Islands LP

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HarperCollins, Apr 6, 2004 - Fiction - 592 pages
17 Reviews

Anny Butler is a caretaker, first for her own brothers and sisters, and then as a director of an agency devoted to the welfare of children. What she has never had is a real family. That changed when she met and married Lewis Aiken, an exuberant surgeon fifteen years older than Anny. When they marry, she finds her family -- a group of Charleston childhood friends who are inseparable, who are one another's surrogate family. They are called the Scrubs, andthey all, in some way, have the common cord of family.Upon meeting them at the old beach house on Sullivans Island, which they co-own, Anny knows that she has found a home. They vow, when the time comes, to find a place where they can live together by the sea.

When bad things begin to happen -- a hurricane, a fire -- the remaining Scrubs cling together. They are watched over and bolstered by Camilla Curry, the heart and core of their group. Annyherself allows Camilla to enfold and to care for her. It is the first time she has felt this kind of love and support. They move to a newisland retreat, the beginning of their long-awaited life together, andAnny must learn that some loves carry a secret and terrible price.

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User Review  - Kw - Goodreads

I loved it. The prose is simply flawless as it soothes and sparkles and shines and just makes me feel good. I enjoyed the story, was astonished at the surprise ending, and feel as if I've OD'd on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Thompson - Goodreads

Not a lot seems to happen in this book at a first glance, but if you follow the flow you'll see that it is a very real book, a very true to life story. The big action comes at the very end, but what ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Anne Rivers Siddons's bestselling novels include Nora, Nora; Sweetwater Creek; Islands; and Fox's Earth. She is also the author of the nonfiction work John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. She and her husband divide their time between Charleston, South Carolina, and Brooklin, Maine.

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