Not my favorite Hilderbrand book. The characters, plot, and dialogue felt forced. Didn't suck me in like The Blue Bistro or The Castaways.
Elin Hilderbrand's novels are the perfect beach or vacation read - entertaining stories that keep your attention while keeping things light. The Rumor is no exception.
I can see how Elin Hilderbrand is the Queen of the "beach read." This is a fairly fast-paced story, without a whole lot of depth. I found it interesting that my favorite parts of the story followed the cuckolded Eddie. Although he was wrapped up in some pretty wretched business, I found him to be more interesting than either his wife or her best friend. I'll be sure to pick up another Hilderbrand book the next time I want a fast read without much depth (or reality).
And then she told someone, and then he told someone, and... yes, that's the way gossip spreads like wildfire and gets a life of its own. "The Rumor," delivers exactly what it promises amongst the life of Nantucketers. Madeline and Grace are best friends forever and their friendship is jeopardized. This is just one of the relatonships that is threatened by inconsiderate gossip.
Erin Hilderbrand has done very good justice to a plot surrounding well drawn out characters and the result is a book which reads well.
We wish her well so that she may keep writing.
A bit over the top. I don't think two families could be the victim of so much gossip all at once. Also, few of the characters are actually likeable. However, it is a quick read. I prefer many of her other books to this one.
I found this book to be ridiculous - I didn't even finish it. I have read her books before and have quite enjoyed them but this one didn't strike my fancy.
Fast fun beach read!
Interesting read and funny how rumours start!
A great summer read about relationships, gossip and the ties that bind us one to the other. The alternating chapters moving from one character's point of view to another is reminiscent of Liane Moriarty.
one of her best. Read it in less than a day
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