The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals

Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently. One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever.Nantucket is only eleven miles away from Martha's Vineyard. But they may as well be worlds apart for estranged twin sisters Harper and Tabitha Frost. After not speaking for more than a decade, Harper and Tabitha switch islands-and lives-to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly d...

Details The Identicals

TitleThe Identicals
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherBack Bay Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary

Reviews The Identicals

  • Melissa
    For me, Elin Hilderbrand has become synonymous with summer. Her new release means it’s time for my annual trip to Nantucket—okay, not really, but a girl can dream, right? Or remind her husband incessantly, for the entire time it takes to read said book, that they need to find time to take an actual trip to the island. So, I’ll just go with, my proverbial bags are packed instead—bikini, flip-flops and floppy hat—and I’m ready to stick ...
  • Crumb
    A quintessential beach read. Yes, I know it is October, but hey, it's always a good time for a breezy, summery read according to ME! I am a little ashamed to admit this, but this was my first encounter with Elin Hilderbrand. What was I waiting for, I do not know..maybe hell to freeze over. Thankfully, I took the plunge..and I am so glad I did!This story is as old as it is new..a tale about two identical twin sisters, whom are estranged. Tabitha, ...
  • Erin
    Quite honestly, there is something about Elin Hilderbrand's writing that makes a reader just want to sink their toes into the sand. This is the third book of the author's that I have read, but it was certainly not my favorite. The Identicals refers to 40 year old twin sisters, Harper and Tabitha. The two sisters have held a tense stand off for many years, but their father's death and their mother's ill-health brings them into reluctant contact ...
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on Summer isn’t official to me until I’ve read Hilderbrand’s latest book and when I saw that The Identicals was a book about sisters, I was pretty excited. Sister relationships always intrigue me, but a book about twin sisters is even more appealing to me, there’s just something fascinating about the bond they share and the unspoken connection between them. Full of Hilderbrand’s tradema...
  • Suzanne
    Pretty good. I actually enjoyed this book a lot. The dynamics between the twins and the rest of their family and friends is one so complex and drenched in drama that you cannot help being pulled in. This is my first Elin Hilderbrand book but will not be my last. I will be looking into some of her other books so if you have any suggestions on any please let me know!
  • Stacey
    I can always rely on Elin Hilderbrand to take me away…usually to the beach. Although I’m reading The Identicals in the dead of winter, I like the warm feeling I get from reading this novel.Tabitha and Harper are identical twins, but their personalities couldn’t be more opposite. They are estranged and living on different islands, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. They loathe each other and aren’t on speaking terms. Harper has had an affa...
  • Sarina Bowen
    This is my favorite Elin HIlderbrand, I think! She has a lot of fun with the differences between Nantucket & the Vineyard. And the twins' premise is really fun.
  • Danielle
    This book is the perfect way to really dive into my summer!
  • Sherri Thacker
    It took me awhile to get “into” this book. The first 1/2 of the book was so S-L-O-W for me that I almost put it down but thanks to my friends on Goodreads and others that have read this book, said to give it a chance and I’m so glad I did. The second of the book was GREAT!! And it made up for the first half that I just didn’t love. This is my 6th book I’ve read by Elin Hilderbrand and it won’t be my last. I've always wanted to visit ...
  • Brandice
    The Identicals is the first of Elin Hilderbrand's books I've read. I was expecting and hoping for a light summer read, and that's what this was. While many parts of the story were somewhat predictable, it was interesting and engaging, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. The story is about two twin sisters who are almost 40, Harper and Tabitha, and their distant relationship that has built up over many years, despite livin...
  • Kristy
    Harper and Tabitha Frost--identical twins--grew up thick as thieves, the best of friends. But their parents' divorce at seventeen cruelly separated the girls, with each being allocated to a parent and sent off to live with them on a separate island. Harper goes with their more laid-back father, Billy, to Martha's Vineyard, while Tabitha goes with their formidable and exacting mother, renowned fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. The twins' relat...
  • Robin
    This is Hilderbrand's usual entertaining story of family dynamics filled with the tastes and scenery of Nantucket, but in this book she adds Martha's Vineyard to the mix. Despite finding the characters pretty much unlikable in the beginning (which almost turned me off from continuing but GoodReads reports were so positive I decided to keep reading), they redeemed themselves as the story progressed. There were no big surprises during the course of...
  • Zoe
    Absorbing, enchanting, and absolutely irresistible!This story is set on the picturesque islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and gives us a glimpse into small-island living, complete with alluring beaches, endless sun, infinite gossip, and competitive rivalry. It is told from three different perspectives; Harper, a free spirit who is fun and kind but often impulsive and reckless; Tabitha, Harper’s mature, responsible, workaholic identic...
  • Ann
    I've read many Elin Hilderbrand books over the years but I have to admit this is my least favorite. The story is good, identical twins who were split by their parent's divorce. I didn't like any of the women characters but they did become a little more likable toward the end of the book. They all appear to be selfish and lack some character, especially the school girl bully. Each chapter was narrated by one of the twins, Harper or Tabitha, Tabith...
