The Rumor

The Rumor

Book - 2015
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"Nantucket writer Madeline King couldn't have picked a worse time to have writer's block. Her deadline is looming, her bills are piling up, and inspiration is in short supply. Madeline's best friend Grace, is hard at work transforming her garden into the envy of the island with the help of a ruggedly handsome landscape architect. Before she realizes it, Grace is on the verge of a decision that will irrevocably change her life. Could Grace's crisis be Madeline's salvation? As the gossip escalates, and the summer's explosive events come to a head, Grace and Madeline try desperately to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it" - from publisher's web site
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780316334525
0316334529
Branch Call Number: FIC Hilderbrand, E 2015
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 25 cm

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cmfrakes
Mar 09, 2017

Not my favorite Hilderbrand book. The characters, plot, and dialogue felt forced. Didn't suck me in like The Blue Bistro or The Castaways.

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allisonrichner
Aug 09, 2016

Elin Hilderbrand's novels are the perfect beach or vacation read - entertaining stories that keep your attention while keeping things light. The Rumor is no exception.

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gusmcrae
Jun 26, 2016

I can see how Elin Hilderbrand is the Queen of the "beach read." This is a fairly fast-paced story, without a whole lot of depth. I found it interesting that my favorite parts of the story followed the cuckolded Eddie. Although he was wrapped up in some pretty wretched business, I found him to be more interesting than either his wife or her best friend. I'll be sure to pick up another Hilderbrand book the next time I want a fast read without much depth (or reality).

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writermala
Mar 16, 2016

And then she told someone, and then he told someone, and... yes, that's the way gossip spreads like wildfire and gets a life of its own. "The Rumor," delivers exactly what it promises amongst the life of Nantucketers. Madeline and Grace are best friends forever and their friendship is jeopardized. This is just one of the relatonships that is threatened by inconsiderate gossip.

Erin Hilderbrand has done very good justice to a plot surrounding well drawn out characters and the result is a book which reads well.

We wish her well so that she may keep writing.

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Pulp_queen
Feb 23, 2016

A bit over the top. I don't think two families could be the victim of so much gossip all at once. Also, few of the characters are actually likeable. However, it is a quick read. I prefer many of her other books to this one.

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waggs
Feb 17, 2016

I found this book to be ridiculous - I didn't even finish it. I have read her books before and have quite enjoyed them but this one didn't strike my fancy.

Jenm7 Sep 04, 2015

Fast fun beach read!

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bookpusher
Aug 18, 2015

Interesting read and funny how rumours start!

booklady413 Jul 31, 2015

A great summer read about relationships, gossip and the ties that bind us one to the other. The alternating chapters moving from one character's point of view to another is reminiscent of Liane Moriarty.

karcoldelharvic5 Jul 27, 2015

one of her best. Read it in less than a day

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