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The Island
The Island
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Four women-a mother, her sister, two grown daughters-head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations.
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ISBN-13: 9780316043885
ISBN-10: 0316043885
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
Pages: 448
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 105 ratings
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this novel, i was sad when it was over! Really got to know the characters and felt like I was also spending time on an island off the East Coast. a great book about sisters, relationships, love and loss, not a sad book, kept me intersted throughout.
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this story of a divorced mother, her two daughters, and her sister who decide to spend a month at their family's summer home in Tuckernuck to each try and heal from different heartaches. I have loved everything written by Elin Hilderbrand, and this one did not disappoint. Her descriptions of Tuckernuck make the reader wish that they were there on that beautiful, serene island right along with the characters of the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have never read this author before but seeing all the hype of being on the best seller list I thought I'd give it a try. Not sure what the draw is. The plot was predictable, forced and contrived. I'm not sure I'd even spend the time reading it at the beach. Just not my cup of tea.....but I did try a new author! Maybe her other books were better.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really love this author. However, this was not one of her best. It took me a LONG time to finish it as it didn't grab my attention like some of her other ones. It was a bit more depressing than her other books. All the characters had some sort of doom and gloom to deal with. It was a pretty good story, just not much to hold my attention to finish it in a day or so. It took me a good two weeks to muddle through, which isn't like me at all, but I am glad I finished it. It wrapped up a little quick and too perfectly in the end, but I guess that's what we all want anyway, right!
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Helpful Score: 2
Only the second book by Hilderbrand I've read, it kept me interested throughout. As with her other novels set on Nantucket, this one would be a great summer beach read.

A foursome of family members ( 2 sisters, their mother, and an aunt) come together at the family vacation home for a month to help Chess heal following the breakup of her engagement quickly followed by her former fiance's death. The author weaves together the relationship histories of the ladies with their present day statuses to keep you wondering who will end up with a "happily ever after".
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Another wonderful book by Elin Hilderbrand.