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The Island
by Elin Hilderbrand

Published: 2012-05-01
Mass Market Paperback : 512 pages
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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 ...
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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 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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  "The Island drowns"by ivorytickler (see profile) 02/21/14

Do not bother with this book.

 
  "The Island"by Karen330 (see profile) 08/20/13

A good summer read. Insightful story about the complexity of mother/daughter and sister relationships.

 
  "Great Summer Read!"by kbkennedy79 (see profile) 08/20/13

This was a great book to read on the beach. Fun and easy to get lost in!

 
  "The Island Was a Great Get-Away"by nbaker (see profile) 04/15/13

While the story was fairly predictable, the author did a wonderful job of developing the characters and creating a realistic feel of spending quiet solitary days on the shore. A story of four females... (read more)

 
  "Quick but Fun read"by Darling729 (see profile) 01/10/12

A great beach read - easy and quick - and did give us a lot to discuss at our book club.

 
  "Good read"by smcf2000 (see profile) 08/22/11

 
  "The Island"by Heath77 (see profile) 08/20/11

 
  "Great Beach Book"by nowens77 (see profile) 06/28/11

I love Elin Hilderbrand in all her books especially this one she captivates the reader. The character are rich and have depth which makes reading the book addictive.

 
  "It was a fun summer read with happy ending"by lollygil (see profile) 05/26/11

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