Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to he...more
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What I liked about this book:
The story is very relevant to what has been occurring in corporate America and Wall Street. Greed, selfishness, and amassing "things" is the main agenda for many in this country.
Meredith's best friend Connie- if not for this character I would have stopped reading this book as I really couldn't take another minute trying to feel sorry for someone who wouldn't think twice about dropping...more
I am torn about this book. Maybe it is just too close to the Madoff scandal. The author paints us a picture that the wife of the Ponzi master is caring, sweet, lovely, and just oblivious to what her husband has done. I don't buy it, but then, I get it. It's only a book.
But maybe that is the part that makes me so torn. Bernie Madoff was real. The damage he did was real. His son committed suicide. He stole billions of dollars fr...more
This book was inspired by the Bernie Madoff financial disaster. People gave money to Bernie who created fake reports telling them they were earning huge profits, but in reality he was stealing their money. For many people this was their life’s savings. Bernie went to jail.
In this story Freddy Delinn is the Bernie character. His wife is Meredith. They have two sons in t...more
I love discovering new writers. Let me rephrase that by saying, 'new writers to me', because often they are not new to the writing game, I have just never read any of their books previously. That is the case with my latest read, Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.
Silver Girl looks like a typical "beach read" from the cover with a slim blonde gazing out over the ocean, but delve into the pages and you'll find more than just a book about romance, or lust,...more
Most of the women in this book are not very smart and see themselves only through the eyes of the man that they'...more
Silver Girl is the typical romance novel where girl meets bad boy. Girl falls in love with bad boy. Girl is told that bad boy won’t change and will probably get worse. Girl doesn’t listen and marries bad boy. Bad boy commits a crime that can take down Girl and their children. Girl has problem severing ties with Bad Boy when he goes to prison.
Bad Boy Freddy Delinn pulls a ponze scheme on anyone and everyone, friends, family and strangers unbeknown to his wife. It takes good girl Meredith Martin D...more
Meredith Delin's husband, Freddy, was convicted of stealing billions of dollars from his investment firm's clients, and was sent to jail for 150 years. Meanwhile, Meredith's home, clothes, cars and bank accounts have been possessed by the government. No matter that she lived in an elite section of Manhattan or that she had custom made couture gowns in her closet. She is left with nothing except a small savings from before her marriage, one suitcase of clothes,...more
She wrote a sympathetic and likable heroine, who I couldn’t help but route for. I do not know enough about the real Mrs. Madoff, to know if they are similar (but I’m assuming they're not). The story was compelling - and made you stop to think about what h...more
Yet, such a scheme and the family involved are what drive the plot of Hilderbrand’s latest novel, and I was immediately drawn in to the felon’s wife’s character and believe in her innocence from the beginning. Meredith asks her long-time best friend, Connie, from whom...more
Meredith Delinn faces complete ostracism from society when her husband Freddy's financial ponzi scheme is busted wide open. Needing to hide her face (and shame) from everybody, she calls up her childhood best friend and is whisked off to Nantucket for the summer. Not that everything's great between Connie and Meredith... And Connie h...more
When Meredith (Freddy's wife) realizes that she is left with absolutely nothing and no one who cares about her, she contacts her lifelong best friend Connie and...more
1.I am a bit tired of the “Victim of XYZ retreats to Nantucket to lick her wounds with her former BFF” premise, and
2.The title and cover of this book are a bit too reminiscent of Danielle Steel to appeal to me.
But since it’s Ramadan and I need all the distraction I can get, I decided to overlook these two strikes and I checked this book out from the library.
Silver Girl is the story of Meredith – a woman dealing with the aftermath...more
Meredith's perfect weathly life is shattered when her husand is imprisoned after stealing billions of dollars f...more
I wanted Connie to admit that it was okay to love again and to finally receive her phone call from her estranged daugh...more
There are some people who's lives get lost in the shuffle of day to day living until one day things explode and you find yourself with nothing. That's what's happened to Meredith Martin Delinn who's husband Freddy was found to have cheated billions out from investors and now Meredith is facing homelessness.
To fight the ongoing depression that results from this mess she joins her longtime best friend Connie Flute with problems of her own and they decide to spend the summer in Nantucket to hide,...more
Connie lost her husband two and half years ago to cancer. At the time, her daughter, Ashlyn wrote herself out of Connie's life. Connie is heartbroken and lonel...more
Meredith Delinn certainly didn’t feel like any dreams were coming true after her husband was arrested for stealing millions from investors.
Being the wife of an investment thief definitely was not pleasant. Freddy had cheated investors out of millions, was finally caught, and made his family's life miserable. He wouldn't talk to authorities about anything and wouldn't tell them that his wife a...more
It read like a typical beach book to me - the kind of novel you take to the chaise and read at your leisure. It's not a thriller, page turner (hence, 4 rather than a 5 from me) but definitely a good read. I enjoyed most of the book - from the twists and turns of Freddy and the sorrows - and eventual - triumph of Meredith.
It broke my heart. The seperation of a mom (Leo, Carv...more
*** Minor spoilers, from first f...more
As you can imagine Meredith's life spins out of control and all eyes are on her as people think she was in on the scam due to her "loving" husband putting her fingerprints all over 15 million dollars 3 days before h...more