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The Rumor
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday 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 that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect; ...that Grace's husband, successful island real estate developer "Fast Eddie" Pancik, has embarked on quite an unusual side project; ...that the storybook romance between Madeline's son, Brick, and Grace's daughter Allegra is on the rocks, heading for disaster. 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.
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RenePenn
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Mehso-so

Good lake read.

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GypsyKat
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Pickpick

This is my favorite Hilderbrand novel so far! I honestly usually find her books fairly ho-hum, but this one was juicy fun! Still the standard Nantucket rich white people problems, but the problems were much more interesting. Great beach read! 🏖🏖🏖

Alfoster I liked it too!❤️ 2mo
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GypsyKat
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘ve been listening to this one today, probably my last summery read of the year. 🏖

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Sporto
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
Pickpick

Fun read

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Samplergal
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Panpan

I‘m usually a fan of this author. Not this time. Russian prostitution, affairs, arrogant wealth. Just ugh. I wouldn‘t have finished it but I‘m not that person. Just be warned. It‘s not her usual book.

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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

What‘s the audio equivalent of a page turner? I zoomed through this in just a couple of days and while I think it wrapped up too quickly, overall, this had me hooked from chapter 1.

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wallacereads
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Andrew65 Great, good luck for the final lap. 👍👏😊 (edited) 12mo
Buechersuechtling Five of five stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for your bookmark‼️😍 12mo
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BookishGirl06
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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A book set in #nantucket that I read a few years ago. #augustisatrip

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books! 1y
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EmG
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Just finished. Not my favorite #Hilderbrand but that's a v high bar. 1. Fiction 2. Betrayal 3. Local story 4. Rumors 5. regret

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

This was a super steamy summer read. It was reminiscent of Desperate Housewives which I loved so much and miss! The characters all live their lives to spread gossip and as the reader we get to find out every juicy tidbit firsthand. This was super fun! #booked2018 #beachread

ahoffkosik I haven‘t read Elin Hilderbrand yet, but she‘s on my list for the summer! Not sure which one to start with. 1y
Victoriahoperose @ahoffkosik this was my first book that I read by her and it was a good one! 1y
ahoffkosik @Victoriahoperose they seem like the best beach reads! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect pick! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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MallenNC
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Mehso-so

This was a quick, summer reading kind of book but it was just ok for me. The "rumors" chapters were an interesting way to drive the story, and I liked that one of the main characters was an author struggling to write a new bestseller, but the resolution was a little unbelievable. Also, there were a lot of character names, like Brick and Aurora, that made me feel like this was an episode of The Bold and The Beautiful instead of a realistic novel.

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amiekreger
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Perfect summer read!

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MeganAnnabell
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Pickpick

Finished this book while on my cruise last week. I love Elin Hilderbrand books. They are definitely the perfect beach/vacations reads!

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C.Perone
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TK-421 Good one! 2y
C.Perone @TK-421 😁 2y
je3casti Yes!!! 👏😊 2y
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Cconnolly
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Just counted, 14 books on the table next to my recliner.....started this one, 168 pages in and want to keep going! Hope to step up my game in April and get more books read!

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aprilpohren
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ptkpepe98
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Pickpick

This was fun to read (listen to) driving through the rural countryside to and from a satellite campus almost every day. Hildebrand managed wry so well, and the readers didn't spoil it.

My fave pov was Nantucket's...how easy it is for something perfectly innocent to be seen as salacious. Definitely well worth the read. 5⭐

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ptkpepe98
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand

It's time to lighten up with my audio books, so I chose this one for the drive. Amazingly, between my shower and errands, I'm already 1:17 done! I may have to select a second audio book to get me through the week.

The struggle is real (giggling). I just wish I could listen to books while grading papers. That just doesn't work, darn it.

This is a good one, each chapter told from the perspective of one character. It's set in Nantucket, which I 💕

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Aswenson
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m sure I won‘t read an entire book tomorrow (having just finished one tonight), so here are my October reads. #swensonreads
Favorites: Salt to the Sea, Seven Husbands... the others were all pretty good!

Jess7 Did you like sour dough? 2y
britt_brooke Nice! 2y
Aswenson @Jess7 Yes! I thought it was different and fun. 2y
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Sahara910
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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I just started this one with #audible, hopefully it‘s not a downer like The Matchmaker was I‘m not up for that again lol.

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Elizabeth2
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Pickpick

This book was full of flawed characters who are so human. Normally, I might not care for characters who make the choices that these characters do, but this book was just so juicy; the reader feels like they shouldn't be participating, but it's too fun not to. In the end, I cared what happened to them. Fun, light, fast. Perfect end of summer read.

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Elizabeth2
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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After The Light Between the Oceans, I need something much lighter. Trying to get 1000 pages read in a week for a #DeweysReadathon challenge, so a light & quick book off of my shelves is the way to go.

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Jaimelire
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Mehso-so

So-so read. Entertaining, yes. Memorable, not really.
On to the next one!

