Friday, September 6, 2019

The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore

I read this book because reviews said it was for those who like books by Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand - and both authors are ones I enjoy.  This book didn't disappoint.

It deals with three strangers who are spending a summer on Block Island in Rhode Island.  Joy and her daughter Maggie are full time residents, Lu and her young boys are there for the summer living at the expense of their wealthy in-laws who summer there every year, and Anthony Puckett has run away to the island after making a mistake that has derailed his successful writing career.

As it's a small island it is no surprise that the paths of these three strangers cross.  And all three of them are harbouring secrets which eventually come out and impact their relationships with each other and those around them.  I don't want to give away too much so I'll just say that the story develops well and the characters are both interesting and sympathetic while still being realistic.

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