Book Review: Mustique Island

05.10.2022 | William Morrow
Rating: 4/5 stars


Willy May Michael’s boat has just arrived on the coast of Mustique Island in January 1972. This private island has become a haven for the wealthy and privileged. Its owner is the eccentric British playboy Colin Tennant, who is determined to turn this speck of white sand in a luxurious neo-colonial retreat for his rich friends and into a royal court in exile for the Queen’s rebellious sister, Princess Margaret. Willy May, a former beauty queen from Texas is attracted to Mustique for the isolation. She’s determined to rebuild her life and her relationships with her two daughters while trying to find her place on Mustique.

I love finding historical fiction stories set in the 1970s, so when I heard about MUSTIQUE ISLAND I knew I wanted to check this book out. I was expecting a story that focused on the glamor of life on Mustique and while this book does that, it also has so much more to offer. I loved the complexities of Willy May’s life and those of her daughters. The way McCoy weaves everything together brings a fantastic emotional quality to this book that truly bonds the reader with the characters. MUSTIQUE ISLAND is a perfect read to transport the reader to a different time and place. Definitely add this one to your stack for summer reading!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

A huge thank you to Wunderkind PR for my gifted copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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