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Margaret Wikander, the Island Girl

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"Island Girl" is a true story of a young girl who was born and raised in a 2-room house on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Margaret talks about her adventures and experiences and how she raised her family.

"Born in 1940, 1 of 9 children of a St. Barth’s fisherman and his hard-working wife, Margaret Greaux met more challenges than most of us will ever face in a lifetime. Raised in tiny 2-room house in Frenchtown on St. Thomas,  US Virgin Islands, she learned about life and love – first from her close-knit family, then from her devoted husband, Paul Wikander. Establishing herself as the first female VP of an airline, Virgin Air, Margaret earned respect, alongside her pilot husband, in a male-dominated profession. 'Island Girl' is a peek inside her scrapbook, revealing her remarkable journey." – Review by Susan Granger

"If you know Margaret Wikander, reading 'Island Girl' is a must. This is a woman of courage, fortitude and great love. Her blueprint of growing up on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands with 7 brothers and sisters in a 2-room house to the present-day is a lesson in perseverance and loyalty to family and friends. The chronicling of her life in 'Island Girl' is yet another example of her belief that "hard work, determination and know what you want out of life is the key to success." - Review by James Mapes

"Your book brought back many memories of Frenchtown & how life used to be. I remember the 'Specials' your mom used to make, I think they were a penny each. It may have been a difficult journey, but well worth the experiences." - Review by Gloria M. Thomas