Nancy Thayer

1 A Nantucket Wedding

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-04-03
Description :  <b>Wedding bells are ringing, a family is reunited, and new love is blooming—for better or worse—in this captivating novel from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Island House</i> and <i>Secrets in Summer</i>.</b><br /><br /> A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. 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.<br /><br /> As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?<br />&#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0;&#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Nantucket Wedding</i></b><br /><br />“[Nancy] Thayer’s latest Nantucket confection does not disappoint. . . . [<i>A Nantucket Wedding]</i>&#xa0;is a Nancy Meyers film in book form and should be recommended accordingly.”<b><b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><i>&#xa0;</i><br />&#xa0;<br /></b>“As the chaos in the Gladstone home increases in tandem with summer temperatures, the reader can’t help but wonder if Alison and David’s relationship can survive the heat. A delightful beach-town tale about family relationships and second chances.”<b><b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><i>&#xa0;</i><br />&#xa0;<br /></b>“Thayer proves once again that she is a master of the perfect beach read. . . .&#xa0;<i>A Nantucket Wedding&#xa0;</i>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.”<b><b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b></b>

2 The Guest Cottage

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-05-12
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> 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.</b><br /><br />Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. 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. 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. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.<br /><br />Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo—smart and sweet, but grappling constantly with his mother’s death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan Swenson.<br /><br />Best-laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they’ve mistakenly rented the same house. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons’ Nantucket house. But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share.<br /><br />Inspiring and true to life, <i>The Guest Cottage</i> is Nancy Thayer at her finest, inscribing in graceful, knowing prose matters of the heart and the meaning of family.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Guest Cottage</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[<i>The Guest Cottage</i>] will make readers want to hop on the next ferry to seek out their own dreams and romance.”<b>—Laurie Higgins, <i>Cape Cod Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] delightful beach read.”<b>—<i>InStyle</i></b>&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Praise for Nancy Thayer</b><br /><br /><b><i>Nantucket Sisters</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Island Girls</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[A] book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”<b><i>—Romance Reviews Today</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Summer Breeze</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”<b>—Wichita Falls<i> Times Record News</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

3 The Island House

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-05-31
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> 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.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Courtney Hendricks will never forget the magical summers she spent on Nantucket with her college roommate, Robin Vickerey, and Robin’s charismatic, turbulent, larger-than-life family, in their gorgeous island house. Now a college English professor in Kansas City, Courtney is determined to experience one more summer in this sun-swept paradise. Her reason for going is personal: Courtney needs to know whether Robin’s brother James shares the feelings she’s secretly had for him.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Time with the Vickerey family always involves love and laughter, and this season is no different. Vivacious matriarch Susanna Vickerey is celebrating her sixtieth birthday, but beneath the merriment, trouble is brewing. The family patriarch, Dr. Alastair Vickerey, is quiet and detached, while unspoken tension looms over oldest son Henry, a respected young surgeon. Warm and witty Robin, the most grounded of the siblings, is keeping a secret from her parents. Iris, the colorful baby of the brood, remains rudderless and in need of guidance. And the sexy, stunningly handsome, untouchable James—to Courtney’s dismay—may be in love with a beautiful and vibrant local artist. 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br />Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, <i>The</i> <i>Island House</i> 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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Island House</i></b><br /><br />“Thayer’s latest should be filed under a Best Beach Reads of 2016 list. . . . The characters are complex and their struggles and concerns feel real. . . . Thayer has a really wonderful ability to showcase the meaning of family.”<b>—<i>RT Reviews</i></b><br /><br />“A perfect book to read while sticking your toes in the sand this summer!”<b><i>—Bookish Devices</i></b><br /><br /> “A touching story about friendship, family, and the uncertainty of love.<b>”—<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Praise for Nancy Thayer</b><br /><br /> <b><i>The Guest Cottage</i></b><br /><br /> “A sweet book with romance, laughter, and love after loss . . . Thayer knows her Nantucket history, and it shines in this book.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> “It’s a pleasant escape to a state of mind in which rebuilding a life is as simple as pitching an umbrella and spreading out a towel.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> <b><i>Nantucket Sisters</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Island Girls</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”<b><i>—Romance Reviews Today</i></b>

4 Beachcombers

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-06-22
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains a <i>Beachcombers</i> discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's <i>Heat Wave</i>.<br /><br />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. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, devastated after losing her high-powered job and breaking up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is worried that the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse has set her sights on their widowed father. 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.<br /><br />Over the course of the summer, 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, type-A Emma learns a new definition of success, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. At summer’s end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices—and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves.

