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The Island
The Island: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her page-turning, bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach. Bonus Material: An essay by Elin Hilderbrand Photos of the Author
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Pageturner1
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Started reading this book. I really enjoy the writer. Just on chapter 3.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉🎊📚 3w
Pageturner1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! 📚😀 3w
Tracyantoon Welcome to Litsy! I just joined too and loving all the book talk📚😀 3w
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Pageturner1 @Tracyantoon what authors do you like? I am happy I joined. Finding new books to discover. 3w
Tracyantoon I read pretty broadly-contemporary fiction, historical fiction, sci fi, fantasy, mystery/thriller, etc. even some nonfiction, young adult, and middle grade. My fave author right now is probably Blake Crouch. Love his books! 3w
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the Litsy fun! And get ready for your TBR list to go wild! 😊👋🏻🎉📚📚📚 3w
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3w
Pageturner1 Thank you for all the warm welcomes. @Tracyantoon @UwannaPublishme @Nute look forward to getting to know all of you. 3w
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Sporto
The Island: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Fun read

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Eggs
Island | Elin Hilderbrand
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When you are on a golden sea
You don't need no memory
Just a place to call your own
As we drift into the zone🎶

#islandinthesun #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Pretty photo! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! ❤️ 8mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This wasn‘t my favorite book by Elin Hilderbrand. It was a bit slow and cliche for me. I was hoping for it to move better and be more captivating. It‘s not a bad summer read, but it wasn‘t really great for me.

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Aswenson
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Just relaxing on the deck with a summer-y read. 🌅

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I had a Kindle for a brief while, but I dropped it in the #ocean, and that was the end of electronic reading for me.”

This is so me!! I love the real thing!! I agree Elin!

My marigolds are starting to bloom!

#Quotsyjune19

Kaila-ann I enjoy my kindle for traveling. I usually have my kindle and a physical book in my bag 🤣. It was also nice the other day to have my kindle when I didn‘t have my glasses 🤷🏻‍♀️. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaila-ann I can‘t read anything without my glasses 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
Kaila-ann I can manage the kindle without my glasses but trying to read most books without gives me a headache 🤷🏻‍♀️. I can adjust the font on my kindle 😉. 8mo
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dariazeoli I do love my Kindle but I understand 😉 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dariazeoli ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
justanothermusing @Kaila-ann I'm with you I love real books but any more I need my mega font on my kindle. I enjoyed this book so much as well as all her others. 8mo
gradcat Your marigolds are beautiful! And I truly understand what you (& Elin Hildenbrand) say about Kindles, but boy—they are like sliced bread for us senior citizens with arthritis!! 😂 But I have to admit, I miss the physical attributes of beautiful books. ♥️ 📚 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @gradcat thank you!! And you have a point!! 8mo
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LMJenkins
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Two of my favorite things. 😜

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Pamwurtzler
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Tuckernuck Island, off Nantucket, is one remote place. I think I need hot water and reliable plumbing. What was reliable was this Elin Hilderbrand story, which was beach reading at its best (even in snowy January). #LitsyAtoZ #LetterI #ReadingUSA2019 #Massachusetts

Kaye Thanks for the tag and good job on completing Massachusetts 👍🏼 13mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag, I‘m looking forward to your reads and will tag you too - although I‘ll probably won‘t go very fast! 13mo
Librarybelle Terrific! 13mo
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ReadingMeagan
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My second Elin Hiderbrand. I liked it, a good summer read. I have read a couple of books in a row that take place on Nantucket or one of the other islands near it. It seems like a very different place compared to the lakes where I have summered in Canada.

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C.Perone
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Nothing says #FickleHeart like an abruptly broken engagement. And the best way to come to terms with is to hole-up with your womenfolk💜💜 My favorite Elin Hilderbrand of all!

#AdelesMayMashUp Day8

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!!! 2y
tammysue Yes!! 😍 2y
vkois88 I need to read some of hers. I always hear wonderful things 2y
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C.Perone @vkois88 This would be a good one to start with or 2y
vkois88 Thank you! I will look into them 2y
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Samplergal
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A solid 4 stars. Typical of all her books, it was a great little escape read. A beach book supreme!

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Purrfectpages
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Samplergal
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I‘m going to try and finish this during my week. I read what I‘m in the mood for. And I‘m in the mood for a beach vacay.

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Marianna_Reads
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“Perfect happiness existed, but perhaps only in small increments.” -The Island, Elin Hilderbrand
#beachreadawayfromthebeach #sundaymorning

ReadingSusan I feel like that‘s a perfect quote for this photo. Yummy! 2y
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litmuggle
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Reading on the way to take the kids to the local carnival and I love this book but I have to say so far I'm 100 pgs in and Birdie pisses me off. I think she puts one of her kids first and not just because of the drama going on. You don't screw one kids felling over for another.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#idlivethere
Tuckernuck Island off the coast of Nantucket ☺️

#backtoreading

BibliophileMomma Oh yes a good place I'd live too! 2y
litmuggle I just bought this one 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @litmuggle I love her books!! Just light, breezy reads! 💛 2y
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peaknit
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#ocean #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads Slim pickings for my ocean books today, ocean makes me think beach reads (and of course Elin Hilderbrand) and vacation, those books often make it to the beach but never make it back home. ☺️🌴

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books ❤️🏝 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#beachreads
Great books for the beach!!
#splashintosummerreads

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Purrfectpages
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This picture just calms me.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this ❤️💕 3y
Felso I just want to jump in! My two favorite things, reading and the ocean. 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Some great books that make me think of the beach and sun! 😊🌞#bookandsun
#slashintosummerreads

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ErinC
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For #setbythesea day I had to go with one of my favorite "summer" authors - Elin Hilderbrand. I own most of her books and I think I love them so much since most of the time I'm stuck in landlocked Iowa/Nebraska. #somethingforsept #septemberphotochallenge @RealLifeReading

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