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I have mixed feelings about this 1 Thatcher was so selfish it drove me nuts 2 The ending I want to know what s next for Thatcher and Adrienne 3 What about Dr Don s wedding A good portion was spent Achtung! Cthulhu on the wedding and Adrienne s acceptancef Mavis How does Dr Don feel about Thatcher now As long as it took me to finish this book I feel a little let down I really liked this bookuntil I got to the last few pages It ended so abruptly and not in keeping with the rest Infamy of the bookit was like the author got sickf writing it and just wanted to end it as uickly as possible It was a fairly lengthy book so why not add a few pages and have a well developed ending I think it would have been worth it With Elin Hilderbrand books you always pretty much know what you re going to get but since this General P.T.G. Beauregard one was set in a restaurant it was a little different and I liked that I had a picture in my mindf what The Blue Bistro looked like from the author s description Okay I just didn t get the My Wishful Thinking obsessive friendship between Fiona and Thatcher It sure seemedne sided all The Boy and the Blue Moon on Thatcher s side I felt for Fiona who wouldn t but show a little something ANYTHING that resembles warmthr friendship Sure I get really strong solid friendship but why did this friendship have to be sooo dramatic to the exclusion f all else for Thatcher That said there were some really touching moments between Thatcher and Adrienne not fully developed but I felt them I was totally not getting the whole priestAA bit falling ff the wagon was pretty cliche and getting married at the end was just not necessary The best most true part The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of this book was the depictionf the menu and the busy restaurant life Didn t like the ending it was missing something for me detail Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest or something kindf blah The Blue Bistro is about a woman in her late twenties named Adrienne who comes to a crisis point in her life after her boyfriend a drug addicted unemployed loser steals her life savings and thousands from her employer She turns him in to the police and flees town heading to Nantucket where she hopes to find the next in a long line f hotel resort jobs she has worked since graduating from collegeAdrienne has made a string f bad romantic choices pting consistently for men who are emotionally unavailable r flawed in major ways When a kind college professor falls in love with her she freaks and runs breaking his heart Her fear Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day of commitment to personr place has its genesis in the death f her mother when she was a young girl Her grieving father a dentist embarked n a nomadic existence dragging her with him This sets a pattern Adrienne continues in adulthoodFlash forward and Adrienne lucks into a job as assistant manager at the wildly popular magical Blue Bistro Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) on Nantucket Hilderbrand s descriptionf the island eatery the camaraderie f the staff the food the wealthy famous customers were richly detailed and drew me into a world that I could see hear smell touch and tasteAdrienne is attracted to her boss Blue Bistro co wner Thatcher The problem Thatcher s complicated enmeshment with his partner Fee his first love and best friend since childhood Fee suffers from cystic fibrosis Her lifespan is likely to be short and she has emotionally manipulated him into investing in her dream restaurant Despite having what should have been a sympathetic story I didn t like her She is brusue selfish and controlling She is also seeing a married man This is presented in such a way as to make her role sympathetic but it didn t work It is another manifestation Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of her selfishnessThatcher falls in love with Adrienne but Fee s medical and emotional needs trump Adrienne s every time I understand that he has a strong commitment to his longtime friend but his treatmentf Adrienne is dismissive and inexcusable I never got a clear sense Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of him For me he never evolved into the herof the piece He doesn t choose Adrienne until after Fee dies I felt he was weak and spineless not man. Elin Hilderbrand author f the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novelAdrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home Left flat broke by her ex boyfriend she is desperate to earn some fast money When the desir.
Enough to take a stand ever the slave to dominating Fee A pantywaist A miluetoast A poltroon The thesaurus has some pretty great synonyms for wimp Not a man who would move Heaven and Earth to be with the woman he loves Adrienne deserves betterAlthough I enjoyed descriptions f food after a point it became repetitive I found myself skipping forward The romance throughout was fleeting and fade to black I don t need porny sex scenes but I would have liked a stronger emotional connection and sense Heaven Next Stop of intimacy between the main characters In the end the conflict was resolved too easily and at the speedf light When Adrienne felt Thatcher s new wedding ring n her cheek as he kissed her she should have had a strong reaction but she didn t If he went back to Nantucket looking for her why the hell didn t he take the damn ring ff I was left thinking That s it All s forgiven They re going to breakfast WTFI am ambivalent about this book I went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars It could easily have been a 5 if Hilderbrand had put as much rich detail and development into the relationship between Thatcher and Adrienne as she did into describing the inner workings f The Blue Bistro Also it would have helped if Thatcher had grown a pair Another great beach read by this author The Nantucket setting a little romance and a slight mystery makes this a charming chick lit book I was not expecting to read the ins and uts Bases Loaded of the restaurant business but I enjoyed it nonetheless 3 stars but not uite 4 uick Summary The Blue Bistro follows a woman with a transient lifestyle as a hotel concierge who starts a job as a Nantucket restaurant assistant manager after being left penniless by her scumbag boyfriend Over the coursef the novel she learns the ways f the restaurant world rubs shoulders with important and wealthy Nantucket residents makes friends and finds love The Blue Bistro is an kay beach read I went in with exactly those expectations and after the slow ish start up was fairly entertained for the majority f the book The best parts were by far centered around Adrienne s main character shifts in the restaurant which are well written in Hilderbrand s fast paced style I have to say that the underlying mystery is INCREDIBLY weak bordering n pathetic Within the first couple chapters readers have solved this