5 Nantucket Sisters

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-06-17
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER • <b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /></b><br />Friendship takes center stage in <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance that readers have come to expect from this insightful, much-loved writer.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie McIntyre and Emily Porter become fast friends—though Emily’s well-heeled mother would prefer that she associate with the upscale daughters of bankers and statesmen rather than the child of a local seamstress. But the two lively, imaginative girls nevertheless spend many golden summers together building castles in the sand, creating magical worlds of their own, and forging grand plans for their future.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Even as Emily falls for Maggie’s brother, Ben, and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: Handsome, charismatic, charming, and incredibly sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick upends both their lives and disrupts their friendship. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Struggling with the tough choices they must make and the secrets they must keep, the two young women discover that the road to love and fulfillment is full of bumps and twists. And while true love may be rare, Maggie and Emily find that friendship is even rarer—and more valuable still.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Nantucket Sisters</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Beachcombers</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b><br /> &#xa0;<br />“A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love.”<b><i>—The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Summer Breeze</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”<b>—Wichita Falls<i> Times Record News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Island Girls</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”<b><i>—Romance Reviews Today</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

6 Secrets in Summer

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  <b>“The queen of beach books” (<i>The Star-Ledger</i>) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface.</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF TEN BEST SUMMER BOOKS TO READ ON THE BEACH BY SMARTERTRAVEL</b><br /><br /> Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. 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. It’s also Darcy’s chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.<br /><br /> 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, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor, and an at-risk teen.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Secrets in Summer</i></b><br /><br />“Full of rich details about life on Nantucket, this breezy tale is at once nostalgic and hopeful. . . . The story is filled with sweet moments of unlikely female connections. An easily digestible, warmhearted tale of eye-opening friendships.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b> <br /><br />“[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. Her well-crafted plot is infused with warmth and heartfelt, tender moments. Darcy is a strong, independent yet vulnerable heroine who will appeal to readers. Thayer’s engaging storytelling and authentic, endearing characters will keep readers turning the pages.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /><br />“Thayer’s beachside novel brims with themes that women’s-fiction readers love, and the plot skims important issues—infidelity, fear of commitment, grief—while maintaining its focus on Darcy’s personal growth and the intergenerational friendship between the four women.”<b>—<i>Booklist&#xa0;</i>(starred review)</b>

7 Island Girls

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-06-18
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Nancy 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /></b><br />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. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. 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. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters’ acceptance.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren’t problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof—and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm—Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Nancy Thayer’s novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It’s how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Island Girls</i></b><br /><br />“Nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and <i>Island Girls</i> 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. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”<b>—<i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Susan Wiggs</b> <br /> &#xa0;<br />“Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”<b><i>—Romance Reviews Today</i></b><br /><br />“In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 Between Husbands and Friends

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-04-29
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, this poignant novel by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two families, and a shocking revelation that changes everything.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> When Lucy West and Kate Cunningham meet, the two spirited young women recognize kindred spirits in each other. Both Lucy and Kate married early and lack complete confidence in the brave new world of mothering. As their friendship deepens, their lives become fully intertwined. With husbands and children in tow, they spend glorious summers together in a large house on Nantucket island, sailing and feasting on lobster—and when their husbands are back on the mainland, the two women even get a chance to kick up their heels. The closest of allies, Lucy and Kate share their highs and lows, their joys and darkest secrets.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Or so Kate thought. One summer, in the midst of a devastating family crisis, Lucy reveals a truth she has long kept hidden from her best friend. And in the aftermath of this astonishing&#xa0; revelation, the lives of the Wests and the Cunninghams will never be the same.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

9 Summer House

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-06-23
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains a <i>Summer House</i> discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's <i>Island Girls</i>.<br /><br />Thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche, running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started. 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.&#xa0;<br /><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; Now the entire Wheelwright clan is making its annual summer pilgrimage to the homestead, including Charlotte’s mother, Helen, who brings a heavy heart as she confronts a betrayal that threatens her sense of place and her sense of self. Bringing together three generations of strong-willed women, each wrestling with life-changing decisions, Nancy Thayer’s luminous novel shows that no matter where life’s path may lead, love always finds a way back home.

