Here's to Us

Here's to Us

A Novel

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Three romantic rivals. One crowded house. Plenty of room for jealousy.

Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things; a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe--a celebrity chef with an insatiable appetite for life--and a passionate dislike of one another. All three are remarkable, spirited women, but they couldn't be more different. Laurel: Deacon's high school sweetheart and an effortlessly beautiful social worker; Belinda: a high-maintenance Hollywood diva; and Scarlett: a sexy southern belle floating by on her family money and her fabulous looks. They've established a delicate understanding over the years--they avoid each other at all costs.

But their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon's tragic death on his favorite place on earth: a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage. Deacon's final wish was for his makeshift family to assemble on his beloved Nantucket to say good-bye. Begrudgingly, Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett gather on the island as once again, as in each of their marriages, they're left to pick up Deacon's mess. Now they're trapped in the crowded cottage where they all made their own memories--a house that they now share in more ways than one--along with the children they raised with Deacon, and his best friend. Laurel, Belinda, and Scarlett each had an unbreakable bond with Deacon--and they all have secrets to hide.

Before the weekend is over, there are enough accusations, lies, tears, and drama to turn even the best of friends--let alone three women who married the same man--into adversaries. As his unlikely family says good-bye to the man who brought them together--for better or worse--will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon's honor?
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316375146
Branch Call Number: FIC HIL
Characteristics: 410 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Here is to us

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writermala
Jul 27, 2016

I've read Erin Hildebrand's "Rumor" and felt at the beginning that "Here's to us," didn't measure up. But the story of Deacon Thorpe's life, death, and his relationships gradually began to get gripping. When three women, all of whom had been married to the same man, get together it is natural that sparks will fly; and they did. All in all an interesting plot and a well-told story.

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mjk236sb
Jul 06, 2016

I am not sure when the descriptions of this book were written (those appearing on this page) but there were two major differences in those and the actual book. First the character was not Deacon Rowe but in the book was Deacon Thorpe. Secondly, there was absolutely no mention that he commits suicide, but he died of a heart attack.
Despite these differences in the book, I didn't enjoy this as much as previous books by this author. The characters were not very likable as most of them had been married several times, carried on affairs with each others and bled Deacon dry with their lifestyles and needs. Supposedly at the end there were "happy endings" for some of the people involved in this story, but Deacon even though he was not there, was in my opinion still a victim. Even through what was supposed to be a memorial they were still more interested in their lives then paying tribute to the man who loved all of them in his own way. Deacon's greatest loss was his father early in his life and he never found real lasting happiness after that.

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