Book Review: The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

Posted by Elle  |  at   6:40 PM 2 comments

The Blue BistroThe Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adrienne Dealey is a seasoned front desk hotel clerk and has worked at many exotic locations. She usually flees her positions due to troublesome relationships. This summer she has 3 rules written on a napkin for herself and she intends to adhere to them.

She arrives in Nantucket and gets a tip from someone on the ferry to check out the island's prestigious restaurant, The Blue Bistro. Although she has no restaurant experience, the owner of the bistro sees something in her and hires her. She is informed that this summer is the last for the Blue Bistro, as they will be shutting down for good at summers end. Adrienne wants to uncover the reason for the bistro's closing and she believes it has something to do with the chef, Fiona.

I enjoyed the intricate writing about how a restaurant operates, the grueling schedule, the descriptive writing about the fancy meals that were served and the relationships at the restaurant; employees and patrons. I felt the end of the book was kind of abrupt and felt that it needed a bit more closure.

This was the first book I've read by Elin Hilderbrand. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be reading more by this author.

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Elle is a 45 year old HouseWife/SAHM/Kids-Taxi-Service from the Northeastern part of the United States. She enjoys reading, watching TV/Movies, blogging, social networking, crafting, recipe collecting, beaches and summer. She is not fond of laundry, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors or grocery shopping. Feel free to follow her on the social networks listed on the right hand side of the blog. Real life names have not been used in this blog.


  1. I want to know why the bistro closed!!! Give me a hint!

  2. Honestly, I don;t remember!!!!! It's my favorite book by Elin Hilderbrand to date and I know so many other fans who say the same thing! Maybe time to re-read this one!!!!


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