Back To Madeline Island [NOOK Book]

Overview

Readers fell in love with Eve and Ruby in Jay Gilbertson's hilarious, heartwarming debut novel, Moon Over Madeline Island. Now a whole new set of adventures are in store for the fabulous ladies of the lake . . .

Things have been good for Eve and Ruby ever since they moved to Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin. Their apron-making business has taken off, their once-dilapidated cottage is now the envy of the town, they've made great new friends, and there's always lots of love ...

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Back To Madeline Island

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Overview

Readers fell in love with Eve and Ruby in Jay Gilbertson's hilarious, heartwarming debut novel, Moon Over Madeline Island. Now a whole new set of adventures are in store for the fabulous ladies of the lake . . .

Things have been good for Eve and Ruby ever since they moved to Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin. Their apron-making business has taken off, their once-dilapidated cottage is now the envy of the town, they've made great new friends, and there's always lots of love and laughter. But there's still something missing from Eve's life--her daughter. When she was just seventeen, Eve gave her up for adoption--and not a day has gone by where she hasn't wondered . . .

Professor Helen Williams isn't sure what to make of the breezy letter from her "biological" mother, inviting her for a visit as if they've been dear pals who just happened to lose touch. She's not so sure she wants to know this woman who decided to pass her off to someone else. But curiosity gets the better of her, and soon Helen finds herself careening through the middle of Eve and Ruby's marvelous, madcap world. And before long, she's realizing that getting to know her new mother is the best gift of all . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The sunny sequel to Gilbertson's debut, Moon Over Madeline Island, finds gal pals Eve Moss and Ruby Prevost, and their crew of apron-making employees, enjoying the fruits of a flourishing small business on northern Wisconsin's Madeline Island. Eve is "forty-seven, single and NOT looking" for a man. Instead, she's found college professor Helen Williams, the now-grown daughter she gave up for adoption 30 years ago. Their reunion inspires Eve to reach out to her own estranged father, who in turn reveals a difficult piece of family history. But Gilbertson knows to keep his story lighthearted, and less serious subplots abound-the gang takes up belly dancing, tries to quit smoking and stumbles upon a few island secrets. Despite the goings-on, the narration is slowed by attention to mundane details, and the references to armpit pads and girdles, Wisconsin fashion ("head-to-toe in a tasteful denim number") and music (Dean Martin, Edith Piaf) firmly place the book in lady lit territory. Readers who, like Eve, "sincerely don't want a relationship" will appreciate the book's attention to family and friends over lovers. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758266576
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 437,126
  • File size: 532 KB

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Excellent tale of a continuing journey of Eve & Ruby and the

    Excellent tale of a continuing journey of Eve & Ruby and their myriad of friends. Hoping they'll come to life on the big screen, would love to see the scarves, aprons and hats these ladies don and enjoy. I can picture so many different actresses to portray these gals that I can't truly decide upon one or the other. Judi Dench, Kathy Bates, Julianne Moore, Gena Rowlands, too many to decide. Come on, Hollywood, grab this one for the gals!

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

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    Enjoyable Again

    I enjoyed the 1st story Moon over Madeline Island, so I downloaded "Back to Madeline Island", it was just as good. I wish Jay had more books out there to read. One of the characters favorite books was "Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg"..so I downloaded that book to try next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2007

    Ghostly Hillarious

    I love the wacky yet loveable characters and I really love the duck, this book is erie and funny. The frog tea is really cool. I love the prohibition times. Jay is a sweetheart, so if you are ever in Bayfield, WI during Apple Festival keep an eye out, you might just get a chance to meet him.

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