"Enjoyable soap opera"
Every Labor Day weekend for the past two decades the three
fortyish women drop everything to spend time together at
Nantucket. Kayla Montero has four children and believes
her wealthy husband probably has mistresses wherever he
globally travels on business. Rich from investments
Antoinette Riley enjoys her current "crazy sex" fling, but
her daughter Lindsey, given up for adoption as a baby, has
found her and wants to meet her. Though married and a
successful lawyer Valerie Gluckstern, is having an affair
that she plans to reveal to the others at the swim tonight.
Antoinette swims out to sea, but never returns. The Police
and Coast Guard conduct a search, but fail to find her.
The next day Kayla informs Lindsey that her biological
mother vanished at sea. With the disappearance a dark
secret that ties the trio even more deeply together begins
to reveal deceptions leaving no one remaining the same.
Though the behavior of the lead trio sometimes borders on
the absurd and surreal, NANTUCKET NIGHTS is an enjoyable
soap opera. The story line moves forward rather quickly
with some elements of a thriller to propel the plot ahead.
However, the enjoyment with Elin Hilderbrand's "Beach Club"
read is the constant changing of feelings between love,
hate, and pity that the readers will have towards the three
middle aged women until the "final secret" completes the
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002