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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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
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
Most of the women in this book are not very smart and see themselves only through the eyes of the man that they' ...more
The biggest thing that I love about Hilderbrand's books is that they are set on Nantucket Island. There's just something about the island, even though I haven't been there, that really speaks to me. A summer on Nantucket seems like it would be something magical and sweet that you know you would always remember and that you would never want to end, like a summer romance or your first love. In fact, those types of things often ...more
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
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
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
Meredith DeLind is living the high life, multi million dollar yacht, vacations wherever she hopes to go, and $20,000 bed linens. Like her yet? Turns out her husband Freddie has been running a Ponzi scheme and Meredith is left with nothing. Unable to talk to her children, she turns to her childhood friend, Connie for help. The pair head to Connie's va ...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
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 is a society wife and mother that lived a glamorous life style with multiple homes, cars, etc. Even s ...more
What was decent:
Meredith's fall from materialism
Connie struggling with her grief
The motivations for Freddy's choices
Samantha's character (seriously no ...more
Published by Reagan Arthur Books/
Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, an ARC TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (from publisher): Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.
Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from he ...more
The m ...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