The Love Season - Elin Hilderbrand

The Love Season

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 457 Ratings


Welcome to The Love Season--a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades; a story that embraces the charming, pristine island of Nantucket, as well as Manhattan, Paris and Morocco. Elin Hilderbrand's most ambitious novel to date chronicles the famous couplings of real lives: love and friendship, food and wine, deception and betrayal--and forgiveness and healing.

It's a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island. Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever.

Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. This all changes with a phone call from Marguerite's goddaughter, Renata Knox.

Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renata's mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her father's wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mother's life--and death.

But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.


  • The Love Season

    By tura-not-happy
    Extremely disappointing! Awful hackneyed stereotypes in her writing, as if she lifted whole paragraphs from food magazines, shelter magazines, and travelogues. A lot of “look at me, look at me, how smart I am” writing - without the substance. Ludicrous plot - could not wait till the end, which as other reviewers have noted, was extremely disappointing. Cannot understand how this writer has been selling books for nearly 30 years! Who does she write for - women who have never traveled? Or who have never dined in a good restaurant? Or perhaps never decorated their homes with beautiful things? Never again!
  • Lovely read!!!

    By sameyeam14
    Great book! Interesting plot, characters and twists. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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    By I'm new at this
    Why was this book published with such poor editing? The spelling errors, grammatical errors, and possibly missing paragraphs or chapters is inexcusable. I am not sure if I read the true ending, or a lead up to it . What a sad example of this writer’s work.
  • Just a lie

    By Kittyusa2015
    That island is nothing as described in this lady's books. Just a bunch of snobs looking down at everybody else
  • A Love Affair

    By Amy Samantha
    As always, Elin does not disappoint!
  • The love season

    By Dannyshirley
    What happened? I turned the page expecting to read what had happened the next morning. Nothing, The End. I was so disappointed. I love Elin Hilderbrand's books, but this one needed too soon. I feel like I am missing the ending of the story.
  • Typos seem to be fixed

    By ktnyc525
    I'm halfway through the book and it seems someone went through and fixed the typos problem...just in case this is keeping anyone from purchasing ;)
  • The Love Season

    By JH52
    Did anyone proofread this book? The book may be good, but I can't get past the errors on every page. If I did my job like this, I would be fired. Shame on you for publishing a book with so many errors. Please tell me you aren't outsourcing your proofreading duties to non-English speakers, because it certainly reads that way. I'd return this if I could.
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    By Cae34
    Typos typos typos, I want my money back.
  • Typos galore

    By cbbw
    A bit more melancholy than her other books but still a nice read. The iBook version was full of typos; they became quite annoying. Quality control please!!