Here's to Us

Here's to Us

eBook - 2016
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Gathering at a ramshackle Nantucket cottage, a late celebrity chef's former wives and children confront the sources of their bitter rivalries and slowly let go of resentments as they remember positive times and share long-held secrets.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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HPL06105
Dec 14, 2016

I was born and raised in New England so I wanted to read this. I heard her other books are really good. This one was ok, but I will give her other books a try.

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writermala
Jul 27, 2016

I've read Erin Hildebrand's "Rumor" and felt at the beginning that "Here's to us," didn't measure up. But the story of Deacon Thorpe's life, death, and his relationships gradually began to get gripping. When three women, all of whom had been married to the same man, get together it is natural that sparks will fly; and they did. All in all an interesting plot and a well-told story.

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jcb9199
Jul 08, 2016

Hilderbrand's books are usually good reads, but this was definitely a disappointment. 75% through I was still looking for central plot lines. Too many characters were undeveloped. Too many back stories were given lip service. This one seemed written for the $$$ advance and not for the story.

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mjk236sb
Jul 06, 2016

I am not sure when the descriptions of this book were written (those appearing on this page) but there were two major differences in those and the actual book. First the character was not Deacon Rowe but in the book was Deacon Thorpe. Secondly, there was absolutely no mention that he commits suicide, but he died of a heart attack.
Despite these differences in the book, I didn't enjoy this as much as previous books by this author. The characters were not very likable as most of them had been married several times, carried on affairs with each others and bled Deacon dry with their lifestyles and needs. Supposedly at the end there were "happy endings" for some of the people involved in this story, but Deacon even though he was not there, was in my opinion still a victim. Even through what was supposed to be a memorial they were still more interested in their lives then paying tribute to the man who loved all of them in his own way. Deacon's greatest loss was his father early in his life and he never found real lasting happiness after that.

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