Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fine Print: The Identicals

With beach reading season right around the corner, I'm excited to introduce a new series: Fine Print, a series that will highlight some of my must-reads. I have always loved reading, but I'm the first to admit that it has taken a backseat since I graduated college. But during the summer months, I always fly through books because that's my favorite past time when sitting by the pool or on the beach! 

Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors, so it's no surprise that I loved this book. I picked it up in the airport when my mom and I were on our way home from Coterie and I couldn't put it down. What I love about Elin Hilerbrand's writing is that it's easy to read but also involves complex storylines that keep you hooked.

The Identicals follows two sisters who have led separate adult lives despite being identical twins. With two completely different personalities, the sisters had a "Parent Trap-like" separation: in the wake of a divorce, one teenager stayed on Nantucket with mom while the other went with dad to Martha's Vineyard. The settings are juxtaposed against each other just like the lives each woman lives, and flashbacks finally give way to a tragedy that truly tore the sisters apart. It's a story of complicated familial relationships, finding love, and navigating the complexity of adulthood. 

It's a book I would read again, for sure, and just another in my EH collection.

A few other good reads as of late:
  • Lies & Other Acts of Love - Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Silver Girls - Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Rumor - Elin Hilderbrand
  • Everyone Worth Knowing - Lauren Weisberger

A few on my next-read list:
  • The Secret to Southern Charm - Kristy Woodson Harvey (we're having a book signing with her this spring at ZIA!)
  • The Perfect Couple - Elin Hilderbrand (can you tell who my favorite author is)
  • Georgia Bottoms - Mark Childress (this seems like a fun beach read)
  • The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

Does anyone have any great book recommendations? Always looking to add to my list!
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