Beautiful Day: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2013 - Fiction - 432 pages
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A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this beloved bestseller from "the queen of the summer novel" (People).

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a happy occasion: a wedding that will unite their two families. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event -- but in reality, things are falling apart.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in Beautiful Day -- into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

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User Review  - bostonterrio - LibraryThing

Not my first time reading this author but this is not my favorite. The characters were somewhat obnoxious and immature and the plot lines were somewhat boring with a few interesting moments thrown in. Read full review

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User Review  - CMDH5 - LibraryThing

Perhaps the fact that I read this sitting on the beach, under an umbrella, with my toes in the sand, set me up for an absolutely perfect beach-read experience, but I really enjoyed this! I've read ... Read full review


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Elin Hilderbrand had seven bridesmaids in cranberry red dresses. She was escorted down the aisle by her twin brother. She chose DJ over band and the song she most clearly remembers is Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." Beautiful Day is her twelfth novel.

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