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June 20, 2019

The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

On Block Island this summer you'll find
-Ocean water the color of the Caribbean
-365 ponds (one for each day of the year)
-Ice cream, sunscreen, bikes with wicker baskets

-One famous writer hiding from a big mistake
-One bakery owner with off-island competition
-One stay-at-home mom with a secret job

Now that summer is here I find myself enjoying light beach reads. If it's about the beach, I want to give it a try. The Islanders fit my summer reading requirements perfectly. There are three main interesting characters, some mystery, some romance and lots of sand and water! Perfect!

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The Islanders
June 2019; William Morrow; 978-0062840066
audio, ebook, print (432 pages); women's fiction
The three main characters are all very different and don't know each other. As we were learning their stories, I wasn't sure how the author was going to connect them because they were strangers but she did a great job by the end.

  • Anthony as the son of a famous author had to prove his literary skills to his father. His first book was very well received and on the best-selling charts for a long time. He ran into trouble with his second book and made a big mistake and now he is hiding out on Block Island - hiding out from his agent, his publisher, his parents and his friends.
  • Joy is a baker and runs a very popular cafe on the island. She is divorced and lives with her teenage daughter. She's a hard worker trying to make ends meet but it all becomes more difficult when a new food truck comes to the island as her competition.
  • Lu is a stay at home mom. She and her husband are living on the island for the summer. He commutes to his medical duties and is often away for days. Lu had been a lawyer before she got married but her husband decided that she should stay at home with their kids. She has a secret job that could cause big problems in their marriage.

Over the twelve weeks of the summer, these three people interconnect in many ways and become a great help to each other.

This is a very well written and interesting story about three strangers who become friends. My main problem with the book is that I didn't connect with one of the characters and had a hard time seeing his point of view. But this is a beach read and you just want a light story with an interesting plot and this one fits the bill.

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About the Author

Meg Mitchell Moore works as a non-fiction writer in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three young daughters.

Find out more about Meg at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. every once in a while i like an easy to read, light story, no thinking, no deciphering or anticipating, just being happy to visit for a while.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I really want to read this one even though it's a bit longer than I like. The cover pulls me in and the story sounds interesting. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours