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The Identicals

The Identicals

A Novel


The Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller


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.

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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Contemporary Women

On Sale: June 13th 2017

Price: $26.98

ISBN-13: 9781478915799

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Meet The Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is six minutes older than her twin brother, Eric. She spent time on Martha’s Vineyard (summer 1989) before she ever discovered Nantucket (summer 1993), the island she has called home for twenty-four years. Hilderbrand is the mother of three busy teenagers (pause and consider what a miracle it is that this novel even exists). The Identicals is her nineteenth novel. Discover More

Praise

Praise for THE IDENTICALS:
"A sun-drenched treat."
Kim Hubbard, People
"Another Hilderbrand beach hit."
Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today, 10 Hot Books You Won't Want to Miss This Summer
"A fun, delightful, un-put-downable novel by the undisputed queen of the beach read."—Brenda Janowitz, Popsugar
"Reading the latest Hilderbrand novel is as big a part of my summer vacation as a late afternoon glass of wine... she does a lovely job of describing life on the island of Nantucket."
Georgea Kovanis, The Detroit Free Press
"Made-for-the-beach escapism."
Jane Henderson, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The Identicals is her best one yet. From the very start, her descriptions of life on both islands are rich and full of detail. She writes cleverly and leaves no stone unturned, thinking everything through so methodically, and her imagination is endless."
Vivian Payton, Book Reporter
"The writer's seemingly boundless inventiveness has also extended to her fresh characters and plotting in each new book...The Identicals will delight longtime readers of the novelist as it brings new fans into the tent."
Joe Meyers, CT News
"They call Nantucket native Elin Hilderbrand queen of the summer novel for a reason; the islands themselves have so much personality in these pages that it feels like very realistic escapist fiction."
Modern Mrs. Darcy
"Engaging family relationships mixed with vivid landscape descriptions create an effortless read."
Library Journal
"I was captivated. I finished it in a day...I longed to stay forever in fake-real Nantucket with Tabitha and Harper and Eleanor and Ainsley."—Sam Anderson, New York Times Magazine
"Hilderbrand is the queen of the smart beach read, and her latest is no exception."—Entertainment Weekly