10 Heat Wave

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-06-21
Description :  Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and packed with Nancy Thayer’s trademark warmth and wisdom, <i>Heat Wave</i> tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> After her husband’s sudden death, Carley Winsted is determined to keep her two daughters in their beloved home on Nantucket. 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. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. And her late husband’s former law partner is making Carley confront an array of mixed feelings. Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways.

11 Summer Breeze

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-06-05
Description :  <b>“Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books.”<i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this captivating novel, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England’s Dragonfly Lake. Thirty-year-old Morgan O’Keefe put her science career on hold to raise her young son. Though Morgan loves many things about staying home with her child, she feels restless and ready for a change. Struggling artist Natalie Reynolds, fed up with New York City’s hectic pace, moves to the Berkshires for a year to house-sit her aunt’s fabulous home on Dragonfly Lake, where a handsome neighbor becomes her unexpected rescuer. After her mother breaks her leg, Bella Barnaby quits her job in Austin and returns home to help out her large, boisterous family. While an attractive architect has designs on her, Bella harbors long held secret dreams of her own.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Summer on Dragonfly Lake is ripe for romance, temptation, and self-discovery as the paths of these three women unexpectedly intertwine. <i>Summer Breeze</i> illustrates how friends, old and new, can offer comfort, infuriate, or even open one’s eyes to the astonishing possibilities of life.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand<b> </b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls<i> Times Record News</i>

12 The Hot Flash Club

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2003-12-30
Description :  From the bestselling author of <i>Between Husbands and Friends</i> and <i>An Act of Love</i> comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives.<br /><br />Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves.<br /><br /><b>Faye</b>, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she’s struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she’s got a tricky problem to bring to the club’s table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura? <br /><br /><b>Shirley</b>, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her <i>feel </i>her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club.<br /><br /><b>Marilyn</b>, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she’s almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the <i>very</i> wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results.<br /><br /><b>Alice</b>, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she’s about to discover something extraordinary: contentment.<br /><br />For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it—be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they <i>can</i> have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date— and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.

13 An Island Christmas

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  In this enchanting holiday novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the big day approaches and Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer’s heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>An Island Christmas</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A wonderful contemporary novel with lovable, sweet characters . . . [Nancy] Thayer weaves a magical Christmas story with the description of the island and its history without being over the top.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “For fans of domestic fiction, Thayer vividly depicts the joys and frustrations of family life against the beautiful Nantucket backdrop.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Filled with the quintessential chaos of a family full of characters and unexpected scenarios that keep you on your toes, you’ll love curling up with this holiday novel that reminds you what the season truly celebrates.”<b>—<i>Spa Week Daily</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

14 A Nantucket Christmas

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-10-29
Description :  Known for her heartwarming observations of family life, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer showcases her beloved Nantucket’s snowy off-season in this emotionally gratifying and utterly entertaining story.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of magical, and the season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. Their home is already full of enticing scents of pine, baking spices, and homemade pie.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But the warm, festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm’s length—or, better yet, out of the picture altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s holiday preparations. Nicole, however, is not about to let anyone or anything tarnish her first Christmas with her new husband.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Nancy Thayer’s wonderful tale reminds us that this is the season of miracles. Before the gifts are unwrapped, surprise visitors appear, and holiday joy comes to all, both naughty and nice.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Nancy Thayer<br /></b><br /><b><i>A Nantucket Christmas<br /></i></b><br />“Thayer’s Christmas story is as sweet and warm as a fresh-baked cookie. . . . heart-twisting moments and a yuletide miracle will get readers in the holiday mood.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Thayer gives readers of women’s fiction another enjoyable foray to Nantucket.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Moon Shell Beach</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A beautifully textured story about love, friendship, and forgiveness, a great beach read. It will make you want to pack your bags for Nantucket.”<b>—<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Kristin Hannah</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Beachcombers</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love.”<i><b>—The Plain Dealer</b></i><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Summer Breeze</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand.”<i><b>—The Star-Ledger</b></i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”<b>—Wichita Falls<i> Times Record News</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

