THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND by Colleen Oakley


Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: May 25, 2021

This book was so charming and uplifting. Anders is a journalist working for a small newspaper when he gets assigned to cover the annual cake walk on remote Frick Island. It’s a place without internet and without cell phones, but what it does have is a curious story about a young widow named Piper who acts as though her husband Tom is still alive, and an entire town that goes along with it.

I did question the town’s decision to pretend that Tom was really there (helpful or harmful?), but I decided to suspend disbelief and go with it too!

Anders’s real dream is to be a famous podcaster, and Piper’s peculiarity could be just the hook to reel in thousands of listeners โ€” but at what cost? I liked Anders. He was soooo not what you’d picture as a romantic hero. Awkward. Kind of goofy, though not really meaning to be. A good heart, but not perfect by a long shot.

THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND takes a unique premise and adds a little mystery and romance to create a sweet story of love, loss, and loyalty. I wish it had been more emotional like the author’s last book, YOU WERE THERE TOO, but I still enjoyed it and recommend as the perfect summer read! โ€” ๐““๐“ฒ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ช

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

4 thoughts on “THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND by Colleen Oakley

  1. Everyone seems to be reading this one. I have it as well but, I think I will wait till June or July. I need to check out the earlier novel as I’m not familiar with the title.

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  2. I really loved this one. It was sweet and touching without being overly sappy. I was in a mood to be cheered up so I found the story to be perfect. It did remind me a little of Eleanor Oliphant in feel.

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  3. I think I would question the town going along with the belief but this does sound sweet without being to cookie cutter. This is definitely an author I need to try.

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