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Margot's reservoir of romantic feelings for her husband, Drum, is running dry. But while the family is on vacation in Nantucket, Margot finds an opportunity to potentially regain her romantic love for her husband - in the form of Hadley Axelram, his ex-girlfriend. She is counting on jealousy as a relationship defibrillator.

But after forcing her surfing-god husband to make plans for a surfing lesson with Hadley and her son, Margot is left to reminisce about the summer she fell in love with Drum, and the unexpected blossoming of their relationship. When she sees Drum and Hadley spending time together, will the spark reignite - and will her marriage be saved? Or will she find that love is truly gone from this relationship?

This touching short story about a poignant stage in a marriage explores the backstory of Margot Carmichael, one of the stars in Elin Hilderbrand's new novel, Beautiful Day.

©2013 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2013 Hachette

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  • William McKinley
  • 06-06-18

This was NOT The Surfing Lesson!

This was just pages from her book A Beautiful Day! Very disappointing!!
Where’s The Surfing Lesson?

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  • Pink Amy
  • 09-09-21

Prequel to Beautiful Day

As she stands in line for ice cream with her family, contemplating divorce from her husband Drum, Margot sees her nemesis Hadley, who happens to be Drum's old girlfriend. Old memories of jealousy fill Margot's head. Then she has an idea, an idea to encourage Drum and Hadley, an idea that would make divorce so much easier.

This short story is a prequel to the upcoming BEAUTIFUL DAY. Eli'n Hilderbrand is a masterful storyteller. She pulls you in with likable, yet flawed characters who are both complex and compelling. I can't wait until Beautiful Day hits the stores!

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  • Michelle Sims
  • 18-02-21

Not the book

It is the first two chapters- and while I am usually a fan of her work, I didn’t care for this one.

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  • Karen Phipps
  • 06-10-18

the surfing lesson

It only came through as one chapter and one hour. I think something is wrong and I paid for a book. can you send me another one?