The Island

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.23 hours)
Product Number: Z100019481
Released: Jul 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781607885504
Narrator/s: Denice Hicks
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Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess' lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut backyard 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 thirty 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. It's a summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell, filled with the heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made her bestselling novels as much a part of summer as a long afternoon on a sunny beach.

Author(s): Elin Hilderbrand
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2010


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The Island
Product Number: BX00046254
Product Number:DD136
Product Number:Z100019481

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Author(s): Elin Hilderbrand
Product Number DD136
Released: Jul 14, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781609412685
Author(s): Elin Hilderbrand
Product Number EB00282564
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
ISBN: #9780316165372

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"Four women spend a month on Tuckernuck Island (just off Nantucket) with no electricity, hot water, or telephones. But there IS one hot man--Barrett Lee, a local handyman. Denice Hicks portrays the women in a bright, cheerful voice as they work through the bumps in their lives. Recently divorced, Birdie Cousins, the rock of the family, nurtures her older daughter, Chess, whose former fiance died just days after she broke off their engagement. Chess's sister, Tate, a computer software engineer extraordinaire, has a serious crush on the handyman. Birdie's widowed sister, India, a free spirit, agrees to help heal Chess's broken heart and find balance in her own life. Hicks narrates the ups and downs in the women's lives as they seek quiet days, healing, bonding, and friendship--the perfect formula for a summer romance. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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