Anny Butler is a caretaker, a nurturer, 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 changes when she meets and marries Lewis Aiken, an exuberant surgeon fifteen years older than Anny. When they marry, she finds her family—not a traditional one, but a group of Charleston childhood friends who are inseparable, who are one another's surrogate family. They are called the Scrubs, and they all, in some way, have the common cord of family.
Instantly upon meeting them at the old beach house on Sullivan's Island, which they co-own, Anny knows that she has found home and family. They vow that, when the time comes, they will find a place where they can live together by the sea.
Bad things begin to happen—a hurricane, a fire, deaths—but still the remaining Scrubs cling together. They are watched over and bolstered by Camilla Curry, the heart and core of their group, always the healer. Anny herself allows Camilla to enfold and to care for her. It is the first time she has felt this kind of love and support.
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Review: IslandsUser 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
Review: IslandsUser 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