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ISBN: 0-345-48763-X
June 2006
Ballantine Books
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
$23.95 U.S./$31.95 Canada
368 Pages
Rating: 4 Cups

Widow Phoebe Allen has raised her daughter alone trying to use sound judgment. She runs a flourishing business providing nets to local fisherman.

Ivan has admired Phoebe for years and would like more than a steady friendship.

Laurienne is Phoebe’s daughter who learns that her father might not have been her real father.

Whitney Traynor is an old boyfriend that knew Phoebe years ago when he worked at KARP playing old songs on the radio. She was his first real fan.

Phoebe confronts masked feelings when an old flame returns and moves into a nearby house. Whit, now a high-class indie film director, was her first love. His return opens secrets she kept from her daughter. Secrets emerge when Phoebe learns that her deceased mother had been married before and a red binder reveals those unrequited questions about her mother. Whit’s presence prompts unanswered questions for Laurienne when she and her mother butt heads. Laurienne sets out to find the truth about her real father. Whit intends to find out the truth about Laurienne while coming to terms that his latest screenplay may not get him the recognition of being the director he desires. Ivan hopes Phoebe will open her heart and find a life with him, as families struggle to deal with present situations.

Owl Island is a story spanning into many lives. It reminded me of the Hallmark movies the way it grabbed at the heart of the matter. Ms. Coburn gives in-depth character to the book, with great visualization of the settings and emotions of the characters. I could practically see, smell, and feel many of the things she transpired in this wonderful read. It is a story that heals the heart in many ways and I highly recommend it.

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