The Blue Bistro - Elin Hilderbrand

The Blue Bistro

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 781 Ratings


Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling novel, The Blue Bistro.

Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket's hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business...and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro's chef, that captures Thatcher's attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does.

Infused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmth of passion and the breeze of doubt, The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.


  • Blue Bistro very Blue

    By Carrie-Charlie
    If you are looking for something uplifting, this is not the book for you
  • Blue Bistro

    By tmcracker
    Horrible ending!
  • The Blue Bistro

    By donnaeddie54
    I enjoyed it tremendously. When it was time to quit reading it to get ready to eat, do a few household chores I just wanted to read a few more pages. Can’t wait to start reading a next novel written by Elin Hilderbrand.
  • Underwhelmed

    By KMCinMA
    Have loved all of Hilderbrands books I have read. Wasn’t a fan of this one. Thatchers character was so under developed.
  • Great insights into restaurant business

    By timmi r.
    Great characters and humorous stories from the Blue Bistro, a trendy restaurant on Nantucket Island. The main plot revolves around Adrienne, a nomadic 28 year old who lands a job unexpectedly as the assistant to Thatcher Smith, the Bistro’s charismatic owner. Suspense is created as Adrienne tries to figure out Thatcher’s enigmatic relationship to the restaurant’s brilliant chef, Fiona Kemp. Although I found parts of the book’s second half a little melodramatic, I really enjoyed the book overall!
  • Great Book Ending was baffling

    By Mrs. Angel
    Great book the ending could’ve been better please or a part two something to give closure.
  • So dull!!

    By sienna2423
    I’m amazed at the high reviews for this insipid book. What a yawner! Characters were so underdeveloped you couldn’t give a rip about any of them. The storyline is beyond dull. If you love to read about food and the minute details of the restaurant business with the most boring romantic storyline, then this book is for you. If you actually want to stay awake while reading, skip this!
  • Waste of time

    By Kittyusa2015
    Just lack of imagination, the same story told with different words
  • Meh

    By Martagirl39
    I didn't care about the characters. Maybe there were so many that it was difficult to get attached.
  • Good beach read

    By Stephanie Stafford
    Amazing book to pass the time in the sand and sun! My first Hilderbrand book and I was impressed!