The Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACategory: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4/5
Author: Allison Amend

This book was such a pleasant surprise! Enchanted Islands follows the story of Frances Conway, starting from her childhood all the way till she is very old. I absolutely loved this charming, emotional, honest and far from ordinary life of Frances Conway. Right from her childhood in Duluth to her adolescent years in Chicago to Nebraska, to Galapagos Islands for most part and finally to San Francisco, its such an incredible journey that doesn’t skip a beat. At the heart of it, Enchanted Islands is about friendship between 2 women and a less than traditional marriage. I loved Frances’s narration, which made the overall feel more personal and intimate, and the setting, especially the time Frances spends in Galapagos Islands. The backdrop of second world war, and the island setting make it such an atmospheric read. This book is a little treasure which I feel almost anyone would enjoy irrespective of personal reading tastes.

Highly recommend!

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