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Silver Girl Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything her friends her homes her social standing because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars Desperate and facing homelessness

  • Title: Silver Girl
  • Author: Elin Hilderbrand
  • ISBN: 9780316099660
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything her friends, her homes, her social standing because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute Connie s had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heMeredith Martin Delinn just lost everything her friends, her homes, her social standing because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute Connie s had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal But the island can t offer complete escape, and they re plagued by new and old troubles alike When Connie s brother Toby Meredith s high school boyfriend arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

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    1. Elin Hilderbrand

      Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.Facebook ElinHilderbrandPinterest ElinHilderbrand

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    1. The truth is that I didn’t have high hopes for this book because:1.I am a bit tired of the “Victim of XYZ retreats to Nantucket to lick her wounds with her former BFF” premise, and2.The title and cover of this book are a bit too reminiscent of Danielle Steel to appeal to me. But since it’s Ramadan and I need all the distraction I can get, I decided to overlook these two strikes and I checked this book out from the library.Silver Girl is the story of Meredith – a woman dealing with the [...]


    2. Meredith was clueless about more than just her husband. She has no curiosity. Mediocre story. I wanted it to be overORY BRIEF:This book was inspired by the Bernie Madoff financial disaster. People gave money to Bernie who created fake reports telling them they were earning huge profits, but in reality he was stealing their money. For many people this was their life’s savings. Bernie went to jail.In this story Freddy Delinn is the Bernie character. His wife is Meredith. They have two sons in th [...]


    3. I really don't like to give bad reviews but this book was not good. Maybe it would be ok for a beach read but other than that I probably wouldn't bother. I have to admit that I listened to it on CD which may have swayed my opinion, but I did think about half way through that the only reason I wish I had been reading it was so that I could've skimmed the second half and finished faster.Most of the women in this book are not very smart and see themselves only through the eyes of the man that they' [...]


    4. I loved this book -- definitely one of my favorites by Elin Hilderbrand.The biggest thing that I love about Hilderbrand's books is that they are set on Nantucket Island. There's just something about the island, even though I haven't been there, that really speaks to me. A summer on Nantucket seems like it would be something magical and sweet that you know you would always remember and that you would never want to end, like a summer romance or your first love. In fact, those types of things often [...]


    5. First Thoughts after finishing book: I'm glad that I didn't end up hating Meredith!!What I liked about this book:The story is very relevant to what has been occurring in corporate America and Wall Street. Greed, selfishness, and amassing "things" is the main agenda for many in this country.Meredith's best friend Connie- if not for this character I would have stopped reading this book as I really couldn't take another minute trying to feel sorry for someone who wouldn't think twice about dropping [...]


    6. I won this book from an author’s blog, so that is always fun. I've enjoyed each of Hildebrand’s books that I've read, but I was hesitant about this one, since it was based on the whole Madoff saga. But, once again, Hildebrand did not disappoint.She wrote a sympathetic and likable heroine, who I couldn’t help but route for. I do not know enough about the real Mrs. Madoff, to know if they are similar (but I’m assuming they're not). The story was compelling - and made you stop to think abou [...]


    7. Reading the new Hilderbrand every summer is a guilty pleasure for me -- they're silly, fun books, perfect for warm weather. Sadly, the writing in this one was so bad that the usual Nantucket-porn descriptions (light-filled, gray-shingled cottages, rugged beaches, dripping lobster dinners) and the shocking plot twists couldn't hold my interest. The two main characters, middle-aged (but hot! of course!) ladies, are constantly on the edge of hysteria. Here are a few sentences at random. "It was as [...]


    8. Silver Girl started out so well. I took it out from my library and was really looking forward to vicarious lifestyles of the rich and famous morality tale. Setting: Nantucket Island where the wife the greatest financial scoundrel of the 21st century *yes, you are supposed to think Bernie Madoff* has come to lick her wounds and get away from the press. The ruined lives, suicides even -- all victims of her husband's Ponzi scheme -- come fast and furious. Meredith Martin Delinn is an innocent: perh [...]


    9. I have never been able to get my head around the breadth of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, the wide net cast over so many victims, the far reaching consequences. I have also never spent a moment thinking about the man or his family.Yet, such a scheme and the family involved are what drive the plot of Hilderbrand’s latest novel, and I was immediately drawn in to the felon’s wife’s character and believe in her innocence from the beginning. Meredith asks her long-time best friend, Connie, fr [...]


    10. To be alone in a world where she was once idolized and held up as a shining example of success is not something Meredith Delinn thought would ever happen. Having been swindled out of not only her money, but her life including her friends and family she’s finding it hard to believe she ever knew the man who caused it all; her husband Freddy. In an attempt to escape the media frenzy surrounding her husband’s discovered Ponzi scheme she connects with her childhood friend, Connie, whom she hasn [...]


    11. I was looking through my posts today and noticed that it has been quite awhile since I was able to give a book a "5" rating. The authors I normally love, such as Jodi Picoult (a "2" for Sing You Home???) and Jennifer McMahon just didn't put out the work that I expected from them this year. I love, love, love Bethenny Frankel, but she can't really write a book. The last "5" I gave was to Jane Green on June 2 for the lovely Promises to Keep. I was getting a little discouraged. Then came Silver Gir [...]


    12. Meredith DeLin has just found out that her husband has stolen billions from their friends and his business associates. Now she and her son are being investigated by the Federal Government as well, although Meredith has told them, she didn't know anything. With no where else to turn, she calls her friend Connie and asks to stay with her. Connie is on her way from Maryland to Nantucket for the summer and feels even though her relationship with Meredith hasn't been the best in the past few years, s [...]


