The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (♦♦♦♦)
Birdie plans a summer getaway with both of her daughters and India, her sister, to Tuckernuck Island, a privately owned land off the coast of Nantucket. In Tuckernuck there are no modern day amenities such as electricity, except the one provided by a generator, no phones, and no grocery store. The four women go to Tuckernuck Island with the intention of providing support for Chess, but soon after they arrive it becomes obvious that each one of them is harboring resentment and pain from past relationships. What seems like the perfect opportunity to help Chess heal becomes the ideal setting where long held secrets are disclosed, ex-lovers reunite, and new love sparks fly. After a month in Tuckernuck, all four women emerge wiser and with a better understanding of themselves and of each other.
I liked this book a lot. It is a chick book, but that’s OK. The story is engaging and well narrated. The book is divided in chapters titled after each one of the four women. Each one tells in her own voice, about the events that occurred before she decided to go to Tuckernuck Island. Good summer read, though I just finished it.
I want to read more books by this author.