Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent
Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life
About The Author:
Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, PA, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her seven previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.
I have heard that Hilderbrand's book are a great read, so when I had the opportunity to read her latest release, The Castaways, I jumped at the chance. It was a good read but very different. Each chapter is written from the perspective of each of the characters and the book bounces back and forth between them all. This was initially a little annoying but once you get used to it, you actually end up really getting into the story.
As each chapter is read, you learn more about each of the characters, as well as Tess and Greg. You learn what makes them tick, about their daily lives, affairs, and ultimately some pretty big secrets. The book has two main storylines...the deaths of Greg and Tess, and how the remaining six people deal with the deaths. Though I don't approve of scentationalizing extra-marital affairs, this book shows the consequences that come of them. The book follows the journey of love, love lost, death, forgiveness and moving on from the past.
As a result, you will read a well developed and written book, that will keep you intrigued for hours! It is a great summer read, although a little deep for "beach reading" in my opinion, but great for a road trip or reading with a glass of iced tea on your deck during vacation! I will definitely be looking to read more of Hilderbrand's writing.
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