15 Belonging

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-04-29
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, this spellbinding novel by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the fascinating story of a beautiful and successful woman who appears to have it all—but gives it all up to find real happiness.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the host of the successful television show <i>Fabulous Homes, </i>Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. Pouring every ounce of herself into her demanding, rewarding work, Joanna is living her dream. Despite great professional success and an intense, passionate relationship, she still feels something is missing.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When an unexpected pregnancy forces her to reevaluate her life, Joanna decides to leave behind frenetic Manhattan. Beckoning her to the gorgeous island of Nantucket is an old sea captain’s house set above the Atlantic Ocean. There, entranced by the aroma of the sea air and roses, Joanna builds a new life for her small family. But New York isn’t done with her yet. Handsome television executive Jake Corcoran appears at her front door, eager for her attentions and enticing her back to the city. Torn between the past and the future, Joanna must decide what it is that truly makes a house into a home.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

16 Moon Shell Beach

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-05-20
Description :  New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer delighted readers with her sparkling Hot Flash Club series. Now she has written a vibrant new novel set within a tight-knit island community, where two women struggle to rekindle a childhood friendship damaged by harsh words, betrayal, and the passing years.<br /><br />Lexi Laney and Clare Hart grew up together swimming in the surf, riding remote bike trails, and having wondrous adventures across picturesque Nantucket. And when it was time to share intimate secrets and let their girlish imaginations run free, they escaped to their magical private hideaway: Moon Shell Beach. <br /><br />But nothing stays the same. With the complicated pressures of adulthood, their intense bond is frayed, hurtful words are exchanged, and Lexi flees Nantucket to a life of luxury while Clare stays behind. <br /><br />Ten years later, a newly divorced Lexi returns to make amends with those she left in her wake. Living at home with her father and dating a gorgeous carpenter, Clare still simmers with resentment toward her glamorous friend. And when Lexi opens an upscale clothing boutique next door to Clare’s chocolate shop, their paths are fated to cross.<br /><br />Their emotional reunion is beset with major challenges: Lexi’s return sets off a series of startling events that fracture the status quo and set the town gossips’ tongues wagging. And as Clare’s life takes an abrupt detour, Lexi wonders if the happiness and peace they once knew on Moon Shell Beach will, in the end, prove to be as fleeting as time and the tide. In the turbulent adult world, awash in failed loves and romantic disappointment, can childhood dreams still come true?<br /><br />Irresistible reading, Moon Shell Beach explores the evolution of a tumultuous lifelong friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the rewards of believing in miracles.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

17 The Hot Flash Club Chills Out

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-07-11
Description :  Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, in Nancy Thayer’s hilarious new Hot Flash novel, it’s the friends’ turn to grab some soothing, and much-deserved R&amp;R.<br /><br />When a long-time Haven client asks the gals to housesit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they’re beyond thrilled; the cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn’s upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiancé. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, since Ian’s grown son has crashed at the couple’s place with no departure date in sight.<br /><br />Soon after they arrive, the other hot flashers surrender to their own summer flings: Shirley entertains a steamy dalliance with a scruffy, sexy local fisherman that could lead to something deeper; Faye finds her dream house, but restoring it could be a costly nightmare; craft-maven Polly is enthralled by the island’s bounty, from shell art to lightship baskets; and even hardboiled Alice swoons with romantic adventure–or is it seasickness?<br /><br />But this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences. Each woman must determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold onto what she has found–and all of them fear that Shirley is on the brink of making a huge mistake, one that threatens their harmony and their business. But these concerns may be eclipsed by the mystery surrounding the disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where they are staying, and rumors that the place harbors spirits other than Grey Goose and Tanqueray.<br /><br />Nancy Thayer continues her hugely successful Hot Flash series with this wickedly funny, delightfully bawdy tale. These irresistible women spring to life–along with their passions, their sorrows, their joys, and, most importantly, their friendship. So pack your bags and join these fabulous five for a season of fun, sun, love, sex, and estrogen therapy.

