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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley has likeable characters and a fun premise. The island itself is a step back in time that will give you goosebumps and warm your heart. This is a story of loss, but it has a theme of hope that keeps the story upbeat.Title: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Author: Colleen Oakley
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: May 25, 2021
Sometimes all you need is one person to really see you.
Piper Parrish's life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom's crab boat capsized and his body wasn't recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper?
Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.
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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
Piper is a young widow who lost her husband to a boating accident, yet she seems to be in complete denial of his death. As Anders quickly discovers, the whole town appears to be supporting the idea that Piper’s husband is still very much alive as well. It is really sweet how this very small community of about 100 people are so tight knit and loving of one another.
❀ A Sweet Romance
Anders is a reporter who winds up on the island to cover an event, but gets swept up into discovering what happened to Piper’s husband. He is baffled as to why the whole island is acting as though the man is still alive. What starts out as some sleuthing turns into a sweet romance and an understanding about the importance of community.
❀ Ultimate Beach Bag Book
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley is a perfect book for your list if you enjoy books about small towns and big hearts. The characters are enjoyable and the story has a unique small island setting. It is the ultimate book for your beach bag this summer.