The Island - Elin Hilderbrand

The Island

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 1,421 Ratings)


A summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises.

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.


  • Yes!! Read it!

    By Cistonie
    I liked this book. Elin Hilderbrand gets a bad rap for being “Danielle Steelesque” but she has a pretty good insight into the trials and tribulations of upper middle class white women. I actually enjoyed it. I’ve read several of her books and loved them all. Some of her lines and insights are spot on and they keep me coming back for more.
  • School dsta shouldn’twzs

    By John Pires
    Y’all yes I e uw dhdsshf
  • Doesn’t work

    By Toryj8
    I bought this book and haven’t been able to open it. It will not open!!! I’ve purchased other books on my phone since and they work fine. Was looking forward to reading so want a fix but if not I want a refund.
  • Reader

    By Schmegz01
    What a perfect book!! Couldn't put it down if I wanted to! I never really enjoyed reading until I got ahold of Elin Hilderbrand's books!!
  • Just a way to make a paycheck

    By Kittyusa2015
    Don't bother to read this, it is not writing, just a way to make a paycheck
  • So good!!!

    By Jojeaux711
    This was such a good book!! I actually found myself highlighting parts of it!! Fell in love with all the main characters & left me wanting more!!!!!!!
  • Wonderful book

    By WooOui
    Great unexpected read..
  • Predictable, but fun!

    By sskova
    An entertaining beach read! Fun in the sun...
  • Good, not great.

    By Seoehmler
    I wasn't really into the characters until I was 3/4 of the way through the book. And I wish a bit more had been done with the ending. Overall good book.
  • Good

    By Buffnpolish
    I liked it.