mystery and it s really not that earth shattering The love story is expected predictable and while fun to read slightly boring Overall if not for the restaurant moments this book would have been a dud There are so many beach reads ut there that it s not necessary to clutter your bookshelf with this ne There s some sort When You Lose Your Job of magic in the air at The Blue Bistro the food the ambiance the people take your pick it s all intoxicating If you haven t found the time to read an Elin Hilderbrand yet Ahem what are you waiting for be prepared to make a new entryn your bucket list a trip to Nantucket r maybe even two Making a choice between sun and sand r holiday cheer during Winter Stroll might seem easy I m a beach girl but then again I m not so sure All I know is after being transported by the author s words many times I m determined to see it all with my Isabel the Queen: Life and Times own eyesThrough Adrienne Dealey we get to experience Nantucket from a newbie s perspective A twenty something prone to flitting fromne resort town to the next usually when her most recent relationship goes south Adrienne is determined to leave the hotel scene behind and make some real money working in a restaurant Armed with three self imposed rules she heads from a ski town to the beaches Fantastic Post Office 03 of Nantucket Lucky for her she lands an assistance manager position atne Tim Crouch of the high end restaurantsn the island The Blue BistroA world renowned chef who balks at interviews and is best described as a kitchen hermit Fiona s food is remarkable It s not foofoo r ver the top fancy it s rich and delicious it s foodgasm worthy by all accounts I m warning you now munchi. Able Thatcher Smith Drawing the Human Head ownerf Nantucket's hottest restaurant is the Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics onlyne to ffer her a job she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the businessand they share an instant attraction But there is a mystery about their situation what is it about Fiona the Blue Bistro's chef that captures Thatcher's attention again.
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Ng while reading is pretty much a given the vivid descriptions f Fiona s yummy dishes are bound to get your stomach growling Fiona and Thatcher her best friend and business partner have created a familial feeling amongst the staff which makes the inner working f the restaurant incredibly fun to watch There s an instant connection between Thatcher and Adrienne but things are complicated by his lifelong friendship with Fiona There s something going n there and Adrienne seems to be the nly ne that s not in Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, on the secret The author plays up the intrigue well but it sbvious what s going down That s not to say figuring things ut took away from the story in any capacity my heart was still torn in twoA ton f emphasis is placed n the food and the day to day f the restaurant which I enjoyed but I would have appreciated the same level Pontius Pilate of emphasisn Thatcher and Adrienne s relationship There were aspects Livin de Life of their budding romance that were glossedver and sort Aeralis of left to the reader to infer The ending also felt a tad rushed not uite as satisfying as I imagined Fiona s savory doughnuts to beAll in all this was a great read and definitelyne worthy Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of being dogeared during a dayf beach reading Every so Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives often I like to pretend I m anpen minded person So Radio Crackling, Radio Gone one day when I am innocently shelving this book in the coursef my library duties and for some reason it catches my eye I check it The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit out and think to myself why not I almost never read this kindf thing so why not try something that goes against my grain After all I reason as a writer shouldn t I read as widely and voraciously as possible including stuff I wouldn t normally And hey I like mental mashed potatoes fluffy and Limey Gumshoe overladen with butter as much as the next guy Who doesn t need theccasional Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate or freuent reprieve from well thinking But manh man This was insipid even as insipid fare goes The protagonist Adrienne is a nonentity who evidently looks good swathed in silk and sipping champagne There is endless and deeply irritating talk about teeth Adrienne s father is a dentist and Adrienne s email correspondence and face to face interactions and hell her whole relationship with her father will have you wanting to toss your cookies Of course she has the reuisite dead mother And f course someone else important is dying Human Tragedy Where would we be without it Certainly not n a Nantucket beach looking gorgeous in silks and sipping champagne That said I saw this through to the bitter end which is unusual for me especially when a book makes me grind my teeth sorry Dr Don as much as this Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen one did There must be a reason for this Maybe it s because I m a sucker for food porn Maybe because the characterf Fiona was alright Maybe it s because instant mashed potatoes don t come close to homemade represented in this genre I guess by Maeve Binchy but they re still mashed potatoes so suck it up pile Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade on the butter and clean your plate Okay now back to the Tolstoy I have read uite a few books by this author and normally really love reading them This book was uite different for me The plot being focusedn the restaurant and food became tiresome as the book progressed Also I did not find myself rooting for the main characters to be together A guy who is controlling deceiptful and doesn t drink but reuires you to get drunk is not a good person for you to be around Also he takes her to dinner but doesn t eat weird At the end Harcourt School Publishers Collections of the book I found myself rooting for her to have the courage to stay away from him Definitly a fluffy beach read unrealistic in many ways Has anyone been to a restaurant where employees are told to drink during the job Some restaurant research might have been helpful having worked in restaurants this really irked me Somef the writing got a little annoying after a while phrases like love love love And last but not least it seems the author spent too much time describing food that she plum forgot to give the book an ending Oop. And again And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good Despite her uncertainty Adrienne must decide whether to From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure open her heart for the first timer move On Toby's Terms on as she always doesInfused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmthf passion and the breeze f doubt The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.