Apr 10, 2013

A to Z - The Island

Welcome to A to Z! This year, I'm highlighting women's fiction books (and probably instilling a decent amount of cover love in the process).

I is for The Island by Elin Hilderbrand.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

Confession - again.  I haven't read her books yet. They are creeping up my to read list, but as the author of 11 novels, there surely isn't a women's fiction list that would be complete without including Hilderbrand. 

Have you read any of Hilderbrand's books? Do you have a favorite or one you can't wait to read?


S.P. Bowers said...

Haven't read it but it looks interesting. I'll have to add it to the list.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read one of her books but will certainly look out for one.
Seems like a very talented writer.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Yes, I have cover love. I love the simplicity of it!

Jai said...

I haven't read her books but it does sound interesting.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I haven't but it sound like a fun read.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It's not my genre, but it sounds interesting.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like a poolside read to me. Sigh...you've had another book to my list.