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Anny Butler never had a real family-until she married Lewis Aiken. Having spent her life caring for others, first for her own brothers and sisters, then as a director of an agency devoted to the welfare of children, the love she finds with Lewis is everything she ever dreamed of. The family she meets through Lewis is not brethren in the traditional sense, rather a group of friends who have been inseparable since childhood. From first meeting them at the beach house they co-own, Anny finds a sense of security and love that fulfills a lifetime of yearning. As they grow closer, however, revealing confidences and forging emotional bonds, Anny begins to suspect everything is not as it seems and that the new loves she waited a lifetime for may hide a secret with a terrible price.
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Full title islands
Author siddons anne rivers
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Last Update 2018-05-27 23:11:12PM
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Anny Butler is a caretaker, a nurturer, first for her own brothers and sisters, and then as a director of an agency devoted to the welfare of children. What she has never had is a real family. That changes when she meets and marries Lewis Aiken, an exuberant surgeon fifteen years older than Anny. When they marry, she finds her family—not a traditional one, but a group of Charleston childhood friends who are inseparable, who are one another's surrogate family. They are called the Scrubs, and they all, in some way, have the common cord of family.

Instantly upon meeting them at the old beach house on Sullivan's Island, which they co-own, Anny knows that she has found home and family. They vow that, when the time comes, they will find a place where they can live together by the sea.

Bad things begin to happen—a hurricane, a fire, deaths—but still the remaining Scrubs cling together. They are watched over and bolstered by Camilla Curry, the heart and core of their group, always the healer. Anny herself allows Camilla to enfold and to care for her. It is the first time she has felt this kind of love and support.

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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, South Carolina -- Fiction
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