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Publisher's Summary

The Carmichaels and the 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.
©2013 Erin Hilderbrand (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 01-31-16

Meh. Nothing particularly special about this book.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Therese Plummer?

The narrator was the best part of the book, so yes, I would listen to Therese Plummer again.

Could you see Beautiful Day being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Unfortunately, I could not see this being made into a movie or tv series. Actually, I'm not quite sure how it made it into a book.

Any additional comments?

Meh, is the best word I can think of to describe this book. Generally, I love Elin Hilderbrand, but this one just didn't quite do it for me.

It started out strong with a notebook that the deceased mother had written to her youngest daughter for when she would be married since she knew she wouldn't be around to see it, but after awhile it became annoying how the mother pretty much dictated this poor girl's entire wedding and the drama that unfolds is a bit entertaining, but nothing to call home about.

There are so many characters that I found it a bit difficult to keep up with everyone and all their family & extended family.

Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Robin on 08-19-13

A good summer read (although slightly flawed)

I enjoyed this book - it was light and refreshing and the story line was entertaining. I liked that there were a few unexpected surprises in the story line. There was also a wide array of very colorful characters. I actually found some of less central characters to be particularly intriguing. However, the main character, Margo, was hard to like at times. I also found the story line about the bride and her fiance to be a bit boring and I thought the mother's notebook was a bit much - she was very overbearing! I also think the narrator's southern accent (which applied to just a few of the characters) was pretty terrible - it was distracting. But all in all, it was a good book - primarily because of the less central plot lines. The best part was the diversity of the characters - that was great! I truly appreciate it when there are diverse characters (in this case, a black gay male who was one of the minor characters) - diversity is often something that is overlooked in "beach reads."

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