THE ISLAND SISTERS is the story of four college freshmen from Haiti, St. Thomas, and Guam whose unyielding friendship is their touchstone across oceans and through labyrinths of forced marriages, violent men, motherhood, and dreams of freedom.

Strong-willed and hot-headed Monique, quiet and romantic Cecilia, determined Ella, and faithful Lanei are four friends who seem to make up for what the other sister lacks. No matter what is happening in their lives, they live as anchors for each other, and are always willing to offer a helping hand, to support each through and through.

To succeed, each woman must make choices that will challenge her long-held cultural beliefs and live with the consequences.