Friday, October 22, 2010
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (#50)
Elin Hilderbrand is a favorite author. Reading a book by her is like taking a vacation at the ocean with a bunch of fascinating people. The Island is about 4 women spending a month on an isolated island off the coast of Nantucket, two younger sisters plus their mother and their aunt. Each woman has reached a crossroads or a crisis in her life. Chess, one of the younger sisters, has recently broken her engagement resulting in the "accidental" death of her fiance. Her younger sister Tate is searching for love and unexpectedly finds it while staying on the island. Their mother Birdie has divorced their father and embarked on a new love affair with uncertain results. Their aunt, India, lost her beloved husband to suicide several years ago and is torn about starting a new relationship. All of these characters come alive in this book and we come to care about them very much.