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Then ending ruined it for me...
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2017
Having discovered Elin Hilderbrand's books later in her career, I quickly fell in love with her more recent works. This summer, I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit Nantucket and delve into some of her earlier works. Unfortunately, I've found them to be average, at best.
The Blue Bistro, however, intrigued me. The up-close-and-personal look at the upscale restaurant business was fascinating, as were the larger-than-life characters portrayed in this story. And let's face it, every time I picked this book up, I found myself heading to the kitchen for a snack. The descriptions of the meals had my mouth watering incessantly.
Unfortunately, I didn't love Thatcher or Fiona's characters, and didn't have much sympathy for either. The ending of the book was pedestrian at best and sort of left the reader hanging. It's a shame too, as this could have been a 4 star book for me.