This book had me at the intriguing title. It’s also written by an author who has become a must-read for me, so it was a given that I was going to have it high on my to-be-read list.
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island is an interesting, charming story with plenty of endearing characters. Frick Island was a wonderful setting. It was like stepping back in time, back to a simpler but hard-working lifestyle that didn’t include a lot of the technology or gadgets that we enjoy on a daily basis.
I could visualize every detail and every one of the inhabitants. I loved the close-knit community feel. The Frick Islanders were well-meaning, nosey neighbors who didn’t completely trust outsiders or people who tried to tell them the best way to manage their island home. The characters were colorful, witty, loyal, and set in their ways, and I adored them.
Piper Parrish was going through a difficult time since her husband’s boat capsized and he was presumed dead. Presumed dead except by Piper. She carried on as if he were still with her, living their life together as if nothing had happened, and the other islanders went right along with it. As I mentioned, they were a loyal bunch of people who cared greatly about their own, and so they went right along with Piper’s delusions, because, well, what else were they supposed to do? Again, I loved their hearts.
When a reporter shows up on the island to cover an annual event, the islanders are more than a little curious and on edge. They become even more bothered by the fact that he keeps coming back to Frick Island and infiltrating their lives and asking them too many questions.
Anders is an ambitious journalist who wants nothing more than to get the big story and drum up interest in his podcast. When he gets a tip that there’s a bigger story to be had on Frick Island, his curiosity is piqued, and he believes that this could be the break that he’s been looking for. What he doesn’t expect is to be drawn to the unknowing subject of his podcast, Piper Parrish.
Colleen Oakley knows how to write a compelling story, one that tugs at her readers’ heartstrings. I was invested in this story and its original cast of characters. This book was emotional, charming, satisfying, and it had a ton of heart. There was even a bit of mystery to the story that kept me wondering what was going to happen. While I had my own theory (which was wrong, by the way), I was more than a little interested to know how the story was all going to unfold.
I’m already looking forward to the next book by Colleen Oakley.
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