The Blue Bistro (Hardcover)

By Elin Hilderbrand

St. Martin's Press, 9780312319533, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/20/2012)
Paperback (5/25/2010)
Mass Market (5/30/2006)
Paperback (1/3/2017)
CD-Audio (10/7/2014)
Paperback (6/3/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/21/2012)

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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.

About the Author

ELIN HILDERBRAND grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in "Seventeen," "The Massachusetts Review, "and "The Colorado Review." She lives with her family in Nantucket, Massachusetts. "Blue Bistro" is her fourth novel.

Praise For The Blue Bistro

"The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends - and so, I recommend it to you. Highly."
-James Patterson, bestselling author of Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

"A wonderfully poignant behind-the-scenes journey into the world of high-end restaurants, island life, and the inner workings of the human heart. A great summer story."
—Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief