The Identicals

The Identicals

A Novel

Paperback - 2017
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Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.

Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking.

Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart.

Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion.

One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever.

After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives--to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.

Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316441452
Branch Call Number: FIC HIL
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 24 cm

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Moncor
Dec 04, 2017

I have a new least favourite Elin Hilderbrand book, and this is it, unfortunately. It was trying so hard to be relevant and contemporary that it failed miserably. There were so many parts where I literally rolled my eyes or cringed with second hand embarrassment at how lame and dorky some of the dialogue was. The writing was choppy and the story dull. The only reason I finished it was because by the time the actual story really started I was halfway through the book, so I figured I might as well finish it in case it had a great ending. Spoiler alert: it doesn't.

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matcat44
Nov 04, 2017

Just not interested.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Nov 01, 2017

Elin Hilderbrand disappointed me with The Identicals.

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lubish
Oct 20, 2017

I was disappointed in this book. I expected so much more from one of my favorite authors.

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ailenemc
Oct 04, 2017

Extremely Unlikeable people making bad decisions; not at all what I expected. Very disappointed.

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geniegu859
Sep 15, 2017

Identical twins are as different as night and day in their upbringing, their attitude, and lifestyle. The conflict between them has resulted in ten years separation despite living only 11 miles apart. What happens when their father dies brings about a clash between the two with mother and rebellious 16 year old granddaughter caught in the middle. Great summer read with the inevitable happy ending.

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alicat8301
Aug 26, 2017

I was excited to see a new book coming out from one of my favorite authors. I wasn't so excited when I started reading it. It seems like Elin's writing has changed and not for the better. I hope her future books aren't written in the same tone as this one.

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pktab
Aug 08, 2017

This is an "ok" book. I just don't think this author's books are as good as they used to be.

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writermala
Jul 30, 2017

As a twin herself, Elin Hildebrand, has a great perspective on writing a story which involves the unique relationship between twins. Harper, and Tabitha however, are portrayed in a combative role.
Harper lives most of her life in Martha's Vineyard with her father after the divorce of their parents, while Tabitha lives in Nantucket with her mother.
The plot revolves around the disparity in personality traits between the twins and their relationships.
There are lots of twists and turns in the story. Will it be a happy ending for all? Reading the book is a great way to find the answer.

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caj1222204441801
Jul 24, 2017

A cute summer read. About a set of twins who were split up when parents divorced. Death of their father puts a strain on everyone but has an interesting ending.

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