Book Review: Beautiful Day By Elin Hilderbrand

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand


1600108_10152164384975908_207743490_nA summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY–into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.


Elin Hildrebrand’s works are the epitome of summer reading. She has a magic way with words that lulls her readers away from their everyday lives to the magical world that is summer.

This book was told from different viewpoints, which kept the story flowing and fast paced. I really enjoyed that the characters were flawed. It was quite refreshing to read how each character displayed their own signature version of being jaded and flawed. Much more real than the typical read, where every character is perfect and there is one outcast that is flawed.

The flaws and the selfishness made these characters very real and easy to identify with. Because they seemed so real it was easy to invest real emotion into them and their storylines.

This isn’t the typical fluffy read about marriage and a beautiful wedding. It extends to all relationships: ones with family, friends and most important—the relationship one has with oneself.

The Notebook was utterly beautiful. A mother, who wanted so badly to see her daughters wedding run smoothly and happily—filled a Notebook with plans before she passed away. This tragic loss inspired the thought that our loved ones are always with us, as shown through the Notebook.

What a beautiful book.

Thank you, Hachette Canada for the review copy.

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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