Sanctuary Island (Sanctuary Island Series #1)

Sanctuary Island (Sanctuary Island Series #1)

by Lily Everett
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Sanctuary Island (Sanctuary Island Series #1) by Lily Everett

“I loved it!  A rare find.” —LORI WILDE, New York Times bestselling author

Welcome to a place where broken hearts come to heal—and where every lost soul will find a home.

When Ella’s sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother, Ella goes along for the ride—it’s always been the two Preston girls against the world.  But Sanctuary Island, a tiny refuge for wild horses tucked off the Atlantic coast, is more inviting than she ever imagined. And it holds more than one last opportunity to repair their broken family—if Ella can open her carefully guarded heart, there is also the chance for new beginnings.


Grady Wilkes is a handyman who can fix anything…except the scars of his own past. When he accepts the task of showing Ella the simple beauties of the island that healed him, he discovers a deep sense of comfort he thought he’d lost. But now he must convince the woman who never intended to stay that on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible—forgiving past mistakes, rediscovering the simple joys of life, and maybe even falling in love.

 “A heartwarming, emotional, extremely romantic story that I couldn’t read fast enough. Enjoy your trip to Sanctuary Island! I guarantee you won’t want to leave.”—BELLA ANDRE, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250018373
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Series: Sanctuary Island Series , #1
Pages: 343
Sales rank: 325,414
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lily Everett is the author of several books including, Sanctuary Island, Heartbreak Cove, and Shoreline Drive. She grew up in a small town in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and has loved romance her whole life. She is thrilled to share the world of her beautiful imaginary Sanctuary Island with all her readers. She and her family currently live in Austin, Texas where she writes full-time.

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Sanctuary Island 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
WillaReads More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, all I can say is wow! It's one of the most perfect books ever written. I fell in love with Sanctuary Island and wish I could move to it and live there forever. I am eagerly anticipating the next book, and will be recommending this one to everyone I know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first was introduced to Sanctuary Island in Lily Everett's sweet Billionaire Brother e-novella series, and I had to say, I was not disappointed by the new full length series. Sanctuary Island shines with likable characters, heartwarming emotions, and plenty of sizzling chemistry between hero and heroine Grady and Ella. Lily Everett has definitely hooked me on this new small town romance series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful, heartwarming story!! I could not put this book down. Ella and Merry came to Sancutary Island to reconcile with the mother they haven't seen in 15 years. Ella didn't much care to do this, she only came because of her younger sister Merry. What she didn't expect to find was Grady. Grady and Ella were both souls that needed help to trust, love and forgive. I cannont say enough about this book the emotional charge is unbelievable. I enjoyed the prequals to this book and cannot wait for the next!! Well done!!
FDUNN More than 1 year ago
I love Lily Everett's stories of Sanctuary Island. Stories are great you will fall in love with the Island and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Romance. Strong well developed story. The characters are very real, with very real issues. Our heroine has very real trust issues, and, our hero's troubles seem almost as insurmountable. Great book. I can't wait for book two in the series.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Ellie and Merry Preston are on their way from Washington, D.C. to Sanctuary Island at the request of their mother, Jo Ellen, who has not seen them in years because of her former alcoholic status.  While she has begged for contact over that very long time, it is only now after years of therapy that Ellie agrees to take Merry to meet their mother.  Ellie insists she expects nothing and is only there to make sure Merry doesn’t get hurt, especially as Merry is very pregnant and not known for her wise decisions in the past.  Jo Ellen is to have two weeks with her daughters but secretly hopes it will be much, much longer! Whether Ellie can get over her bitterness and anger to handle just the two weeks remains to be seen! Immediately on arrival, the girls meet Jo Ellen’s handyman, Grady Wilkes, and the sparks fly!  No, initially it’s biting, barbed comments back and forth operating between the romantic sparks, all of which don’t bode well for the impression both Ellie and Grady are making on each other and certainly creates a heck of a lot of confusion.  Grady, nevertheless, winds up helping Ellie who has an accident and twists her ankle as she falls through a crack in the staircase leading up to her mother’s home.  It could have been prevented but a young teen who avidly resents their presence isn’t quite careful in her warning for them to be careful on their approach to the house.  Now is where the plot begins to get interesting and no, it’s not predictable at all.  Merry immediately warns to the mother she always longed for and Ellie will make things worse when she discovers a secret that doesn’t remain a secret for long with her mother.  Grady turns out to have a serious wound but his internal wounds from the event causing the physical harm is much worse and threatens his future life with a confined existence on the island.  A conflict about money will drive all through some big mistakes but eventually a well-thought-out plan that eventually brings harmony and promise for the future but not until Ellie and Grady thump it out verbally and emotionally and allow the romance to have a very small chance. Lily Everett knows how to keep a reader’s interest by inserting problems and the struggle through them just at the right moment; all in all the plot development is superb and that makes the romance as it evolves even sweeter!   Sanctuary Island is a riveting read with something for everyone, as well as many descriptive scenes depicting a place everyone would love to visit or to live permanently.  Finely presented, Lily Everett!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This beautifully written delight had me laughing through tears. I fell in love with Sanctuary Island and the people who lived there. I want more!
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Interesting story and characters. It held my attention, although I knew what the outcome would probably be. It is definitely a book for the ladies. I have ordered the second book in the series and will get the third also. It's a book that holds your attention without having to give too much thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the "chick flick" type of book very much. A "feel-good" type of story, easy reading and enjoyable.
kathyh1955 More than 1 year ago
A heart warming story about two sisters trying to reconnect with their mother. Enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story - Before purchasing I wondered if I could identify with this book since having been blessed and never having an estranged parent I was not sure what to expect. What each reader can expect is a well written, warm story which shows sometimes, if willing, one can forgive that parent for past deeds. And, because the two sisters were willing to at least meet their mother, their lives were changed for the better and forever. I will look forward to the next book. As another person wrote, it would be nice if such a place existed and we could live there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be able to put this one down once you begin reading it. You can't help cheering these characters in the story on as they struggle to get their lives together. A wonderful romantic story!
Tjb8946 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story line and the characters. Will read the others in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next one.
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Dreamandread More than 1 year ago
This was such a great feel good story. It almost felt like reading a modern fairy tale about a magic love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
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Love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
256 pages - good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shallow story. Skimmed most of it. Have been on the island and found nothing relating to it. Knew how story was going to end after page 10. Don't bother reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a keeper. Girlie romance for those who prefer sweet tooth story telling . just remember to brush after if snacking on candy while reading buska@wis
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