Monday, August 30, 2010

The Island and GIVEAWAY!


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 ( 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.

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.


  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!

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

    I follow this blog.


  3. Manic Mommies unite! :-)

    Just started following via RSS!

  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!

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

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

    Subscribe via email!


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

  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~

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

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


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

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


  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

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

  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.

  15. The book sounds wonderful! would love it.


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