The Hotel Nantucket

The Hotel Nantucket Summary

“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) delivers an immensely satisfying page-turner in this tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel.

Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom?  

Filled with the emotional depth and multiple points of view that characterize Hilderbrand’s novels (The Blue Bistro, Golden Girl) as well as an added dash of Roaring Twenties history, The Hotel Nantucket offers something for everyone in this compelling summer drama. 

Book Reviews


Fun beach read5 star

Loved all the characters and the hurdles they had to get over. Great light fun read!55


Another Great One!5 star

Loved the twist and turns! Couldn’t put it down.55


Great read5 star

Omgoodness, you will not put this down.55


Fabulous5 star


Cut wood

Very enjoyable5 star

I enjoyed the characters and the writing.55


Amazing, amazing, amazing5 star

I LOVED this book. I could not put it down. So many different angles, so many different characters that I became invested in. Such a great book, I highly recommend55


New England5 star

Great summer read. It transports you to an unique hotel with all kinds of surprises! Just a very fun book !55

Ali B Sea Ray

A fabulous fabulous read you won’t want to put down!5 star

It’s just a really nice book. Good plot with some interesting twists and turns.. a few you’ll guess but some are unexpected. It makes you feel good to read this book.. you’ll find yourself smiling and at other times perhaps shedding a tear.. but you’ll come to live t(e characters and the hotel.. a great read.. I literally didn’t want to put it down and fins8shed from cover to cover in less than 32 hours.. Enjoy!55


The Hotel Nantucket3 star

I’ve read only two of her book, maybe I’m missing something. It was an easy read, easy to guess the ending, no surprise.35


A fun read.4 star

Just a pleasant, happy book.45

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