Friday, May 27, 2011

Book of the day: "The Castaways"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"The Castaways" by Elin Hilderbrand:
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed. (Summary courtesy of Elin Hilderbrand's Nantucket.)



Melissa P:
I just discovered Elin’s books this past summer on a trip to Cape Cod and Nantucket. I can’t believe I have missing out on her all this time! There was scandal, love, loss, and transformation in this book and I finished it quickly. See my review for more details.

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18 comments:

Jencey said...

I read my first Elin Hilderbrand last summer. I feel she is the perfect author to read in the summer time.

shazjera said...

I hadn't heard of Nantucket until Jane Green's Beach House was book of the day.

This read looks quite 'deep' and is one I would enjoy. I enjoyed reading your review.

Thank you!

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S.Sabia said...

I have been reading Elin Hilderbrand's book for four or five years now but I haven't read this one yet. I love her books though, no matter what time of year it is when I read one of her books it feels like summer time!
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Margaret said...

I've been wanting to read one her books actually. Looks like another good summer read!

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JessicaWaggoner said...

This sounds like a great summer read!

Tiffany said...

I have not yet read this one...
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds great. I'll add it to my TBR list.

Susan said...

I read Barefoot earlier this year and loved it. Elin is a 'must-read' author now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a good book.

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Linda Kish said...

I have this on my bookshelf. It's time I get it out to read.

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Phantom Paragrapher said...

I enjoyed this book :) One of the first reviews I did on my new blog last year lol. Im a new follower www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

buddyt said...

Elin is a new author to me so I will have to searchfor and read some reviews of her boks before considering them.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Margie said...

Sounds good!
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Jencey said...

Here is my contact information.

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Nina said...

Wow, sounds like a deep read!
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Bec said...

sounds like an intriguing read; again had not heard of this author beforehand

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Kat said...

I have not heard of this author before but the book/story sounds intriguing.

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Sarah said...

Sounds great!! I haven't read this author yet.

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