Beach Book Review – The Identicals

Song of the Day:  Old Cape Cod – Bette Midler  


The IdenticalsThe Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The perfect peace of beach fluff – be prepared to sink your toes in the sand and emerge four hours later wishing you lived on Nantucket – and don’t forget the sunscreen. It is an annual summer tradition for me to read her latest book and this one did not disappoint. Although I wasn’t sure after the first few chapters that I was going to stick around for the rest of the summer….er book. The same old (bed-hopping, drinking, (even worse) drinking while driving, piss-poor parent (her words) whose uncontrollable 16year old teenager is doing the same) character grows stale after a few books…..but then the story got more interesting when they switched islands and lives……I’m not sure if this kind of book would be as appealing if the setting wasn’t Nantucket/Martha’sVineyard, as I am currently obsessed with that part of the world, having recently read Susan Branch’s wonderful book…..Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams. And of course there are plenty of family dynamics and hot romances all destined to work out in the end, because hey – it’s beach fluff and when you pack up at the end of a long day at the beach you want to leave things nice and tidy.   (see link to Goodreads reviews below)


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