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It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women - two sisters and one friend - make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt.

They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures.

©2008 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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  • 21-05-2019

One of my favorite authors, least favorite book

Unfortunately the characters are shallow they treat each other poorly there's cheating lies and scandal and worst of all is the audio voice she does a terrible child a worse Australian and the worst pronunciation of Jaeger meister.

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  • 04-08-2016

She Said, He Said, She...

Fairly good story and the reader was really, really good!
The thing that drove me nuts was short sentences in conversations followed or led by 'He/She said,' ....

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  • Terri
  • 08-03-2011

couldn't get into it

The reader's voice is difficult to overcome. Couldn't get into the story. Found it false, but may be marred by the reader

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  • 26-09-2019

He said, she said

This is the second book that I have read by Ellen Hildebrand hoping that it would be different than the first one, however it was the same. She ends every sentence with either he said or she said. Even when the conversation is between two people and you know exactly who is speaking thanks to the narrator, it still ends with either she said or he said. I found it so distracting that i just can’t get through the book at all. The story sounds like it may be really good but it’s so distracting I didn’t get past chapter 1.

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  • Angie Hayes
  • 15-06-2017

beautiful

Narrator was amazing!

Story was well written. Light hearted and beautiful. Real life issues brought to the surface and how they all get through it together. Summer read!

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