18 The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-12-14
Description :  The fabulous women from <i>The Hot Flash Club</i> are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and heartwarming novel. <i>The Hot Flash Club</i> <i>Strikes Again</i> also introduces four new women, ready for massages and seaweed wraps, each struggling to reconcile her secret dreams, biggest fears, and deepest feelings as topsy-turvy events shake up her life.<br /><br />After eighteen years of trying to make peace with her husband’s cold-as-ice mother, Polly vows to be the perfect mother-in-law: loving, accepting, and determined to keep her mouth shut. Then her son marries Amy, a Birkenstocked gal whose organic farm and family ooze a rather creepy serenity. Ever the optimist, Polly puts her best foot forward . . . so why does it end up in her mouth?<br /><br />A shy and brilliant professor-to-be, Beth has lived a sheltered life. Then she meets Sonny, a rugged, sexy carpenter who sweeps her off her feet. The problem? Beth may not survive his loud, affectionate, athletic family–especially when the very beautiful and earthy woman everybody wanted Sonny to marry is still hanging around the family dinner table.<br /><br />Heiress to one of New England’s oldest paper companies, Carolyn is the driving force behind the brand. Now, at thirty-seven, the workaholic executive is finally pregnant with her first child, and high blood pressure is forcing her to do something totally alien: relax<i>.</i> But how can she let down her guard when her seventy-something father has gone and eloped with a young bank clerk named Heather, whose rather plain looks and unassuming nature still manage to fill Carolyn with suspicion.<br /><br />A free-spirited photographer, Julia has married a man she loves, but he’s come packed with baggage. Tim is a widower with a young daughter, and Julia has bravely stepped up to the plate, doing her best to provide maternal support. But as if being pinned down by the child’s slightly manipulative ways and (dare Julia say it) spoiled behavior wasn’t enough, there’s Tim’s ex-mother-in-law, whose meddling is getting nastier by the week.<br /><br />For Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia, the time has come to stand up for what matters–for their passions, their hearts, and themselves. As they maneuver through family drama and embrace unexpected change, they come to find that life is much easier (and a lot more fun) when you’ve got friends, wine, and chocolate along for the ride.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

19 Family Secrets

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-05-27
Description :  <b>A long ago love story threatens to change the lives of three generations of women in <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s stunning novel—now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Though Diane Randall’s jewelry business is a great success, her marriage is not, and she finds herself growing lonely as her children near adulthood. Meanwhile, her eighteen-year-old daughter Julia is falling dangerously in love, and Diane’s mother, Jean, is relishing her newfound freedom as a single woman in Europe. Distracted by their individual concerns, the three women are ill-prepared for the crisis that suddenly appears on Diane’s doorstep in the form of a handsome FBI agent asking about an explosive secret that’s layed buried for decades.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> At the start of World War II, Jean was a young woman in love who made a fateful mistake, one that may now tear apart her family. Diane finds herself drawn into an illicit affair that threatens to erupt into scandal, while Julia’s own dramatic antics endanger her life. Meanwhile, Jean is desperate to keep hidden painful memories she’s guarded for so long. These three extraordinary women find that only by facing down secrets and lies can they face the future.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

20 Hot Flash Holidays

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2005-11-01
Description :  The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming tale packed with fun, secrets, romance–and an ample dose of good cheer.<br /><br />When the Hot Flash friends gather at the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they share steaming mugs of hot chocolate, a few laughs, and a vow to make this holiday one to remember. And it is–but not in the cheerful, ho-ho-ho way they expected. Instead, Christmas brings family conflicts, household accidents, plane delays–and that’s just the beginning.<br /><br />After a hazardous holiday season, the women make resolutions that they intend to keep . . . in a perfect world. But life–and their friends and relatives–cause complications. Shirley lends financial support to her boyfriend’s schemes, which infuriates Alice, whose own son commits an act she’s not sure she can accept. Marilyn travels to Scotland and falls in love, but her octogenarian mother needs her at home. And when Polly and Faye find themselves pitted against each other by a younger woman, an they overcome this clash to make a new, entrepreneurial dream come true? Then real disaster strikes, bringing new challenges and surprising revelations. <br /><br />Just as every month of the year throws new problems at us all, so too does the end of the year give us the chance to reunite and put these problems <br />into their proper perspective. And when the Hot Flash Five get together for the holidays, we should expect nothing less than the unexpected.

