The Castaways - Elin Hilderbrand

The Castaways

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 351 Ratings


An intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life from bestselling and beloved author Elin Hilderbrand.
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.


  • Is it asking too much for a good ending??

    By Jack_466
    The book was interesting and fun. The ending was a giant let down. Felt like I wasted my time.
  • Just started

    By Lover1545
    The beginning of the book is very interesting, but does the ending become a murder mystery or accidental??
  • Wonderful

    By Trish th Dish
    A great easy read, that allows you to escape and embrace the adventures in this charming book.
  • Just ok, a lot of run up for a "ehhh" ending

    By Spiegels mom
    Story was fair, ending was mediocre , I thought the ending should have been a little more dramatic , there was a whole lot of run up to it and then......not much., I wouldnt recommend it, but I wouldn't say don't read it. Characters were just ok, sometimes hard to follow who was who, which ones were married to each other, etc... Just 3 stars.
  • The castaway

    By Kws yen
    This book is unique in the sense that the author let you into each individual's thoughts. I love how you get the feel of how they all get to tell their story and the connection they have with one another. It's heartwarming & so humanly touching in a way that you feel connected to each characters.
  • Castaways

    By Kaththom
    Wonderful, marvelous book --read during a summer when my best friend died unexpectedly. The book was actually healing, restorative. I highly recommend it!
  • A bit confusing

    By Sweetfeet56
    I had a hard time following all of the characters in this book. It was confusion who was with who...I recently read The Island The Blue Bistro and enjoyed these books much more than The Castaways. Maybe because the book was just so sad.
  • Meh.

    By mesquared
    I was reeled by the initial bomb drop of a mystery at the very beginning, but page after page of some fairly annoying main characters, I was disappointed how it all came together in the end. I wasn't expecting a suspense thriller or anything like that, but it didn't much care for the book overall.