The Blue Bistro - Elin Hilderbrand

The Blue Bistro

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 352 Ratings


Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novel.

Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket's hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business...and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro's chef, that captures Thatcher's attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does.

Infused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmth of passion and the breeze of doubt, The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.


  • Waste of time

    By Kittyusa2015
    Just lack of imagination, the same story told with different words
  • Meh

    By Martagirl39
    I didn't care about the characters. Maybe there were so many that it was difficult to get attached.
  • Good beach read

    By Stephanie Stafford
    Amazing book to pass the time in the sand and sun! My first Hilderbrand book and I was impressed!
  • Loved it

    By Keghop30
    I thought this was a great read. If you have ever worked as a waitress you will be able to relate in so many ways. Good story.
  • Great beach read

    By Jack_466
    I love her style and this doesn't disappoint.
  • Kept me reading

    By Brooksie1978
    Loved the book until the end. I felt as though it needed another chapter. Would love a sequel to this book to be written.
  • Delicious

    By Berrygr8
    Yum! A delicious book from an author that knows a woman's soul. Wine, food, clothes, and the need to be loved for one's true self.
  • Great read

    By Mmmmbug
    Good book but a little short on romance...but at the same time that's what kept me reading. I wish the ending was a bit more final. Overall great book!
  • Fantastic

    By Catpier
    This book was so well written. Once again I was transported to Nantucket. Read in 2 days.
  • Love. Love. Love

    By Mander Panders
    I simply love this book! The imagery is amazing! The feel for the characters is pristinely described. This is one of those books you would enjoy reading sitting on your front porch with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, listening to the petite morning sounds outside. I love reading books about romance and characters trying to run a business. What a wonderful composition!