The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley @OakleyColleen @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #blogblitz #blogger #bookreview #blogtour

Kaceey’s Review:

Well if you are looking for a heartwarming read that will wrap itself around your heart… look no further. You have found it right here with this gem of a read.

Piper Parrish grew up in a quaint community off Chesapeake Bay known as Frick island. No internet, no alcohol. A place where everyone knows each other.  

Piper has lost her husband, to a boating accident, at a very young age. He was her life. All she knew. She is trying to put one foot in front of the other but is failing. Until one morning she wakes to see her husband Tom in bed with her. Piper is beyond the moon that Tom is home. Only no one else can see Tom except Piper. But the town loves their own and supports Piper in her beliefs that Tom is right there at her side.  

Anders Caldwell is an up-and-coming reporter. He is assigned to cover the cake walk on Frick Island. When he meets Piper he is instantly smitten. But is struggling to understand her belief that Tom is alive and even more strange… that the town is going along with it!

Everybody grieves in their own way.

I loved every character in this book

Piper was so endearing. You could see why her fellow islanders loved her so much that they went along with her beliefs.

Anders was so quirky. A lost boy who could take whatever the locals dished out to him.

There is laughter as well as tears. It’s a book that covers all the feels and leaves you with a smile on your face when you reach the end.

A buddy read with Susanne that we both enjoyed.

Thank you to Stephanie Felty, Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley.

Susanne’s Review:

Sweet, Enchanting, and utterly Mesmerizing.

Oh, how I loved “The Invisible Husband of Frick Island!”  What a sweet, captivating novel about extremely lovable unforgettable characters you can’t help but root for.

So unprepared was I, for how the characters of Piper Parrish and Anders Caldwell would steal my heart! 

Piper Parrish lives on Frick Island, a tiny little island off of Chesapeake Bay. Frick Island is extraordinary, a charming, whimsical place where all of the townsfolks know and are invested in each other. There is no cell reception and almost no internet except for extremely slow dial-up in one of the town’s local shops.  Technology is something these folks are not addicted to and the idea of it is absolutely refreshing.  

Piper is happily married to her High School sweetheart Tom, a Waterman who loves the water, adores to read, and loves his wife desperately. Sadly, one day after going out on the water, Tom goes missing – his boat is found but he is not. Piper is devastated and almost can’t go on, until one day, something strange happens. She suddenly starts living her life as if Tom were by her side, talking to him, going out for walks with him, and going out to eat with him.  Soon, everyone in the village is going along with it, yet no one discusses it. 

Anders Caldwell is a reporter at a small-town paper in Maryland, sent to Frick Island to cover a story.  While there, he becomes fascinated by the town and its inhabitants.  In his spare time, Anders runs a Podcast and soon realizes that there is a story there.  A new podcast emerges entitled “What the Frick?” which leads Anders to spend every weekend on the Island, becoming a local.

Adorably sweet and simply charming, “The Invisible Husband of Frick Island” is character-driven fiction that made me smile and yes, made tears fall as well.  I adored the character of Anders, whose kindness, generosity and understanding swept me away.  

This was a charming buddy read with Kaceey.

A huge thank you Stephanie Felty at Berkley Publishing Group (via NetGalley) for the arc.  #blogblitz #blogger #bookreviewer

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