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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 108 ratings
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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FabN46 avatar reviewed The Island on + 103 more book reviews
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.
isitfriday avatar reviewed The Island on + 170 more book reviews
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: 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!
njmom3 avatar reviewed The Island on + 1233 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book I have read by the author. Fun, easy beach reach if that's what you are in the mood for. My only criticism is that it seemed a little too long. However, I probably will read more by the author.
justcyn avatar reviewed The Island on + 144 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the 2nd book I've read by this author. Interesting story about a woman, her 2 daughters & her sister away at their home in Tuckernauk. They are all going thru some issues amongst themselves and are able to console each other since there's not much else to do on the island. Quick read and looking forward to reading another book by the same author.
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Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Island on + 556 more book reviews
This took me a while to get into, but I soldiered on and by almost halfway, it had me and it wouldn't let go. By then, all the backstories for each character were explained and I felt comfortable with all the different personalities and their individual problems. The ending was good in that it didn't leave anything unresolved....it was all tidied up nice and neat.
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Another wonderful book by Elin Hilderbrand.
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This book tells the story of 2 sisters that go to an old summer vacation island to heal from a traumatic experience. They are accompanied by their mom and her sister. There are many parallel story lines. I could not put this book down! I loved the writing style and the development of the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Perfect summer beach read, like many of Elin Hilderbrand's books are. This one was especially enjoyable. I liked the characters and never got tired of the storyline. Perfect to take with you on vacation!
szamp avatar reviewed The Island on + 25 more book reviews
A nice little summer read about summer romance. The perfect book for winter doldrums.
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It was a easy read beach book. I enjoyed it for the relationships that the author wrote about.


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