Blog + Instagram Tour: The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore

7:30 AM

Did someone say SUMMER READING? Looking for your next new favourite to take to the beach?

About The Islanders
• Hardcover: 432 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (June 11, 2019)
“One of my own favorite writers.” –Elin Hilderbrand
J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine meets the works of Elin Hilderbrand in this delicious summer read involving three strangers, one island, and a season packed with unexpected romance, well-meaning lies, and damaging secrets.
Anthony Puckett was a rising literary star. The son of an uber-famous thriller writer, Anthony’s debut novel spent two years on the bestseller list and won the adoration of critics. But something went very wrong with his second work. Now Anthony’s borrowing an old college’s friend’s crumbling beach house on Block Island in the hopes that solitude will help him get back to the person he used to be.
Joy Sousa owns and runs Block Island’s beloved whoopie pie café. She came to this quiet space eleven years ago, newly divorced and with a young daughter, and built a life for them here. To her customers and friends, Joy is a model of independence, hard-working and happy. And mostly she is. But this summer she’s thrown off balance. A food truck from a famous New York City brand is roving around the island, selling goodies—and threatening her business.
Lu Trusdale is spending the summer on her in-laws’ dime, living on Block Island with her two young sons while her surgeon husband commutes to the mainland hospital. When Lu’s second son was born, she and her husband made a deal: he’d work and she’d quit her corporate law job to stay home with the boys. But a few years ago, Lu quietly began working on a private project that has becoming increasingly demanding on her time. Torn between her work and home, she’s beginning to question that deal she made.
Over the twelve short weeks of summer, these three strangers will meet and grow close, will share secrets and bury lies. And as the promise of June turns into the chilly nights of August, the truth will come out, forcing each of them to decide what they value most, and what they are willing to give up to keep it.

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The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore
Rating: ★★★★☆ 
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for participating in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. 
Another summer day, another engrossing summery read. The Islanders delivers in every way and Meg Mitchell Moore is officially on my radar. This is more than just an airy, light, perfect for summer read. Meg Mitchell Moore devotes time to developing her characters and makes sure they're compelling, complex and full of life.

Meg Mitchell Moore's writing is just gorgeous and I loved the rotating point of view almost as much as the setting. The real shining star of the story is not merely the summery setting or airy prose, it's the flawed characteristics in each of the characters. As they navigate their day to day lives, we see the differences between each other and the growth that has yet to come. And what brings their lives together.

Further, I found the entire plotline, from start to conclusion, to be perfectly paced and well thought out. Meg Mitchell Moore doesn't leave the readers feeling unsatisfied by the final chapters and ties things up quite beautifully. The story never struggles with a bleak, ordinary tone despite the story and its characters being remarkably normal--the prose of The Islanders makes it smooth and the character's make it extraordinary.

Which goes without saying--what captivated me most were the characters and their development.

What drove the plotlines home were these three--Lu, Anthony and Joy--and I found myself loving each of them in different ways. I really did feel like we were a part of their lives and as if they were people I'd known for years. When you can't connect with a story via the characters, it makes reading complicated--Meg Mitchell Moore never suffers this fate.

If you're looking for something relatable, but still complex, The Islanders is a definite must-read for you this summer. Or year round, really.

There's a little something for everyone in this true-to-life The Islanders.

About Meg Mitchell Moore 

Meg Mitchell Moore works as a non-fiction writer in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three young daughters.
Find out more about Meg at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

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