  • Marla
    I'm always a big fan of Elin Hilderbrand and she doesn't disappoint. This is a great summer beach read about sisters who have been separated most of their lives when their parents divorce and decide one daughter will go with the Mom and one will go with the Dad. Events ruin their relationship and now they must find a way back to each other and heal their relationship. The audiobook was very good. The narrator did a great job.
  • Susan Crowe
    If I read the last page of one of Elin Hilderbrand's books and I have tears in my eyes, I know it was an awesome book. What a great book this was! I laughed. I cried. Sometimes I was laughing while I was crying. Highly recommended!
  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    If I had to describe The Identicals, the newest release by the Queen of Summer Novels, Elin Hilderbrand, I would have to say drama. Drama, drama, drama. Estranged sisters, wild teenaged daughters, love affair, family betrayal, loss and good ol’ fashion gossip surrounds the core of this plot making it a delicious summer, beach read! When Billy dies in Martha’s Vineyard, his daughter Harper is forced to call up Tabitha and Eleanor. Her ident...
  • Eva • All Books Considered
    Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 4 STARS I've read every single story and book that Elin Hilderbrand has ever published. I've also re-read many of her books and I look forward to each one; she now has a winter series that she publishes in the late fall in addition to the book she writes every summer but, still, her books are the start of summer for me. That being said, her last few books have been hit or miss for me. A few I've ...
  • Mary Catherine
    Good summer read. Not a must read.
  • Gill Brown
    A really good read perfect for reading on holiday. I really enjoyed it.
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Identical twin sisters Tabitha and Harper have been estranged for the past 14 years, when Tabitha's infant son died. Prior to that, when the girls were 17 their parents divorces. Harper went to live with their father, Billy on Martha's Vineyard and Tabitha went to live with their mother, Eleanor in Boston and on Nantucket. The other main character is Ainsley, Tabitha's precocious sixteen year old daughter. All three of these females are flawed an...
  • Debbie
    Remember that cute little girl on Bewitched named Tabitha and how she would twitch her nose and be so adorable. Well, this Tabitha is nothing like that. This Tabitha is not a nice person. She's very snooty, condescending and selfish. And she dislikes her twin sister, Harper, a LOT!Harper and Tabitha are identical twins who were separated in their teens when their parents got divorced. Their mother decided she didn't want to be living alone and ma...
  • Melissa Borsey
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. While I was very excited to receive a copy of this ARC, I must admit to being a little disappointed with the story. I did not like the characters and they never did "grow" on me and the whole one island over the other got old real quick. It's an easy read just not one of my favorites.
  • Heidi
    Four and a half stars: An addictive story about two twin sisters who are both floundering in life and love, then a chance to change places arises, and they learn a thing or two about each other and their pasts. Tabitha and Harper are identical twins who have been estranged for over ten years despite the fact that they live only eleven miles apart. One lives on Martha’s Vineyard, the other Nantucket. Both girls’ lives are a mess, they are fail...
  • Julie Barrett
    The identicals by Elin HilderbrandHave read many books from this author and have enjoyed them.This was start out with the identical twins and each lives on an island off the coast of MA. One living with their mother, the other with their father. Identical twins and they have pulled their pranks on teachers and boyfriends over the years.You get a lot of the back story as to how they ended up there and how one had a daughter who's a teen now in the...
  • Tammy
    You get a summery vibes feel with the beautiful coastal islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard as its backdrop. That is where you meet the Frost twins and how their family drama, and plenty of it, intertwine's between the two islands. Through personal and business loss, lies, illicit drugs, sex escapades, small town gossip (that ruins reputations) and (possibly?) redemption, the story line offers its readers more substance I feel than your av...
  • Toni
    The Frosts were the couple always found on Boston’s society pages rather than home with their twin girls Harper and Tabitha. Eleanor Roxie Frost came from Back Bay Society and was happy to snag her handsome, charming husband Billy, right off the dance floor and out of her cousin’s weak arms. Eleanor always got what she wanted, and her latest dress designs and new shop in Boston were making her more popular and wealthy. Her business was taking...
  • Kate Olson
    My absolute favorite Hilderbrand novel yet! And that's saying a lot, since I have loved every one of her books. The Identicals lets us immerse ourselves in the rarified worlds of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket while becoming completely enthralled with the different worlds of Tabitha and and Harper. The character development is perfection and the setting descriptions are sumptuous. Summer and beaches, love and heartbreak, motherhood and sisterhoo...
  • ♥ Marlene♥
    Began reading this and having to hurry up because I want to read as many books for the goodreads choice this year as I can. As I am human I could only pick one category so I picked the one with the most interesting books for me which was the fiction one this year:So far I have read: * My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella ***** Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ****** The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hoga. 3.5 ***.** and t...