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The Hotel Nantucket

By Elin Hilderbrand

A Bright and Breezy Summer Read



The Hotel Nantucket is undergoing a major renovation by its new owner, London billionaire Xavier Darling. Lizbet Keaton, a longtime resident and previous owner of a highly successful restaurant, has been hired as the hotel’s general manager. She has put together a unique and inexperienced staff that she hopes will share Darling’s vision for the hotel. By the end of the summer, Darling is demanding that The Hotel Nantucket be recognized as the best hotel in the world. The staff must learn how to work together to make each guest’s experience delightful and memorable.


The Hotel Nantucket is a bright and breezy summer novel. It’s a perfect blend of setting, characters, and story. It is a fun and delightful read. The hotel is both elegant and beachy.

There are so many fun characters in this book that it’s too hard to pick a favorite. Here are just a few:

-Lizbet Keaton is the heartbroken general manager whose goal is to make the Hotel Nantucket the undisputed best hotel in the world.

-Louie Marsh Is a six-year-old chess prodigy in seersucker shorts, spending his summer beating everyone he plays in chess.

-Grace Hadley, the kindly 19-year-old ghost who died in a fire in the hotel in 1922

-Chef Mario Subiaco who is the renowned and romantic chef of the hotel’s Blue Bar, and is as delicious as the food he prepares.

Elin Hilderbrand’s writing is smart and easy to read. You will want this in your beach bag. Told from multiple points of view, this charming story has depth, drama, and sparkle. Even romance and mystery are woven throughout. In a word, this book is delicious

Hilderbrand, who lives on Nantucket, sets all of her stories there. She has written over thirty books. Her most recent novels include Golden Girl [2021), and 28 Summers (2020)

Thanks to Netgalley and Little Brown for an advance reading copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Publisher Little Brown and Company

Published June 14, 2022

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