Shelfari edited the description of The Island Tuesday, December 29, 2009.
From New York Times bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, a new novel set on Tuckernuck, a tiny island off the coast of Nantucket. Four women-a mother, her sister, two grown daughters-head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations. Praise for A Summer Affair: "Hilderbrand's seventh is voyeuristic fun."- People "A star-crossed love affair; a former rock star; a high-stakes benefit gala; plenty of steam."- Redbook ("7 Great Summer Reads" - June 2008) "Claire's a great character."- Entertainment Weekly "This story of one woman's midlife crisis is an emotional and heartfelt journey. It's a captivating tale of heartache, happiness, confusion and love."- Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine "A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere."- Booklist "Claire's walk on the dark side is pure voyeuristic fun...A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun and scandal."- Kirkus Reviews "Characters are as complex and fragile as glassblowing artist Claire's creations in Hilderbrand's latest Nantucket tale....this mom-lit novel stand(s) out from the pack."- Library Journal "Hilderbrand keeps a lot of balls in the air....<and> keeps readers entertained."- Publishers Weekly