The Five-Star Weekend

Written by:
Elin Hilderbrand
Narrated by:
Erin Bennett

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
179
Narrator
62
Release Date
June 2023
Duration
12 hours 46 minutes
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hotel Nantucket: After tragedy strikes, Hollis Shaw gathers four friends from different stages in her life to spend an unforgettable weekend on Nantucket, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hotel Nantucket.

Hollis Shaw’s life seems picture-perfect. She’s the creator of the popular food blog Hungry with Hollis and is married to Matthew, a dreamy heart surgeon. But after she and Matthew get into a heated argument one snowy morning, he leaves for the airport and is killed in a car accident. The cracks in Hollis’s perfect life—her strained marriage and her complicated relationship with her daughter, Caroline—grow deeper.

So when Hollis hears about something called a “Five-Star Weekend”—one woman organizes a trip for her best friend from each phase of her life: her teenage years, her twenties, her thirties, and midlife—she decides to host her own Five-Star Weekend on Nantucket. But the weekend doesn’t turn out to be a joyful Hallmark movie.

The husband of Hollis’s childhood friend Tatum arranges for Hollis’s first love, Jack Finigan, to spend time with them, stirring up old feelings. Meanwhile, Tatum is forced to play nice with abrasive and elitist Dru-Ann, Hollis’s best friend from UNC Chapel Hill. Dru-Ann’s career as a prominent Chicago sports agent is on the line after her comments about a client’s mental health issues are misconstrued online. Brooke, Hollis’s friend from their thirties, has just discovered that her husband is having an inappropriate relationship with a woman at work. Again! And then there’s Gigi, a stranger to everyone (including Hollis) who reached out to Hollis through her blog. Gigi embodies an unusual grace and, as it hap- pens, has many secrets.

The Five-Star Weekend is a surprising and captivating story about friendship, love, and self-discovery set on Nantucket. It will be a weekend like no other.
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Anonymous

Fun summer book that makes me want to get away to a beach.

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Anonymous

Awesome beach read.

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Sarah S

Wonderful story as usual from Elin! She never disappoints! My only qualm is I was starving through the whole book because of all the fantastic food talk !!

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Alexis Folen

This book gives the girl friendship vibes it promises, plus room descriptions that make you touch the fresh cut roses and see the complicated fireworks chandelier. One of my favorite listens so far!

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Anonymous

I’m definitely a new Elin Hilderbrand fan and have downloaded her other novels. I contacted my friends and suggested out own Five-Star weekend!

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Tammy S.

What a sweet book that leaves me loving Nantucket all over again.

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Judy P.

I loved this story but I feel the narrator was so wrong for this story This book would have been better if read!!!

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Jennifer S.

I never wanted it to end... I love anything Elin writes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous

It was okay. It was a book about a group of women who care about the wrong things. Lots of materialism, name dropping of brands, restaurants, Labels… insecurities, focus on everything superficial. Im glad these characters aren’t real people. Do women in their 50s really think like this? I hope not.

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Kristina Adolph Maneiro

Loved the book and narration, an easy listen with a great storyline.

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Anonymous

Less than average. Simple and predictable. Expected more from this author.

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Anonymous

it was a great summer listen!

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Karyn C.

Fun summer read. Easy to listen to

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Tanya B.

Great read. Enjoyed the differences in the characters.

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Shannon D.

Made me want to summer on Nantucket! Clever how the author weaved the past into the present. Interesting characters and plot.

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Anonymous

I enjoyed the characters and descriptions of the beautiful surroundings and the food

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Natalie H.

I really liked this one. An easy listen.

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Anonymous

I liked this book! It was easy to listen. The friendship dynamics and parent/child dynamics were relatable. One thing that got on my nerves in this and another book by the same author, was the main character taking too much responsibility for her spouse’s poor choices. Overall, I was inspired to have a 5 Star Weekend of my own! But, I have no guest rooms and the kid’s shower leaks!

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Pamela G.

Very entertaining!

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Anonymous

I loved this book! It makes me want to host my own 5 Star Weekend!

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Anonymous

Great beach book!

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Anonymous

Good

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Kristin M.

I loved every bit of this book! Excellent character development and perfect mind candy.

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Anonymous

good

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Anonymous

Absolutely loved this book.

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Theodore J.

good

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Kourtney K.

Love this storyline! One of my favorite Elin books

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Glynette S.

Fun summer book examine female friendships. Very good!

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