Elin Hilderbrand has a gift for taking readers on a beach vacation without ever having to leave their own homes. She fills the pages of her delightfully original page-turners with tales of love and romance, family and drama—all set against the backdrop of blissful seaside escapes.
Golden Girl is a story about Vivi, a successful novelist and mother of three nearly grown children, whose life comes to an abrupt end in a hit-and-run. Transported from her Nantucket home to the Beyond, Vivi is granted one last summer to watch what happens to her loved ones on Earth.
Everyone loses a loved one eventually; it's part of being human. And everyone must bear the pain alone. – Elin Hilderbrand, Golden Girl
She's also given three nudges—allowing her to affect the outcomes of earthly activities. With her family members struggling in different ways and a secret of her own in danger of being uncovered, Vivi must carefully consider where she wants to intervene.
At the heart of this beach book is a poignant and powerful message that makes it perfect for memorable book club discussions: The people we love never truly leave us.