Golden Girl

Golden Girl

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In this #1 bestselling page-turner a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them.

From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief” Ed Kapenash investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation. But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above—while Vivi finally lets them grow without her.

With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message—the people we lose never really leave us—Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.

Title:Golden Girl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316420082
Format Type:

    Golden Girl Reviews

  • Dr. Appu Sasidharan

    (Regular Review) I finished rereading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank a couple of days ago. One of my friends then recommended me this book. He said that there was some controversy related to ...

  • Brandice

    Another quintessential summer read from Elin Hilderbrand, Golden Girl follows author Vivian Howe, who meets the end of her life in a hit-and-run in early June. She is assigned to Martha, a person in t...

  • Ceecee

    3.5 rounded up. Vivian Howe is a best selling author of ‘beach novels’. She’s divorced from JP and they have three grown up children. Early one morning she’s killed in a hit and run and she as...

  • Debra

    3.25 starsIt's a beautiful day in Nantucket. Novelist and mother of three, Vivian Howe is out for a run near her home. Unfortunately, she is killed in a hit and run. After her death she is assigned Ma...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: The song changes to opening guitar chords that seize Vivi's attention. It's 'Stone in Love' by Journey. Vivi almost trips over her own shoes. She stops and stares at her phone's screen. What ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay… this book is so promising with its heartbreaking family drama theme: three children of a best seller author, struggling with different problems in daily lives as their recently passed away mot...

  • Susanne

    Review to be posted on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend... What If, You Could Look Down on Your Family From the Great Beyond and Impact Their Decisions? Vivian (Vivi) Howe is a successfu...

  • KaY

    Enjoyable storytelling if you don't think too deep into it. The audio read by Erin Bennett was really good and she makes 13.5 hours fly by without you knowing.I like the beginning of this book with wh...

  • Cammie

    Elin Hilderbrand has done it again...and by "it" I mean written a spectacular novel!I must admit that I was little bit wary of the premise of Golden Girl when I first heard about it some months ago--t...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook….read by Erin Bennett ….13 hours and 26 minutes If I say I found much of this book boring - easy to follow - but trite and shallow, would my friends tell me to keep my thoughts to myself...