Monday 5 July 2021

The Island Home by Libby Page | Blog Tour Book Review

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The Island Home by Libby Page - 5/5

"Lorna's world is small but safe.

She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up.

Alice's world is tiny but full.

She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past...

So with two decades, hundreds of miles and a lifetime's worth of secrets between Lorna and the island, can coming home mean starting again?"

This book is absolutely stunning.

The Island Home is told from the points of view of two women. Lorna who lives in London with her daughter Ella who is almost fourteen and Alice who lives on the Isle of Kip with her husband Jack and their fourteen year old daughter Molly.

Molly and Ella are cousins, finding one another on Facebook and Ella learns that her estranged grandparents have recently passed away. Lorna and Ella travel to the island for the funeral.

Lorna fled from the Isle of Kip twenty-two years ago, when she was eighteen, leaving fourteen year old brother Jack behind. 

This book is wonderfully emotive and the scene is set beautifully. Lorna had a tough childhood with her parents which is her reason for leaving but after she left, her parents were then able to tell the tight knit community their version of events, painting Lorna as the bad guy. Even Jack believed this. Can she rebuild a relationship with her brother over two decades later?

The Island Home is one of the most beautiful books I have read and it is heartbreaking in parts. Lorna and Ella live alone together in London with only a small amount of friends around them whereas on the Isle of Kip, everyone knows everyone and there is real sense of cameraderie.

This is my first Libby Page book but I am definitely going to seek out The Lido and The 24-Hour Café.


A massive thank you to Orion Books for having me on the blog tour. You can find information on where to find other bloggers reviews in the graphics below.

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