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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island (utgåvan 2021)

av Colleen Oakley (Författare)

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Medlem:TheGenreMinx
Titel:The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Författare:Colleen Oakley (Författare)
Info:Berkley (2021), 368 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:ARC, netgalley, read 2021, contemporary, romance, women's fiction, Domestic, family, chick-lit, Genre Minx Reviews

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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island av Colleen Oakley

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Unexpected gem!

I must admit that first up I wasn’t sure if I’d actually continue with this. What a mistake that would have been! The road not travelled would have missed out on a delightful, quirky tale with serious undertones.
Anders Caldwell, a journalist who dreams of being Clark Kent (as in super newsman) gets to cover the social activities of the community of Frick Island, in Chesapeake Bay. In that role he goes to the island for their annual Frick Island Cake Walk festival. The island is a place that does not ‘do internet.’ There’s a gaggle of interesting characters that kept me entertained, including of course Anders. This is where he meets Piper Parrish. Piper is a widow who doesn’t seem to realize she is. In fact she takes walks with her husband Tom, talks to him, cooks for him and the whole town says hello to him when they’re out together.
Anders is fascinated by the island and includes it in his podcast. His reader numbers are low, even lower if you take out his dad! When a stranger posts that Anders has “missed the biggest story out here. For a reporter you’re not very observant,” Anders is hooked. He returns to the island over the coming weeks. He becomes further interested in that the island is disappearing due to climate change. He starts a new serial in his podcast “WHAT THE FRICK? It garnishes major attention. He continues to pursue the “biggest” story. Piper becomes his draw card.
There’s some hilarious moments as Anders embeds himself into the community. He’s always missing that ferry! And those insects!
Heartwarming and heartbreaking this was one road I’m glad I travelled down.
Warm, empathetic, expressing communal love and acceptance in trying times.

A Berkley Publishing Group ARC via NetGalley
Please note: Quotes taken from an advanced reading copy maybe subject to change ( )
  eyes.2c | Jun 14, 2021 |
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island was such a unique story! There was a period of time in my life where I spent many weeks on an island off the coast of Maine and I can say that the setting of this story felt very island life authentic to me. The characters in this story also brought to memory some of the same quirky characteristics of people that I have known who were generational islanders. Which made The Invisible Husband of Frick Island endearing to me. Although, I have never met anyone who had an imaginary husband, so that was a very distinctive and memorable element to this tale.

If I could only use one word to sum up The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, charming would be the word that I would use. This story, its setting, the people, were all very charming. Anders and Piper were both unconventional characters and their initial interactions were not what one would expect. I enjoyed how Piper easily thwarted Anders wants and she did it in such a way that, even as a reader, I was just as surprised as he was when she played her hand. Too funny! As the story went on, their interactions changed and deepened but there was always something standing between them and that was the truth of matters, on both sides.

The narration of the story is told from multiple points of view and that, I found, was just tantalizing. It becomes clear that there was more going on between Piper and her husband and it causes the reader to question what was presented as fact. There had been more developing under the surface and I was kept in suspense waiting for the moment when I would know all. I came to appreciate all the characters in this story and thought that the ending was very satisfying, although, it was not what I was expecting. Overall, The Invisible Husband of Frick Island is a sweet story about love, grief, and how to live on after a world shatters. I would definitely recommend this book as a must read for 2021.

This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating. ( )
  TheGenreMinx | May 25, 2021 |
The Short of It:

This book was everything I wanted and needed in a story.

The Rest of It:

Piper Parrish lives on a tiny island in the Chesapeake Bay. She is well-loved by the island inhabitants and is overall, a very happy person. She works a few jobs and spends her days going back and forth between those obligations. But no matter how she keeps busy, she is constantly reminded of the one morning her husband Tom went out on his crab boat and never returned. The boat capsized, and his body was not found.

Anders Caldwell is a struggling journalist trying to garner a little bit of a following by hosting his own podcast and writing about local events. One such event takes him to Frick island. Frick is small, less than 100 people call the place home and it’s disappearing. Literally disappearing due to climate change and erosion. Anders decides to spend some time on the island to get the scoop but what he finds if much more interesting.

You see, Piper’s husband never returned but in her mind, he’s never left and is still by her side. The entire island goes along with it and Anders decides that this, THIS is his next big story. The story that will take his podcast to new levels and he’s not wrong.

Oh my word, what a book. I loved this book to pieces. It’s a sweet story about love, loss and moving on with your life. I could SEE these characters so clearly. Their quirkiness, their sense of humor but mostly the love they have for Piper. You could call this story a romance, but it’s so much more. It’s about community and loyalty and watching out for the ones you love. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy. It comes out this week! I highly recommend it.

For more reviews, visit my blog: Book Chatter. ( )
  tibobi | May 24, 2021 |
I received this ARC from Net Gallery. Colleen Oakley is a new author for me.
Perhaps Oakley succeeds in writing similar emotionally-fraught novels as her go-to theme in her other books, but The Invisible Husband of Frick Island didn’t engage my interest at all.

Aside from the grindingly slow plot, the account was full of characters on the island that connived to pretend that Piper, certainly a stereotype of a grieving widow, still had a husband. How bizarre was that? I couldn’t wrap my head around such an-island-wide collusion.

I didn’t feel this was a love story as much as a fantasy about island living. Unfortunately, there were too many intruding side issues brought into play to make a smooth storyline. I stalled out reading by halfway through. I don’t believe it is worth my finishing. However, if a reader wants to escape with a gentle narrative of developing friendships and some conniving islanders, this is likely good reading material for the right audience. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jan 30, 2021 |
Rating: 2.5* of five

I received a DRC of this title from the publisher. I made it 25% of the way through and just didn't care to be tediously muttered at one more minute. Flat, uninvolving prose, which is very, very much not what I expected.

I absolutely love the idea for this book, since I've spent so much of my own life grieving, and was really bitterly disappointed in the execution of the story. ( )
  richardderus | Jan 30, 2021 |
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