WorldCat Identities

Hilderbrand, Elin

Works: 151 works in 1,227 publications in 11 languages and 72,380 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas fiction  Chick lit  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.I, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elin Hilderbrand
The castaways : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

50 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail
The matchmaker : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storied matchmaker and Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball has her own life and match turned upside down when her true love of twenty-seven years prior returns to the island
Beautiful day : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

46 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the letter by the bride's late mother, the Carmichaels and the Grahams hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware happy couple
The rumor : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Saturday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor. And rumor has it ... that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer's block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation -- and a desperately bad decision ... that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely than necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect. As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight -- but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it
Here's to us : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, avoiding 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?
Winter Street : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn. Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays
Silver girl : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing homelessness and a loss of social standing after her husband cheats rich investors out of billions of dollars, Meredith and her best friend, Connie, who has troubles of her own, escape to Nantucket to heal
The island : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the perfect summer getaway-- but some secrets are hard to escape ... When her elder daughter abruptly cancels her engagement, and her lavish wedding, Birdie takes both daughters and her cousin to Tuckernuck Island. There dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known
Barefoot : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

73 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting Nantucket with their children during a summer vacation, three women befriend a local youth and share their struggles with such challenges as infidelity, the loss of a job under scandalous circumstances, and health problems
The identicals : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion. After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives--to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages."--
Summerland : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

38 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fatal car crash during a summer celebration on Nantucket island, four teenagers question if the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem; is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstance; and, can true friendship ever really die?
A summer affair : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly agreeing to organize a children's benefit at which a rock-star ex-lover is performing, Claire Danner Crispin finds her efforts complicated by her clashes with a fellow organizer, her best friend's catering mishaps, and a new relationship
Winter storms : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year apart, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there's hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan. That doesn't mean there aren't a few dark clouds on the horizon. Kelley has recently survived a health scare; Jennifer can't quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail; and Ava still can't decide between the two lovers that she's been juggling with limited success. However, if there's one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it's Christmas. And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle's wedding at the inn. But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place -- and the people -- they love most. Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this novel that shows that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again
Winter stroll : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While preparing for Christmas at the Winter Street Inn, Kelley Quinn and his family find the holiday season thrown into chaos when three of their exes show up
Winter solstice : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly
The perfect couple : a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

18 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect
Summer people by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recently widowed Beth Newton returns to Nantucket for the summer with her teenage twins to continue a family tradition and to keep a promise her late husband made to another teen "--
The love season by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying to Nantucket to visit with her new fiance's family, Renata goes against her father's wishes to confront the truth about her mother's untimely death, an effort that brings her into the complicated life of her godmother, Marguerite
The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mack Petersen has been working as manager of the Beach Club for twelve summers. This summer the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliott, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. Mack's girlfriend, Maribel, is pressing to get married. Vance, the African American bellman, is festering with resentments. And the guests at the hotel come with their own problems and desires. Emotions are already at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for. -- adapted from back cover
The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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The island : a novel
The matchmaker : a novelSilver girl : a novelThe island : a novelBarefoot : a novelA summer affair : a novelSummer peopleThe love seasonThe Beach ClubThe Blue Bistro
Alternative Names
Elin Hilderbrand American writer

Elin Hilderbrand Amerikaans schrijfster

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