Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel is a story about families, relationships, marriage and love. In Beautiful Day, a wedding is being planned. The bride, Jenna, is making all of her plans based on suggestions made by her late mother. Her mother Beth, diagnosed with cancer and knowing she would not live to see her youngest daughter be married, created a notebook with instructions on planning everything from the rehearsal dinner, dresses and invitations to the reception and thank you notes. The location of the wedding, Nantucket, allows for wonderful descriptions of the local scenery. The story is told from the point of view of several different characters, which offers insight into thoughts and feelings of those characters. The characters are well-developed and memorable, and their relationships are believable and complex. Their stories are told with both drama and humor and are interwoven with the wedding plans of Jenna, offering up a story filled with a wide range of emotions, from sadness to joy and of course, love. Author Hilderbrand excels at telling emotional stories about families and relationships and Beautiful Day is an excellent example of her work!. If you enjoy Elin Hilderbrand, you might try novels by Luanne Rice or Kristin Hannah.