21 Three Women at the Water's Edge

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-12-09
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, this classic novel by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love, fulfillment, and change for a mother and her two grown daughters.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Margaret Wallace is a woman transformed. After thirty years of marriage and living in a small Iowa town, Margaret has divorced and relocated to Vancouver. While once she was the quintessential housewife and community caregiver, she now relishes the delicious freedom of being beholden to no one but herself. Her days are spent as she chooses, her mind continually occupied and expanding. But her sudden, dramatic change mystifies her two daughters, who need her now more than ever.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Margaret’s elder daughter, Daisy, with two kids and another on the way, is content to be absorbed in the daily domestic tasks and maternal love that her children need. So when her husband demands a divorce, Daisy is devastated and adrift, stunned to find herself a single parent. Daisy’s younger sister, Dale, is freshly back from Europe, living and teaching in coastal Maine. She has suddenly, passionately fallen in love—but is terrified that the budding romance could end just as suddenly as her mother’s and sister’s have. As these three women face dramatic changes, their own relationships with each other will be challenged and reborn as they navigate uncharted waters.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

22 Morning

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  <b>In this touching novel by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer, a young woman’s search for fulfillment on Nantucket leads her to a mysterious manuscript and a life-changing friendship. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> When Sara marries Steve Kendall, she leaves Boston behind and the newlyweds move to his native Nantucket. Though Sara loves the gorgeous island, she is less than thrilled with her husband’s friends, a tight-knit group that leaves her feeling left out. Trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, Sara’s only solace comes from her work as a freelance editor.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When she stumbles upon several provocative pages mixed in with one of her manuscripts, she becomes determined to track down the reclusive author. Fanny Anderson has been writing romance novels for years, hiding away in her huge Cambridge house. After Sara insists on meeting Fanny, the two begin a fruitful collaboration and a profound friendship. As their work progresses, however, a secret from Fanny’s past is revealed—inspiring Sara to try and make both their dreams come true.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

23 Custody

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  <b>A secret in a woman’s past returns to change her life forever in this riveting novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly’s life. Randall Madison is a successful doctor locked in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The two are soon swept into a passionate affair. But then Kelly realizes that a secret ties her inextricably to Randall’s case, and she finds herself torn between her moral judgment and her deepest desires.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

24 Nell

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, this beloved novel by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the uplifting story of a single mom seeking independence and struggling to find her way.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Nell St. John is not living the life she imagined for herself—not by a long shot. She was once a glamorous young actress married to influential director, Marlow St. John. Together, the A-list couple was the toast of the town. But then Marlow’s star fades and tensions at home skyrocket. Marlow takes up with another woman and abandons Nell, leaving her to pay the bills and raise their two boisterous young children. A string of attractive suitors is not the answer to her lack of fulfillment, but what is?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When she’s offered a job at a posh clothing boutique on Nantucket, Nell uproots her young family and moves to the island. Soon, her college age ex-stepdaughter Clary, who has her own romantic troubles, moves in with her, and Clary and Nell fall in love with island life and its gentler pace. Nell also captures the attention of an eccentric man about town. And in that carefree, romantic summer of tender passion, she looks within and discovers much more than she ever dreamed possible.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

25 A Very Nantucket Christmas

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-10-27
Description :  <b>Celebrate the holidays with <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer in this festive collection featuring two heartwarming tales set on Nantucket island.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>A Nantucket Christmas</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b> “As sweet and warm as a fresh-baked cookie.”—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> The Yuletide season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. But the cheerful mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm’s length—or, better yet, out of the picture altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s first Christmas with her new husband. Yet, in the season of miracles, holiday joy has a way of coming to all, both naughty and nice. <br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>An Island Christmas</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b> “Thayer vividly depicts the joys and frustrations of family life against the beautiful Nantucket backdrop.”—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> It’s Christmas time and Felicia has returned to her family’s home on the island to marry her rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every snow-dusted street and twinkling light is picture-perfect for a dream wedding. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy. With the arrival of Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, fueling tensions, and the family careening toward a wedding disaster, an unexpected twist reminds everyone of the true meaning of the season.

