Enjoyable isn’t quite the right term for this book. Emotionally moving would be a more accurate description. Elegantly written and insightful, Island Girl is a sad but ultimately hopeful read. It deals with the difficult topics of Alzheimer’s, alcoholism and the tricky, often messy, relationships between estranged family members. At times the pace slows and the subject matter becomes overly heavy. However, the author does include some humorous scenes that help to lighten the tone.