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The Island - Elin Hilderbrand
The Island
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316043878 (0316043877)
ASIN: 316043877
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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A Life With Books
A Life With Books rated it
4.0 Book Review: The Island by Elin Hildrebrand
The thing I liked most about this book is the isolation of Tuckernuck Island. I wasn't a total 'fan' of the characters and their attitudes towards one another; a bit childish at times. There were mother-daughter & sister dynamics, as well as marriage, divorce, death and love thrown into the mix. I'v...
Lost Between Pages
Lost Between Pages rated it
3.0
So this book had a lot of surprises in it, surprisingly! For a chick lit, I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward, but I was shocked.There was so much that happened in the beginning of the book, where I literally gasped out loud and I was so intrigued to know how this was going to end. U...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
3.0 The Island
The Island by Elin HildenbrandTate woemn-two generations in the family beach cottage.Secrets they all hold.Birdie Cousins is helping her daughter with her wedding preparations.Chez cancels it all....Birdie calls on her sister and the other daughter for help.Summers past have their own chapters to he...
AbibliophobicTendencies♥
AbibliophobicTendencies♥ rated it
3.0 The Island: A Novel
2 1/2 ☆Ugh. This book was up abd down for me. some parts I was so interested in. Others I was Bored. It took everything in me to finish the book. Once I understood the names were nicknames I got over that. but each point of view was the same. it never felt like that character telling their point of ...
I'm A Book Shark
I'm A Book Shark rated it
3.0
This book is like the poster child for "white people problems" and "first world problems." It's all about the "trouble" of having a summer home on an island that doesn't have real plumbing or a refrigerator. Their car barely works and there's no cell phone reception except for this little pocket two...
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