The Island - Elin Hilderbrand

The Island

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 791 Ratings)
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Description

Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement.

It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles.
But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her page-turning, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach. Bonus Material: An essay by Elin Hilderbrand Photos of the Author

Reviews

  • Reader

    5
    By Schmegz01
    What a perfect book!! Couldn't put it down if I wanted to! I never really enjoyed reading until I got ahold of Elin Hilderbrand's books!!
  • Just a way to make a paycheck

    1
    By Kittyusa2015
    Don't bother to read this, it is not writing, just a way to make a paycheck
  • So good!!!

    5
    By Jojeaux711
    This was such a good book!! I actually found myself highlighting parts of it!! Fell in love with all the main characters & left me wanting more!!!!!!!
  • Wonderful book

    5
    By WooOui
    Great unexpected read..
  • Predictable, but fun!

    4
    By sskova
    An entertaining beach read! Fun in the sun...
  • Good, not great.

    3
    By Seoehmler
    I wasn't really into the characters until I was 3/4 of the way through the book. And I wish a bit more had been done with the ending. Overall good book.
  • Good

    3
    By Buffnpolish
    I liked it.
  • Best one yet

    5
    By Jeffapple
    I really enjoyed this book. This was the third book I've ready by this author and this was a great read. I was captivated by the characters stories which were quite relatable. I wish it was longer or that the story could have continued...
  • Great story!

    4
    By JanetLenar
    I love this! I'm not usually a fiction reader but this story was so relatable, like it could've happened in real life. I only gave it 4 stars because there was one storyline I just couldn't get into but please read it....perfect for the beach!
  • Love it!

    5
    By LaurenBergg
    Characters have more depth than most books - easy to get lost in the entire story - so much so that I could not put it down and read cover to cover in 3 days!

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