The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for gifting me a copy of The Invisible Husband of Frick Island! {partner}

Genre: Romance

Trope: Soul mate? 

Author: Colleen Oakley

Pub Date: 5.25.21

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

“Living, in itself, is a risk, with only one guaranteed outcome. And we get up each day, and we make our toast and kiss our spouses or kids for parents or cats or dogs and go to work or school and come home to yet another pile of laundry. We do all of these things with no guarantee that we’ll make it through the day. See the sun come up the next morning.”

It’s no secret that this has been one of my most anticipated releases for 2021. I read the synopsis last year, added it to my wishlist, and counted down the minutes until its release. I loved this book. But I loved it for different reasons than I thought would — it was not what I anticipated but I still savored the storyline. 

🏝 Small seaside town (or really island town)

🤩 Wasn’t only a romance

🌎 Drew attention to global warming & its impacts on our coasts/island

💚 Mental Health

🤣 Laugh-out-Loud moments

💔 Heartfelt moments

💪🏼 An ending that I appreciated

The entire time I read Frick Island, I kept thinking about how I would love to live in a small town like this, and I wish a place like this existed. Then I read the author’s note that said she based this book on a small island called Smith Island – she thanked the island for allowing her to visit to research the book and also for their generosity and delicious Smith Island Cake… say what?? Cake? So I looked it up and sure enough Smith Island cake. Now, how could I resist trying to recreate this cake for my review?

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