The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand.
Twin sisters, Harper and Tabitha, have been estranged for many years when their father dies and they are suddenly forced into each other lives again.
Tabitha lives on Nantucket with her troubled teenaged daughter Ainsley. When their parents divorced, Tabitha went to live with their mother Eleanor, “who had the countenance of a queen, a regal being, an unassailable authority.”
Harper lives with her dog, Fish, on Martha’s Vineyard. Harper went to live with her father when her parents divorced. She has been taking care of her father the whole time he has been sick and simultaneously having an affair and falling in love with her father’s doctor. When her affair is discovered she escapes the island and the rumors by going to stay at her sisters house to care for her niece.
The sisters end up switching islands and lives. Tabitha returns to her father’s home in Nantucket to remodel the house and get it ready to sale and ends up gets romantically involved with the carpenter working on the house.
“Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked about summer that Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.”
This wasn’t my favorite Elin Hilderbrand book. It wasn’t terrible, but some of her other books are way better. To me, it just felt a little too mushy and chick-litty. I would still recommend it for a light, summer read and I still believe that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of summer reading.