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The islanders : a novel (edició 2019)

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"One of my own favorite writers." -Elin Hilderbrand Named a Best Beach Read of Summer by Vulture, PureWow, She Reads and Women.com 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.… (més)
Membre:MeaseLife
Títol:The islanders : a novel
Autors:Meg Mitchell Moore
Informació:New York : William Morrow, 2019.
Col·leccions:Fiction - Regular Print, La teva biblioteca
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Etiquetes:fiction, three strangers, summer season, Block Island, well-meaning lies, damaging secrets

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The Islanders de Meg Mitchell Moore

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This book reads like a very good Hallmark Channel movie script. The story revolves around a man (writer) who goes to Block Island to find himself. The other two characters are a divorced woman who runs a catering business and a married woman whose husband is gone a lot as he practices medicine on the mainland. This woman has a secret food blog unknown to her husband. There are many other characters needed to move the plot. If troubled romances are your thing, you will eat this up. ( )
  muddyboy | Jul 24, 2021 |
The Islanders: A Novel by Meg Mitchell Moore

June 11, 2019
Kindle edition
William Morrow
432 pages
Rating: 4/5

I received this digital Kindle copy from GoodReads Giveaway and William Murrow Publishing in exchange for an unbiased review.

The lives of three people converge one summer to form an unexpected circle of support and friendship in the small community on Block Island.

The story alternates between the main characters: Anthony Puckett, Joy Sousa and Lu Trusdale and their lives living on touristy Block Island.

Anthony Puckett is a disgraced author looking for refuge from the publicity following accusations of plagiarism. He offers to house sit for his friend Ryan Fitzsimmons who needs someone to care for his elderly uncle’s house while he is away. Anthony hopes that distance from his estranged wife, Cassie, who he discovers is involved with her art dealer, Glenn Manning. He regrets his actions which have ousted him from the literary community. His only request is for contact with his son, Max, who Cassie uses as a pawn to manipulate him.

Anthony receives support and encouragement from his mother Dorothy who makes excuses for his father’s disappointment in him. Anthony followed his father’s footsteps in becoming an author. Leonard Puckett is a widely known author and is embarrassed by his son’s failing career. Meanwhile, Shelly Salazar, his publicist, continually calls to encourage him to continue writing.

Joy Sousa is a single mother to Maggie, a 13 year old with a blossoming desire for independence. He ex husband Dustin has since remarried to Sandy and have a 2 yo named Tiki. Maggie alternates spending time at home with her mother and visiting her father when she isn’t working for her mother or babysitting for Lu. Joy is proud that she was able to recover and now thrive post her divorce. She owns and runs Joy Bomb which specializes in whoopie pies. She is looking forward to a productive summer season until a traveling French patisserie settles nearby. She finds consolation with her best friend Holly Baxter and trying new recipes she discovers on dinnerbydad blog written by a stay at home dad, Leo.

Lu Trusdale is presently a stay at home mother of 2 sons, Chase and Sebastian. She worked as a trial attorney before she and Jeremy, an oncologist, had children. Jeremy is heavily influenced by his mother, Nancy, who enjoys showing up unexpectedly for a visit. She feels entitled the liberty since she encourages them to spend the summer in the family home. Lu has been feeling constrained and bored of being a stay at home mom now that her boys are in school. Spending the summer at her in-laws home is more stifling than she prefers. It’s difficult for her to express her desire to feel productive as Jeremy is often away for several days working at a hospital off the island. She has found solace in blogging under the alias of dinnerbydad, pretending to be Leo, a faithful stay at home husband who always makes time to serve fresh delicious meals for his family. She is grateful for her new summer neighbor, Anthony, who saves her son from drowning. Lu eventually hires Maggie to babysit for her while she concentrated on her blog which has a mass following and paid sponsors. She discovers a confidante is Anthony the unassuming neighbor and shares her new recipes with him.

