One Summer: Two Novels: The Blue Bistro and The Love Season (Paperback)

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Perfect for summer vacation--or anytime--this reissue of two beloved Elin Hilderbrand classics are filled with double the sun, sand, drama, and romance.

In The Blue Bistro, Adrienne Dealey has decided to relocate to Nantucket after spending the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. She's just trying to earn some quick money, never bargaining on Thatcher Smith, the owner of the hottest restaurant on the island. He's the only one to offer her a job, despite her lack of restaurant experience, and things seem to be going smoothly until Thatch makes Adrienne break one of her cardinal rules: Never date the boss. Should she open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does?

In The Love Season, Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. But this all changes with a phone call from her goddaughter, Renata Knox, whom Marguerite has not seen since the death of Renata's mother fourteen years earlier. Now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her own mother's life—and death. But the events of a day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned. The Love Season is a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades.

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, Summer People and The Blue Bistro, among others. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives with her husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

“Fun, stylish, and absorbing vacation reading.” —Booklist on The Blue Bistro

“A wonderful, wonderful love story . . . the kind that you read, then recommend to many, many friends.” —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author on The Blue Bistro

“In a juicy peach of a summer tome, Hilderbrand again alchemizes her three favorite elements--food, love, and Nantucket. . . . Season is so gratifying.” —Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250033536
ISBN-10: 1250033535
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Pages: 656
Language: English