The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand is a wonderful summer read filled with ocean life and endearing characters . Adrienne has decided she needs to change her life, specifically her views towards the men she dates. She has uprooted her life in Colorado and moved to Nantucket in an attempt to get her life back in order. On her first morning in town, Adrienne heads to the hottest restaurant in town, The Blue Bistro, in search for a job. She immediately wins over the owner Thatcher and is tossed into the crazy, but very lucrative position of staff manager. However, the bistro has its own secrets and a very mysterious chef. Not to mention this is the last season the bistro will be open, although no one knows why that is. Adrienne is determine to focus on her new job, but she soon finds herself falling in love with the restaurant and everyone who works there. The only downfall is that the season is almost over and everything will soon change.
Hilderbrand creates such a charming setting. It was so easy to fall in love with the summer life of Nantucket. Her characters were engaging and at times mysterious. She did such a fabulous job of showing the characters’ joys and their pain making them easy to relate to. If you need a new contemporary fiction author, Hilderbrand would be a great choice. Her stories always have realistic characters and satisfying endings.