Over the course of the summer, each finds their purpose and happiness by taking risks. The story is one of strangers who become friends and learn the valuable meaning of family, friendship and forgiveness and seconds chances.
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  marquis784 | Sep 28, 2020 |
The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore. I can’t read enough beachy books in the summer. Three strangers who are spending the summer as islanders on Block Island become friends. Each one of them have a problem or secret that needs to be addressed.
Joy Sousa owns a bakery called Joy Bombs. She is a single mother of a daughter that is going through her teenaged years and she is struggling with being a good mother. She is also having financial issues and struggling to save her business.
Anthony Puckett is a troubled writer in hiding. He is separated from his wife and missing his son. He is also somewhat estranged from his father. Anthony finds solace and comfort and maybe even love on Block Island. “He’d begun the long process of clawing himself back into humanity.”
Lu Trusdale is a stay at home mom of two young boys. Her husband is a doctor and isn’t home very much so she is left to handle everything on her own. She has a secret job that she is hiding from her husband. Will she work up the courage to tell him and if she does, will she have to give it up?
The book ends with a hurricane and everyone’s problems blow up as they all are forced to decide what and who is most important to them.
“If you want something badly enough, sometimes you just have to take a chance.”
“We’re none of us exactly who we say we are.”
This author reminds me of a mix of between Debbie Macomber and Elin Hilderbrand. Not quite as mushy as Debbie Macomber, but not quite as good as Elin Hilderbrand. ( )
  dawnlovesbooks | Jul 2, 2020 |
The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore is an charming novel which takes place on Block Island.

Author Anthony Puckett's first novel was a bestseller, but writing his next novel? Requires a herculean effort that is virtually impossible now he is married with a young son. Under immense pressure by his agent, Anthony takes a huge advance on his sophomore novel, but he is finding it difficult to put words to the pages of his work. Drinking heavily, Anthony's makes a massive error in judgment that leaves his career and marriage in tatters. After his wife kicks him out, Anthony lucks into staying rent free on Block Island.

Anthony's next door neighbor for the summer is Lu Trusdale whose husband Jeremy is a busy surgical oncologist. After giving birth to their twosons, she agrees to give up her law career in order to stay home with their children. Lu is very unhappy with their arrangement but she finds it impossible to discuss her feelings with Jeremy. She has instead undertaken a secret career that has slowly taken up much of her free time. With her resentment towards Jeremy and her sons growing, Lu has to make a choice about whether to come clean about her project and her feelings about her marriage.

Block Island resident Joy Sousa is a single mom to thirteen year old Maggie. She is also a successful business owner who relies on summer tourists to keep her afloat all year. This summer is particularly stressful since she now has unexpected competition and her once close relationship with Maggie is in peril. Joy realizes she has taken her eye off the ball when she learns startling information about her daughter that leaves her doubting herself as a mother.

Anthony's, Lu's and Joy's lives intertwine in unexpected ways over the course of the summer. Anthony and Lu form an unlikely friendship and at a crucial point in her unanticipated career, he becomes an unanticipated voice of her reason about an upcoming decision. Lu hires Maggie to help her with her sons and Joy feels threatened when her daughter and Lu become close. Joy and Anthony embark on a romance that comes to a screeching halt once she discovers the important secrets he has been keeping from her. With a summer full of changes, will Lu, Anthony and Joy embrace these unforeseen opportunities that could positively alter their lives?

The Islanders is an even-paced, engaging novel with an interesting but difficult to like cast of characters. The storyline is well-written with realistic issues for Joy, Anthony and Lu to overcome. The setting is quite idyllic and springs vibrantly to life as Joy and Maggie introduce Anthony to their favorite places on Block Island. With a bit of convenient timing and a well-placed storm, Meg Mitchell Moore wraps up the various story arcs in a very satisfying manner. Readers who do not mind a bit of drama with their beach reads are sure to enjoy this delightful novel.
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  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
I have to say I really enjoyed this book and I'm a little surprised because I know I've owned books by this author before but surprised I've never READ any yet? The characters were really likable, right or wrong, and I loved the setting of the small Block Island versus the bigger more known islands I read about all the time.I will definitely look for more by this author now. It was a good read! ( )
  mchwest | Sep 29, 2019 |
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"One of my own favorite writers." -Elin Hilderbrand Named a Best Beach Read of Summer by Vulture, PureWow, She Reads and Women.com 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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