Meredith DeLinn arrives in Nantucket not to have a great vacation but to hide herself away from the anger of many people whom her husband cheated out of millions and millions of dollars. Her shame is deep. She also has to deal with the fact that the Feds might come after her. She could very well find herself and her sons behind bars. Her husband, Freddy, is serving one hundred fifty years behind bars.
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand is an intense drama. While reading the book, I thought about the importance of a loyal friend. Meredith can turn to no one except her friend, Connie. It is in Connie's house that Meredith stays during this horrible time. Her only way to hide is to where a wig and sunglasses. Connie never is unavailable. She is always there to help Meredith through the tears and the cruelty perpetrated by other people. For example, someone leaves a seal on the patio with a slit throat. Thought of as a pet to those who live on Nantucket the seal's name is Harold.
Connie's life is not perfect. She is dealing with her personal problems. Her husband, Wolf, dies of brain cancer. Her daughter has chosen a new lifestyle. One that completely shocks Connie but one she needs to allow her daughter to live in order for her daughter, Ashlyn, to know her mother's love is unconditional. This novel is proof that there are people in the world who know how to share their love, understanding and lack of judgement at the perfect time. At one point, Meredith thinks of suicide. Her days become unbearable. I do applaud Meredith's character. She digs in her feet and faces each day of pain without giving up. However, I do believe without Connie she never would have made it through such horror filled days.nantucketbookworks,