Are you looking for an escape this spring? Delve into Georgia Clark’s new novel and you can be transported to an island in the Outback. Island Time tells the story of a planned vacation of two families, who are coming together for a vacation, because their daughters are married. The Lee Family and the Kelly family couldn’t be more different and haven’t spent much time together prior to this trip. A nearby natural disaster changes all of that – extending the short vacation to six weeks.
Multiple narrators keep the story moving and changing. Introducing the reader to new characters, new customs and an entire island world. Each character is on a personal journey, whether they realize this, initially or not. There’s someone for every reader to root for.
This book is a bit lengthy – perfect for a longer beach trip. I read the author’s Acknowledgments (I’m that nerd that always does) and this book is her “pandemic” novel and, in a way, is the pandemic personified. I actually really liked that idea. While the characters were trapped, and not able to get back to the lives they had planned, they all made the best of the situation and were still able to grow and learn. That’s a nice way to reflect on time we all spent in lockdown. I recommend this book to anyone wanting an island adventure!
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