Islands LP

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HarperCollins, Apr 6, 2004 - Fiction - 592 pages
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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  - Ellen Moore - Goodreads

This was an excellent book from its picturesque descriptions of the SC Low Country to the in depth characterizations of the group of friends who called themselves The Scrubs and who had known each ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

Enjoyed the book and what a wonderful surprise ending! I would have given "Islands" 5 stars, but I don't like it when writers use God's name in vain. My goodness, I loss count of the times that I had to turn pages to avoid this profanity. It's not necessary to use these words in writing. 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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