    13. OK, first of all, I am a total snob because I didn't want to like this book, because I could tell immediately it was a total beach read, chick lit type of book. But then I ended up liking it--shame on me and my snobbery! However, I was right about one thing, and that's that it really seems aimed at a traditional, upper-middle-class, conformist type of reader, particular a female reader. There were a couple places in the book where really antifeminist things were said (at least I thought) and jus [...]


    14. I had to take a few days to think about this one. I have come to the conclusion that this one just OK for me. I'm not sure I can totally pinpoint why I didn't care for it. I think it came down to the characters. None of them appealed to me. I didn't like Meredith at all. I didn't feel badly for her situation one bit. Nobody can be that blind for 30 years. I wasn't even really convinced that she had changed that much in the end. I also didn't care for Constance. She could have made more of an eff [...]


    15. Another time I wish we could half stars! This would be one and a half.I am torn about this book. Maybe it is just too close to the Madoff scandal. The author paints us a picture that the wife of the Ponzi master is caring, sweet, lovely, and just oblivious to what her husband has done. I don't buy it, but then, I get it. It's only a book.But maybe that is the part that makes me so torn. Bernie Madoff was real. The damage he did was real. His son committed suicide. He stole billions of dollars fr [...]


    16. I pretty much know I'll enjoy any book by this author, but I felt a sense of satisfaction with this one that is singular to this story.Here's one about forgiveness, friendship, the end of relationships, the beginning of relationships, lasting friendships, and a million other things. I loved reading about Connie and watching her life develop as she learns how to be without her husband, who recently died of brain cancer. I loved reading about Meredith, a woman so in love with her husband that she [...]


    17. I considered this a beach read. I read it for a lark and it is one of those 'rich girl loses her money and her lifestyle' stories. I found the main character Meredith to be clueless and selfish in the beginning. She went through a lot of self-pity until she finally woke up to the facts of her marriage to a crook. And her good as gold friend who took her in is part of the formula, too. Still, the story was right out of the headlines and it took the reader on a path less travelled. It was not abou [...]


    18. Not gonna rate it right now. I tried on this one. I just didn't enjoy it. I'd like to know the ending but I can't muddle thru anymore of this plot. I do not like either of the main characters. Too many books to read to continue on with this one. I'm dropping it at 65% to move on to other entertaining reads.


    19. Silver Girl was just okay. I enjoyed it in the beginning but couldn't wait for it to be over. I think it probably could have been about 25% shorter.Meredith DeLind is living the high life, multi million dollar yacht, vacations wherever she hopes to go, and $20,000 bed linens. Like her yet? Turns out her husband Freddie has been running a Ponzi scheme and Meredith is left with nothing. Unable to talk to her children, she turns to her childhood friend, Connie for help. The pair head to Connie's va [...]


    20. My thoughts on Silver Girl by Elin HilderbrandI love discovering new writers. Let me rephrase that by saying, 'new writers to me', because often they are not new to the writing game, I have just never read any of their books previously. That is the case with my latest read, Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.Silver Girl looks like a typical "beach read" from the cover with a slim blonde gazing out over the ocean, but delve into the pages and you'll find more than just a book about romance, or lust, [...]


    21. The last Elin Hilderbrand novel I read left me a little wanting I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but I honestly didn't have my hopes up too high. The plot description sounded typical -- privileged woman, down on her luck, spends a sumptuous summer in Nantucket. Boo hoo, poor, poor rich woman. Somehow I have a hard time sympathizing with those types of characters. But sometimes, the book blurbs are wrong and in this case, they were definitely wrong. While on the surface, this seems l [...]


    22. Silver Girl is the typical romance novel where girl meets bad boy. Girl falls in love with bad boy. Girl is told that bad boy won’t change and will probably get worse. Girl doesn’t listen and marries bad boy. Bad boy commits a crime that can take down Girl and their children. Girl has problem severing ties with Bad Boy when he goes to prison.Bad Boy Freddy Delinn pulls a ponze scheme on anyone and everyone, friends, family and strangers unbeknown to his wife. It takes good girl Meredith Mart [...]


    23. I could not stop reading this book. the characters were fascinating to me. I love how this author can put me inside the novel within the first chapter to where I feel like I'm friends with the main characters and I've known them my whole life. Definitely a GREAT read!!


    24. I needed a "summer read" and this author is always a good one to read for that. Using a "Madoff "event as its premise, set in Nantucket, with two women Meredith and Connie who have been friends since forever the book is a fun read.


    25. I really enjoyed this book just for a nice summer read. It had the right touch of romance without being explicit, and the financial mystery playing out in the story was interesting. Perfect for a light, easy, entertaining read.


    26. This was just ok. I waffled between being irrationally irritated by rich middle aged women acting like hormonal teenagers and wanting to know what was going to happen. Everything was wrapped up a little too neat and tidy for me.


    27. Interesting book loosely based on the Madoff scandal and what life might be like for his wife. It got a bit predictable, but overall a good read.


    28. Fun summer beachy read! Definitely take it with you on vacation. In fact, take all of Elin's books on vacation because you'll want to read one every day.


    29. Elin Hilderbrand is so darn readable, and I just want to sit down and plow through all of her books. This is the second one I've read, and once again, I thought she did a great job with the characters. I didn't think that the later parts of the books flowed quite as well as the earlier parts, but overall, two thumbs up.Quick recap: Meredith is the recently disgraced wife of a man who swindled his investors out of billions of dollars. With the entire country hating her and nowhere else to turn, s [...]


    30. When I read a book, I actually have pretty few requirements. I want to feel like I know the characters, I want to be able to see the setting, I want to lose myself in the book, and the plot should move at an even pace. I am increasingly finding that these highbrow nouveau "you must read this book" books aren't doing that for me. But you know what I am finding? That well written "chick lit" (I hate that term, but that's a story for another day) and "beach reads" have more to offer than meets the [...]


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