Friday, July 10, 2009

Tour Stop~ The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

About the book:

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.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 7, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316043893
ISBN-13: 978-0316043892

About the author:

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket. She is the author of ten novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

my thoughts:

I read the first 3 pages and had to put the book down. I'm so glad I picked it back up! This story is narrated by 6 different people, taking turns with each chapter. At first I found it odd and a little hard to deal with, but the flow of the book was great and I never thought “Wait, what just happened to…”? So it didn’t take long to get into the book.

The Castaways are a group that I wouldn't mind visiting again in a couple of years to see where they are, how the kids are doing. The Castaways made me long for a close knit group of friends, that you can turn to for anything.

Like so many of the books I've reviewed lately, I have not read Ms. Hilderbrands work before but I am looking forward to reading more in the future!

my suggestion:
If I were to buy one new book, by an author I hadn't read before, this would be the one I would buy. And Elin Hilderbrand has made it on my list of authors to rush out and buy!!!


Elizabeth said...

My favorite Elin Hilderbrand is The Blue Bistro.

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