Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Silver Girl
Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Reagan Arthur
Publish Date: June 21, 2011
Audio Book {14 hrs 28 min}
Source: Public Library
Genre: Women's Fiction
Meredith Martin Delinn
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

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 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.
At times I just wanted to shake Meredith and scream at her to grow a backbone throughout the bulk of this book. She was just so whiny and wimpy throughout. I especially wanted her to stand up for herself with Amy in the salon, but no she just limped off like a kicked puppy.

But on the other hand, she was outright rude at times to Connie, the only person who would have anything to do with her after her fall from grace. If not for Connie, I don't know if I would have enjoyed this book as much. She was definitely the saving grace because Meredith was a complete let down as an overall character.

The surrounding characters all added to the overall believability of the story, because Meredith at times was hard to feel any sympathy for.

Read by Janet Metzger, Marianne Fraulo
Duration: 14 hours 28 minutes
Hachette Audio

Narration: B

The use of two female narrators was a new experience for me. There wasn't a noticeable difference in the two, so you wouldn't know it was two different people if you didn't go into the book already knowing that. Both managed to bring something different to each of the characters.
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Jo-Jo said...[Reply]

I found myself getting upset with Meredith also, but I think I enjoyed this audio overall.

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