Sami's Pick: "Golden Girl" by Elin Hilderbrand
Updated: Jun 16
On a beautiful June morning, novelist Vivian Howe is on her daily run when she is killed in a hit and run. As she dies and travels up to Heaven, her angel Martha acknowledges Vivian was killed suddenly with much left unplanned and grants her the summer to watch over her family with 3 nudges to help set them on the right course without her. While her family struggles to recover, Vivi watches from Heaven as new and old secrets come to light about her children and her own past. Vivian weaves the best outcome for each of her three children as she can, trying to use her nudges to set them straight before her viewing window and the summer comes to a close. Will she be able to help from Beyond, or will the fallout be too great?
Elin Hilderbrand weaves a heartbreaking story of family, loss, and a mother's undying love. Her 27th novel follows the path of the ones before it with beautiful storytelling that will keep you hooked from the beginning.
Book reviewed by Sami Martin, Neighborhood Reads Bookseller