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Jaimelire
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Survived first week of school, half way through the second. Finally finding some time to get back to my first love...reading❤️

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DrSpalding
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Having enjoyed The Identicals, I read another of Elin Hildebrand's books, The Rumor. Good book not great. I intend to read more of her work in the future. #moreSummerreads

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Jaimelire
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Reading in the tub; never with library books. I learned that the hard way. Today I am being smart, used book donated to me by a friend. 🛀🏻

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Purrfectpages
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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I'm really behind on reading Elin Hilderbrand's stuff, but it always looks so intriguing. #iheardarumor #augustgrrrl

litmuggle I've just started on her books myself but I really like her writing 2y
Purrfectpages @litmuggle I've read stuff by her before, but she has so much material! 2y
KathyWheeler I liked this one fine. 2y
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Purrfectpages @KathyWheeler good to know! 2y
Cinfhen Perfect choice for today 🙂 2y
MimiLovesToRead I love her books. 2y
TheBookStacker I'm saving her Winter Street books for fall/November 2y
Purrfectpages @TheBookStacker I do stuff like that, too. 2y
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Jayhawk_In_Texas
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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The perfect beach read that didn't make it to the beach with me last week because the hardback copy didn't fit in my suitcase. Oh well! On my couch with Almost Famous - a huge favorite - playing on the 📺 for background noise is a close second. #SUMMERGIVEAWAY @Liberty

Liberty I AM A GOLDEN GOD. 💕 2y
Jayhawk_In_Texas Yes!! One of my favorite scenes is right after that when they sing "Tiny Dancer" on the bus. ? "You are home." 2y
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gibblr
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Pickpick

This was the perfect book to end my summer!! It was full of drama and scandal, and in case you couldn't figure, rumors. Very entertaining! 😁

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smh1111
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Any Elgin Hilderbrand reminds me of summer☀️☀️☀️#SWEETSUMMERSTACK @Liberty

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Kendra.Diane
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Wishing I was on Nantucket!!

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ashlinisme
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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A good, clean, and simple read with a few gut-wrenching moments. Poor baby.

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Hollie
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These two sure look at #homebythesea and I wish I could join them. I had forgotten I had this beach read, and I haven't gotten a chance to read it, yet, but I'll wait until I can at least be poolside since I have no beach! #rockinmay

Tnovo I listened to it on audio. A good beach read about small island gossip and closely reflects the area where I live. 😂😂 3y
Megabooks I bailed on this one. ☹️ 3y
Bostonmomx2 @Booksandcooks I have permanently bailed on this author. I feel like all her books have adulatory in them and I seriously can't stand that topic. 😕 3y
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Hollie @Booksandcooks @Bostonmomx2 good to know...if it sucks, I didn't spend $ on it, it was a gift in the mail, so I won't have a problem bailing! 3y
Hollie @Tnovo I feel like after this semester a beach read is what I'll need! 3y
Cinfhen Every so often my brain begs a beach read!!! This cover looks inviting 💚🌊💙🌊 3y
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Hollie
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#readjanuary #dreamingofawarmerclimate
It's a whopping 7 degrees today in NW Kansas with snow on the ground. I received this book from a stranger as a part of a Facebook book exchange and haven't yet read it. Perhaps it will make me feel some warmth on this bitter cold day.

Viji I grew up in Kansas City. Where do you live? 3y
Hollie @Viji I live in Plainville, which is just north of Hays, where I work (FHSU!) I'll be in KC this month to catch a flight to DC!! 3y
JacintaMCarter @Hollie I just finished my MA at FHSU! We've probably passed each other on campus a hundred times and never realized it. 3y
Hollie @JacintaMCarter oh my goodness, what a small world! That's awesome! 3y
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beccaleigh121
The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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This was a great book to reintroduce myself to the world of reading after a long semester of student teaching. Also excited for my first Litsy post!

rachelm Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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ChrisM
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Pickpick

Fact combined with speculation become rumor on Nantucket and the lives of everyone involved are changed. While not my favorite Elin Hilderbrand it is a solid summer, lazy weekend, beach read with the right combination of romance, friendship, and betrayal.

[DELETED] 3558467437 Yes, a nice summer read. ☀️⛱ 3y
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BookofWords
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Mehso-so

Meh. Not good, not bad...just meh. A fair summer read, held my interest to see it through to the end.

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BookofWords
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Sometimes I get sick of the back and forth POV...maybe I read this too soon after Modern Lovers! But it is the perfect read while getting my nails done!

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

What a fun, quick read! It really was the perfect summer treat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just like my new red white and blue planter is the perfect 4th of July decoration. Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate it! 🇺🇸🎉

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Julsmarshall
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Since I can't be at the beach . . . I steal away to one in a book! I don't know anything about this one, just found it on my nook from ages ago. Here goes!

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BookofWords
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📖+🐕=😀

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BookofWords
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Need some light summer reading before I dive into The Girls! Think this will do. And yes I'm a sucker for the book section at Target. I have to hit it every time!

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BeckyandBooks
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This was a quick and easy summer read. I liked that you got the story from multiple viewpoints. Once it got into the juicy stuff (which was early on), I had a hard time putting it down.

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BeckyandBooks
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Poolside read!

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