Isabel Gibson has all but perfected the art of forgetting. She’s a New Yorker now, with nothing left to tie her to Brinkley’s Island, Maine. Her parents are gone, the family bookstore is all but bankrupt, and her sister, Sophie, will probably never speak to her again.
But when a mysterious letter arrives in her mailbox, Isabel feels herself drawn to the past. After years of fighting for her independence, she dreads the thought of going back to the island. What she finds there may forever alter her path—and change everything she thought she knew about her family, her home, and herself.
I got this on KindleUnlimited since I’m the first to take advantage of any opportunity to read about anything that is related to a bookstore. This story captured my heart. In this touching story, sisters Isabel and Sophie lose their way before finding it again. The source of their conflict is the family bookstore on Brinkley’s Island in Maine. The characters were well-developed, and the charming small-town setting added to the appeal.
This was my first book by Ms. Hoffman, but not my last.