The Island

The Island

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Birdie Cousins has planned a getaway with her daughter Chess, a chance to bond before Chess' upcoming marriage. Then Chess abruptly breaks off the wedding and her fiance shockingly dies in a rock climbing accident, leaving Chess feeling guilty and deeply depressed. Birdie circles the wagons, convincing her younger daughter Tate, and her own sister India to join them on Tuckernuck for the month of July. Secrets and intrigue soon make their way to the surface.
Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books, Back Bay Books, 2011, c2010.
Edition: 1st Reagan Arthur Books and Back Bay pbk ed.
ISBN: 9780316043885
Characteristics: 407 p. ;,21 cm.

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cnairn
Feb 07, 2019

when is the 2nd installment coming for the paradise trilogy???????

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adweina
Jul 18, 2016

This was an easy, light summer read that kept my interest and made me want to keep turning the pages. It is the first Elin Hilderbrand book I have read and I will read more.

carolinevig5 Jun 25, 2015

Beach read. The writing isn't terrible and the story is good enough, but I'm not running back for more.

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toria53
Jan 14, 2015

I just love all of her books, I can hardly wait for my daily fill of pleasure that I get from reading Elin's novels !! I have read 4 so far and am looking forward to reading them all :)

mrsgail5756 Dec 18, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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tarabooks95
Mar 18, 2013

loved this book!!

sharonb122 May 19, 2012

I enjoyed this book as I enjoy all of Hilderbrand's novels. A good summer read: interesting, well enough written and with some substance, but not too deep. Explores grief and, of course, love. Sometimes I thought the 30 year old daughters to act more like teens, but perhaps I have forgotten how immature I was at that age. Helderbrand did show growth in all the characters.

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8217549
Sep 15, 2011

this book is terrific. well written. interesting story.

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cbreads2009
Aug 16, 2011

walk group july 2011 book

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ready2read
Aug 09, 2011

Perfect beach reading material. A mother, two daughters and the mother's sister plan to spend a month at their Island cottage. It has been unused for 13 years but these ladies need to get rid of some old problems and take on some new ones and all while doing some serious bonding. The isolation and lack of luxuries make it difficult to avoid each other or their problems.. Sometimes I found it hard to make a connection to the characters---they are all from that world of fabulous high paying jobs, country clubs and wealth. All things in consideration though it is a good summer read.

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