Monday, August 30, 2010

The Island and GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis



From New York Times bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, a new novel set on Tuckernuck, a tiny island off the coast of Nantucket.


Four women-a mother, her sister, two grown daughters-head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations.


My Review: This is a perfect summer read. I liked the characters, especially Tate and Garrett. I could picture myself at the house and on the beach of Tuckernuck. I enjoyed the story and how the past and present was weaved together. I would recommend this book, any time of year, not just as a summer read!


I listened to this book on my ipod and honestly, I didn’t care for the narrator. I felt the voice was very “whiny.” I was fortunate to receive this book from the Manic Mommies book club (www.manicmommies.com). When I was in the car, I would listen to the book, but at night, would read the book. I truly enjoyed this book better then the audio. As part of the MMBC, we had the honor of talking with Elin Hilderbrant for a approximately 40 minutes. Feel free to listen to what Elin has to say regarding the Island and more.   Also, we are discussing the book online.

http://manicmommiesbookclub.blogspot.com/

I am giving away a copy of The Island by Elin Hilderbrant (US and Canada residents only, please).  All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment with an email address (email address {at}internet provider {dot}com).  The giveaway will close September 6, 2010 at midnight.  Good luck everyone.
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15 comments:

  1. Hello,
    As a fellow Manic Mommie, I am interested in the book. If I win the giveaway, I will be happy to provide my address (just don't feel comfortable leaving it in a comment area). Have a great week!
    Cyrena

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  2. I really would to read this book, I love Nantucket and the area around it. Please enter me.

    I follow this blog.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Manic Mommies unite! :-)

    Just started following via RSS!

    mrs.dmees@gmail.com

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  4. I hate that feeling of walking into a bookstore and not having a clue what I want to read or what to look for. Sometimes I get hooked on a specific authhor and end up waiting around for his or new next title instead of venturing out. So glad to have your blog with reliable recommendations to keep me entertained!

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  5. I subscribe on Google reader. I would like to read this book. Thanks!

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  6. This book sounds so good, and I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

    Subscribe via email!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  7. If only I had more time to read, scrap, and shop - life would be so grand! Please enter me. Thanks!

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  8. I'd love to read it too - I always make time to read at bed just a little bit, it relaxes me! I'm passing on your blog info to others~

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  9. I have heard great things about this book! And I love reading blogs!

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  10. I look forward to reading your blog. Please enter me in your book giveaway.

    Thanks,
    Laura@boneplate.com

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  11. I just finished The Castaways by the same author and loved it! I would LOVE to read The Island as a follow up.

    Hirten@att.net.

    I am glad to see your blog. I am always looking for book suggestions.

    Aimee

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  12. Looking foward to reading your blog and getting more ideas on what to read next.

    I've heard good things about the island -- if I win, you can reach me at megd@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love to read this book. I am listening to the audiobook "Barefoot" by this auther and it's really good.
    wendimohr@hotmail.com

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  14. No need to enter me-- I've already read the book! I also enjoyed it. If you haven't read The Castaways (same author), make sure you put it on your list-- I'm not sure if I liked it or The Island more.

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  15. The book sounds wonderful! would love it.
    bkirsh@gmail.com

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