The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
.ePUB, 295 pages
Expected Publication: May 25th 2021 by Berkley Publishing Group

About the Book:
Piper Parrish's life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom's crab boat capsized and his body wasn't recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper? Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.

My Review:
This book was very charming and Colleen Oakley delivers a heartfelt plot that reminds you what it means to be part of a community. I felt Piper's pain and how lost she felt...she did what she needed to do to get through a tough time and I applaud her for that. I also loved how the town came together for her...Then she meets Anders and he becomes enamoured with her. He wants to do a story on Piper, but he also wants to help her and she in turns wants to help him to write an article but she doesn't know she is the subject matter. She thinks he is writing about climate change...and he honestly thinks he has a story there but that idea changes into something completely different. 

I just loved this story so much. This book had me equal parts laughing, swooning with little bits of heartache along the way. Piper and Anders' interactions were precious and I looked forward to each and every one of them. In helping each other, they in turn helped themselves. I don't want to give too much away but I think most people would enjoy this uplifting book.

Thank you NetGalley, Colleen Oakley and Berkley Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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