High Tide (Paperback)

Two Novels: The Beach Club and Summer People

By Elin Hilderbrand

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250104892, 736pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2016

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Get swept away to an island where memories are made, friendships begun, and passions ignited, in two beloved Nantucket classics collected into one volume, High Tide, by New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand

In The Beach Club, Mack Petersen has returned as always on the first day of May to once again open and manage the Nantucket Beach Club and Hotel alongside its owners, Bill and Therese Elliott. Years ago, Mack escaped the past and started over at this hotel, and it has since become his life and his home; but though he has poured his heart and soul in the club, he knows that it will eventually pass not to him but to Cecily Elliott, the owners’ daughter. At eighteen, however, Cecily is wild and beautiful and increasingly desperate to break free on her own, even though she knows doing so will break her parents’ hearts. And this summer, as Bill’s health begins to falter, all of the guests and staff of this esteemed island establishment can feel the storm coming that will change everything forever.

In Summer People, Beth, a recent widow, can barely keep things together; but she still decides that she must continue the family tradition of going to Nantucket, and fulfill a promise that her late husband Arch made before he died. Beth invites Marcus, the son of Arch’s final and most challenging client, to spend the summer with her and her teenage twins, Winnie and Garrett. But when they stumble upon a shocking secret from Beth’s past, they must keep it from destroying the family they’ve been trying so hard to heal.



About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is the author of The Island, Nantucket Nights, Summer People and The Blue Bistro, among others. She 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 husband, Chip Cunningham, and their two sons in Nantucket, Massachusetts.


Praise For High Tide: Two Novels: The Beach Club and Summer People

"A feisty, evanescent first novel, lively enough to keep a sunbather awake." -Kirkus Reviews on The Beach Club