If you are looking for a nice, quiet, family story then you cannot go wrong with this novel. The Island is the story of the Cousins women: Birdie, the mom, newly divorced and the rock of the family. Chess, the beautiful, talented youngest daughter who is going through a major crisis, and Tate, the oldest daughter who is independent but looking for love. They all, plus Aunt India, need a break from life in general. And what better place to do that than the old family home on Tucknernut, a small island off of Nantucket. On Tuckernut, there is no television, no radio, no Internet, and no cell phone service. The women will have 30 days of sand, surf, and each other – perfect solitude. But is that really what they need?
Read-alike author: Nancy Thayer