The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
(St. Martin’s Press, 2005, 321 pages)
Adrienne has spent her life constantly moving from one place to another, making sure to never get too attached. So after she catches her boyfriend stealing from her, Adrienne moves again to Nantucket in search for another hotel job. Instead she finds work as the assistant manager at the Blue Bistro, which is entering its final season being open. Adrienne is instantly attracted Thatcher, the owner, but he seems to have a strange relationship with the chef Fiona that Adrienne just can’t seem to figure out.
I am so glad I saved this book for my plane ride back from vacation. It was an easy and fast read but kept my attention enough that I could ignore the uncomfortableness of the plane. The Blue Bistro seemed like an awesome place to eat and I found myself sad that is was a fictional restaurant. I also liked that I knew what was going to happen but I didn’t figure out how it was going to come about, if that makes sense. In the beginning, it was obvious that Adrienne was a nomad with very few connections and it was nice to see her grow and build relationships with people throughout the book.