Islands

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Zondervan, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
6 Reviews

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: Islands

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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
33
Section 4
59
Section 5
122
Section 6
153
Section 7
182
Section 8
215
Section 17
445
Section 18
467
Section 19
470
Section 20
471
Section 21
472
Section 22
473
Section 23
474
Section 24
477

Section 9
247
Section 10
262
Section 11
283
Section 12
325
Section 13
345
Section 14
377
Section 15
395
Section 16
417
Section 25
478
Section 26
480
Section 27
481
Section 28
482
Section 29
483
Section 30
484
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About the author (2009)

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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