely satisfying page-turner in this tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel.

Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom?  

Filled with the emotional depth and multiple points of view that characterize Hilderbrand’s novels (The Blue Bistro, Golden Girl) as well as an added dash of Roaring Twenties history, The Hotel Nantucket offers something for everyone in this compelling summer drama. 


  • Trite and shallow.

    By soon a former user
    This is fiction equivalent of eating a big box of chocolates for dinner.
  • Hotel Nantucket

    By curjer
    Really badly written and just mere.
  • Good read

    By eelpointer
    I love the wonderful references to people and places that we love about our island….. And to learn about the background that makes a successful hotel run…
  • Too smutty

    By Andi1952
    To much smut. I don’t need that in my brain. The story doesn’t need it to be good.
  • Left me wishing I could visit

    By JCC920
    Absolutely loved The Hotel Nantucket. The book was the perfect blend of fun, romance and plot twists! Elin Hilderbrand left me wishing I could visit The Hotel Nantucket and meet all the staff!
  • Verbose

    By russ kram
    Slow reading,poor characters,only read half before I gave up reading
  • Okay Book

    By Pickles 7
    This is definitely one of my least favorite books by this author. It’s slow to start and too many characters. It took awhile into the book to figure all the characters.
  • Lovely read

    By wyomom2
    Characters, are like a return home, and there are struggles and drama and the whole time you find yourself rooting for this band of characters. The queen of Nantucket has out done herself.
  • Loved this book!!!

    By DAJ frustrated in AZ
    What a fun book! Always making you want to keep reading to see what will happen next.
  • Have I read this before somewhere?

    By 964231
    Parts of this book seemed familiar to me….have I read parts somewhere else? Maybe? Not sure. Editing did seem a bit off but otherwise a good fast read! Not her best but good.