One Night on the Island by Josie Silver was a book that would decide my reading future with Silver. I didn’t love One Day in December. The ending really saved it for me. But I adored The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. I am pleased to report that One Night on the Island sealed the deal for me.
Salvation Island was a magical setting. It is definitely on my fictional places I’d love to visit. I’ve recently been craving some of the disconnect that Chloe was needing. The island and its residents sort of peeled back to a level of humanity I feel is lacking in our current society.
Chloe and Mack….oh man. Silver had me bouncing back and forth on their romance. Silver tends to test boundaries on relationship status. I can’t even really say it’s a failing. These things happen more than we want to acknowledge. They’re messy and yet they can be just as beautiful.
I loved that Chloe and Mack both went to Salvation Island to try and find themselves. Chloe’s storyline outside of Mack was so beautiful and inspiring.
The Salvation Island residents made this story a brilliant story. It showed the best parts of having a tight knit community. I adored the knitting circle and Raff. Delta was such a strong character and taught Chloe what true friendship looks like.
One Night on the Island put Josie Silver on my auto-read list. I really loved it. I highly suggest everyone who feels a little lost right now to give it a read. Watching other people find their way is always a little affirming.
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