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Shelf Control: The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher

Shelf Control

Shelf Control is a meme run by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies.  It is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves.  Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post.


I love this idea of celebrating books on our book shelves that have been published for a while and we are yet to discover. I’m not choosing in any particular order. I’m just perusing my shelves and seeing what stands out for me at that moment.

This week, I have chosen a book from my digital bookshelf:

The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher

The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher

This edition was published in the UK by Avon in 2015.

~ What it’s about ~

Octavia Shelton thought she’d have a different life. One where she travelled the world with an exotic husband and free-spirited children in tow.

Instead she’s married to safe, reliable Jonathan, and her life now consists of packed lunches, school runs and mountains of dirty washing. She’s not unhappy. It’s just that she can barely recognise herself.

So as Octavia watches her best friend’s marriage break up, it gets her thinking. What if life could be different? What if she could escape and rediscover the person she used to be? Escape back to the island she visited years ago? And what if the man she used to love was there waiting for her?

~ When I added it to my book shelf ~

According to my Kindle, I bought The Island Escape in April 2017. I think it was on sale for 99p.

~ Why I want to read it ~

I’m sure I downloaded this intending to read it on a holiday but it obviously never happened. I love the sound of this story from the blurb – friendships, the ‘what if’ scenarios that life throws at us. I think it will be an escapist read too.