First of all, I can’t believe I actually finished the novel. If you guys haven’t heard about my blog on this book, please go ahead and click here. The book I have, again, physically contains two novels. When I bought it, I really didn’t know what kind of book this is. I bought it simply because it was cheap. But after finishing the first book, I sure felt a boost of confidence that I’m able to read the next one! Here are some simple description about the novel, The Blue Bistro:
- 321 pages
- 4/5 star ratings on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
- not hard to read at all
- the first novel of the book One Summer by Elin Hilderbrand
Well, this book isn’t really that bad, but it was a little disappointing for me. I must warn all ladies who are reading this: it is not much of a romance novel! It was fun to read simply because you don’t know what to expect in each chapter. But, at the same time, I didn’t like it because there’s no “juice” in the story. I would say that at least half of the book simply describes how the days of a hot restaurant go by. And for the rest of the book, it just describes the interactions Adrienne, the protagonist, makes with her fellow colleagues. I would love to define a category for the ones who would actually enjoy the book, but it looks like there is none. 🙁
At the end of the last page, I thought there will be more. But, nope! That was the end. If you guys have watched the movie Salt with Angelina Jolie as the protagonist, it ends exactly like that. Sure, there’s a great climax in the book, but I would say that the author did a pretty bad job on ending the book. I literally thought that there was more to it even though I knew I reached the last page of the book. It’s surprising, however, to see that there is a 4/5 star ratings on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Enough of my thoughts. Here is a little summary about the book.
At the beginning of the book, Adrienne has just arrived at Nantucket to start a new chapter of her life. Leaving the past relationships and life behind, she decided to move out of her old place in search for a better life. There, she was introduced to the Blue Bistro where she met Thatcher, the owner of the restaurant. She was employed by him as an assistant manager at the restaurant without the slightest experience working as a hostess.
As the book goes on, Adrienne has learned how to work in a high end restaurant and quickly built relationships with her colleagues. Meanwhile, she also develops a strong, romantic relationship with her boss, Thatcher. Her past stories were recalled, including her past relationships and her family. The climax of the book starts when the mystery of the relationship between Thatcher and Fiona, the executive chef at the restaurant, start to unfold.
A side note.
Hopefully, I didn’t expose the book in too much detail. Although I did say that I was disappointed at the book, I know that many readers did enjoy the book (there are so many good ratings on the book at Amazon). If my summary of the book actually catches your attention, then go ahead and get the book! But if I happen to have convinced you that this book isn’t that great, that’s cool too. But anyway, please do leave a comment! God bless. 🙂