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The Beach Club

The Beach Club

A Novel

Elin Hilderbrand

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In The Beach Club, the juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place--in this case, a hotel and an island.

Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. Only this summer is different. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. Mack knows something's got to give.

Love O'Donnell, the new front desk person straight from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately searching for a stranger to father her child. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.

An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year.

Praise for The Beach Club

“A steamy tale.” —The Boston Herald

“A strong, emotional pull...readers will remain absorbed until the surprising denouement.” —Publishers Weekly

“Surprisingly touching...a work of fiction you're likely to think about long after you've put it down.” —People


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Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a teaching-writing fellow. Her short fiction appeared in Seventeen, The Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives year-round on Nantucket Island with her husband, Chip Cunningham, who manages the Cliffside Beach Club, and their son. The Beach Club is her first novel.

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