Should add Surfside Sisters to their beach bag. Booklistkeely green always dreamed of leaving the beautiful shores of Nantucket to become a writer. But when keely’s mother falls into a deep depression, Keely knows what she must do, even though she is reluctant to face her estranged friend. Now she’s a bestselling novelist living in New York City, attending glamorous cocktail parties and mingling with the literary elite.
Surfside Sisters: A Novel #ad - Then keely’s editor rejects her latest novel. Nancy thayer shines yet again in this uplifting tale of forgiveness and self-discovery. Praise for surfside sisters“readers who appreciate a busy, uplifting tale of friendship and romance will enjoy spending time on Thayer's Nantucket. Publishers weekly“an engaging tale about how childhood expectations can be transformed on the journey through adulthood.
Kirkus Reviews. Nothing could come between them—except, Keely’s high school boyfriend, as it turned out, Tommy. New york times bestseller • a nantucket woman returns home to find that reunions aren’t always simple, in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nantucket Wedding and Secrets in Summer.
A Nantucket Wedding: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. Revelations, resentments—as the big day approaches, intrigue, will the promise of bliss be a bust? Against the gorgeous backdrop of the sunswept island of Nantucket, Nancy Thayer sets the stage for a walk down the aisle no one will ever forget.
Praise for a nantucket wedding“Nancy Thayer’s latest Nantucket confection does not disappoint. As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. A nantucket Wedding is a compelling drama. In an idyllic Nantucket setting. With strong characters with real, relatable problems, fans will no doubt enjoy her latest and want to add it to their reading collection.
A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel #ad - Rt book Reviews. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.
And even alison is surprised and slightly alarmed by her new blended family.
Let It Snow: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - When she bonds with wink, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, his sweet, it becomes clear that perhaps he isn’t so cold after all. A nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships. But when her scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible for Christina to continue business on the wharf.
To warm the coldest of hearts—and maybe even find love. Even so, christina hopes there is a warm heart underneath Oscar’s steely exterior. Nancy thayer’s enchanting Nantucket setting provides the perfect backdrop for this holiday love story. And with the help of wink’s uncle, who happens to be a charming and very handsome bachelor, this may be the best Christmas any of them could have ever imagined.
Let It Snow: A Novel #ad - Christina antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers.
The Island House: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Warm and witty robin, the most grounded of the siblings, is keeping a secret from her parents. New york times bestselling author nancy thayer evokes the shimmering seascape of Nantucket in a delightful novel that resonates with the heartache and hope of growing up, growing wise, and the bittersweet choices we must be brave enough to make.
. Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, The Island House is a beautifully told story about the ties that bind us—and how the blessings of love and family heal us in ways we never dream possible. Praise for the island house“thayer’s latest should be filed under a Best Beach Reads of 2016 list.
The Island House: A Novel #ad - The characters are complex and their struggles and concerns feel real. Time with the vickerey family always involves love and laughter, and this season is no different. As the summer unfolds, a crisis escalates, surprising truths are revealed, and Courtney will at last find out where her heart and her future lie.
. Her reason for going is personal: Courtney needs to know whether Robin’s brother James shares the feelings she’s secretly had for him. The family patriarch, Dr.
The Guest Cottage: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, but grappling constantly with his mother’s death, raising a little boy like Leo—smart and sweet, growing more and more closed off.
Impulsively renting a guest cottage on nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, Jonah and Lacey, Sophie rounds up her kids, minus one. Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he’s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what’s next.
. All these characters are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand. The star-ledger “an entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence. Wichita falls Times Record News. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons’ Nantucket house.
The Guest Cottage: A Novel #ad - New york times bestselling author nancy thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie. Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do.
Secrets in Summer: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - The story is filled with sweet moments of unlikely female connections. Darcy is a strong, independent yet vulnerable heroine who will appeal to readers. An easily digestible, warmhearted tale of eye-opening friendships. Kirkus reviews “nancy thayer’s latest is a lovely and heartwarming contemporary read with its blend of humor and emotion set against the beautiful backdrop of Nantucket Island.
The queen of beach books” the star-ledger returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface. Named one of ten best summer books to read on the beach by smartertravel memorial day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket.
As the season nears its end, darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness. Praise for secrets in summer“Full of rich details about life on Nantucket, this breezy tale is at once nostalgic and hopeful.
. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, along with his wife, and stepdaughter, Autumn, Boyz, Willow. For year-round resident darcy cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother.
Secrets in Summer: A Novel #ad - Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, a charming elderly neighbor, Autumn, and an at-risk teen.
Heat Wave: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - After her husband’s sudden death, Carley Winsted is determined to keep her two daughters in their beloved home on Nantucket. Lyrical, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, and packed with Nancy Thayer’s trademark warmth and wisdom, dramatic, emotional, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, must find the strength to live and love again.
Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, if revealed, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, will undo families and friendships. And her late husband’s former law partner is making Carley confront an array of mixed feelings.
Heat Wave: A Novel #ad - To ease the family’s financial strain, she decides to transform their grand, historic house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law.
Beachcombers: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - At summer’s end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices—and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves. The fox sisters closed ranks years ago after the haunting, untimely death of their mother, but seeing their dad move on with his life forces each of them to take stock.
Over the course of the summer, type-a emma learns a new definition of success, the sisters’ lives grow as turbulent as the unpredictable currents off the New England coast: Abbie breaks her own rules in the name of love, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. Bonus: this edition contains a Beachcombers discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Heat Wave.
Beachcombers: A Novel #ad - Abbie fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years. But now lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home. Also, lily is worried that the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse has set her sights on their widowed father. Their middle sister, has taken to her bed, Emma, devastated after losing her high-powered job and breaking up with her fiancé.
Nantucket Sisters: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - All these characters are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand. The star-ledger “an entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence. Wichita falls times record news island Girls “A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.
Susan wiggs “full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful. Romance Reviews Today. Even as emily falls for maggie’s brother, Ben, and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. National bestseller • look for special features inside. Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
Friendship takes center stage in new york times bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, drama and romance that readers have come to expect from this insightful, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, much-loved writer. And while true love may be rare, Maggie and Emily find that friendship is even rarer—and more valuable still.
Nantucket Sisters: A Novel #ad - Praise for nantucket sisters “thayer obviously knows her Nantucket, and the strong sense of place makes this the perfect escapist book for the summer, particularly for fans of Elin Hilderbrand. Booklist “thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood.
Island Girls: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - It’s how the randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love. Praise for island girls“nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and Island Girls is one of her best. The randall sisters are like your own family members or your best friends: funny, smart and emotional, infuriating and good-hearted.
Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Nancy thayer’s novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life. New york times bestselling author Susan Wiggs “Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.
Romance reviews today“In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient. Kirkus Reviews. And secretive jenny, an it specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters’ acceptance. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn’t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment.
Island Girls: A Novel #ad - National bestsellernancy thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island. Charming ladies’ man rory randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages—that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house.
Summer House: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Though charlotte’s skill with plants is bringing her success, cultivating something deeper with people—particularly her handsome neighbor Coop—might be more of a challenge. Now the entire wheelwright clan is making its annual summer pilgrimage to the homestead, Helen, including Charlotte’s mother, who brings a heavy heart as she confronts a betrayal that threatens her sense of place and her sense of self.
Bonus: this edition contains a Summer House discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Island Girls. Thirty-year-old charlotte wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started.
Summer House: A Novel #ad - Bringing together three generations of strong-willed women, Nancy Thayer’s luminous novel shows that no matter where life’s path may lead, each wrestling with life-changing decisions, love always finds a way back home.