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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
July 6
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Cistonie ,

Yes!! Read it!

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.

Moody McCall ,

The island

Loved it - great relationships,great setting,great characters. There is something about the roots of a family and the unchanging comfort of a place called "home" that can heal all hurt and provide a cocoon of safety to allow one to work through life's dilemma. What a blessing to be able to go back to that place.

Tmhav ,

The island

Couldn't put it down! Amazingly woven tale of love heartache and family...

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