Review of Our Place on the Island
Three generations of women gather at their home in Martha’s Vineyard for this heartwarming story. The home - Beech House - has been in their family for generations and they are gathering one more time to celebrate the wedding of Cora, the matriarch. Cora and her daughter Hedy have a tempestuous relationship and Hedy’s daughter Mickey has always been closest to Cora. As the women reconcile with the changes in their lives and the changes yet to come they each gain a greater understanding of one another. Secrets slowly come to light during the book and attitudes change. This is an uplifting story set in an idyllic setting. If you like a character driven plot this one is for you. From the mouthwatering recipes to the beautiful landscape and the various interesting characters you will find this is a perfect summer read.