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Book Reviews of The Island

The Island
The Island
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
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 109 ratings
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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22 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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!
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.
IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed The Island on + 174 more book reviews
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".
njmom3 avatar reviewed The Island on + 1248 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.
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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: 1
One of the best books I've read in a long time. Well written and loved the characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
love this book.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Island on + 557 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.
Vienna avatar reviewed The Island on + 17 more book reviews
Enjoyable chick/lit and beach read. Dysfuntional family at it's best. Boy/girl love story!
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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!
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It was a easy read beach book. I enjoyed it for the relationships that the author wrote about.
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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Such an amazing book. I'll be thinking about it for a long time to come.
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Great book...thank you!
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I enjoyed this book very much. The emotions felt by all 4 of the main characters was so vivid, from the youngest to the oldest, and so true to life.
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Very enjoyable read.
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I do enjoy Elin Hilderbrand. This was truly a book about life and relationships. Two sisters, their mother and aunt decide to spend a month on a small island at the family vacation home with only a generator for meager electricity and a camp stove to cook on. Each of the characters in the story had their own (sometimes tragic) story about their relationships with men and during the time on the island each woman eventually comes to terms with her past and moves on to what she hopes will be better times to come.
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Great Book
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