I certainly have never been to Mustique but I know that it is a favorite destination of those who have lots of money and like a bit of privacy. One of its frequent guests was Princess Margaret. So, since I may never be there (it is a private island), I very much enjoyed my virtual visit over the course of this novel.
This novel is set in the 1970s and it shows the glamour and the darker side of life on this playground. Readers follow socialite Willy Mae who builds a house not far from Princess Margaret’s hideaway. Willy gets involved in the social scene.
Readers also get to know Willy Mae’s two daughters. One is a model and the other a musician. It feels like they should fit in perfectly. But…life on the island is complicated. Read this engrossing novel to learn why.
Recommended for those who enjoy their fiction mixed with historical characters in a wealthy setting. It is a beach read kind of book, only better.
Many thanks to NetGalley and William Morrow for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: May 2022
From the Publisher
AMAZON Best Book of the Month Pick for Literature & Fiction
BOOKBUB Best Book of Spring Pick
Town & Country Best Book of May Pick
Veranda Magazine Best New Book of Summer Pick
Best Beach Bag Book Pick by the Satellite Sisters
Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List Pick
“Sarah McCoy’s Mustique Island is a sun-kissed mother-daughter story set against the backdrop of the titular private island.”
—POPSUGAR’s Most Anticipated Books of 2022
“If you’ve ever wanted to slip into a picture by Slim Aarons, renowned photographer of elites on continuous vacations, now is your chance. McCoy’s gorgeous novel takes place on the Caribbean island of Mustique in the 1970s, a getaway for Princess Margaret…”
—The Washington Post, a Noteworthy Book pick for May