26 Everlasting

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-27
Description :  <b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer comes a dazzling portrait of a young woman whose passion and ambition drive her to a fateful choice. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Catherine Eliot was born to a world of privilege and prestige, with a family whose last name and vast fortune provide her with access to almost anything she could wish for. But what Catherine craves most is independence. So while her friends settle into comfortable lives financed by doting parents and indulgent husbands, she moves to New York City, determined to make it on her own. Taking a demanding job in a bustling flower shop, she works hard and learns the trade until, with courage and determination, she’s able to open Blooms, an exclusive floral boutique on the fashionable Upper East Side.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Jetting from Manhattan’s flower district to elegant East Hampton, from England’s gorgeous countryside to Holland’s world-famous flower auctions, Catherine is at the height of her career. But before she can bask in her hard-won success, her brother’s desperate actions endanger her business. Meanwhile, while romanced by a charming Boston lawyer who whisks her off to Paris, Catherine also finds herself powerfully drawn to a secretive foreigner who takes her breath away. The question remains whether Catherine can confront her own demons to achieve the life she’s long desired.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

27 An Act of Love

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-27
Description :  <b>A happy family is forced to confront a shocking secret with the power to pull them apart in this riveting novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In their modest farmhouse in rural New England, Owen and Linda McFarland feel that they’ve found a little slice of heaven. Both previously divorced, they now have a second chance at a happy home with his son, Bruce, and her daughter, Emily. While the transition wasn’t easy, Linda and Owen hope the newly blended family has put their troubles behind them.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But they are mistaken. Bruce, seventeen, and Emily, fifteen, are enrolled together in an elite Massachusetts boarding school when bright, extroverted Emily attempts suicide, shocking the entire family. In recovery at the hospital, she makes a horrifying accusation that threatens to destroy the idyllic life Linda and Owen have worked so hard to build. With illusions laid bare, loyalties are tested and a family must learn to start anew.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

28 My Dearest Friend

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-04-29
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, this luminescent novel by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nancy Thayer enthralls with a story of difficult choices, complicated loves, and hard-won triumphs.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> At the age of forty-six, Daphne Miller is a first-time homeowner, a divorced college administrator whose daughter has moved in with her father. On a dirt road in the green mountains of southern Vermont, Daphne has at last found a home of her own. It may be tiny, but the rustic cottage is hers, and she’s determined to make it perfect.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Just down the lane, Jack Hamilton and his young family move in. The newly appointed English professor Jack has long dreamed of teaching at his prestigious alma mater, but his wife Carey Ann is terribly unhappy in rural New England. As Daphne takes Carey Ann under her wing, Jack suppresses his growing attraction for his new neighbor and the two become friends. But for Daphne, this increasingly complex friendship brings back the painful memories of a previous betrayal. Now at an unexpected crossroads, Daphne must let go of the woman she has become—and reach out for the woman she longs to be.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

29 Stepping

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  <b>Now available for the first time as an eBook, the dynamic debut novel from beloved <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer explores the steep challenges of a woman trying to do what’s best—for her family and for herself.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Zelda Campbell was just a college student when she met and fell in love with her professor; they married before she graduated. Zelda’s love for Charlie was wonderfully passionate—though it came with extras: his daughters Caroline and Cathy. And so begins Zelda’s dramatic roller-coaster ride in step-parenting (aka “stepping”), marked by joyous highs and tear-stained lows. As Zelda struggles in her new role, the young girls are constant reminders of Charlie’s past life. Further, Charlie’s shrill ex-wife is a demanding presence Zelda cannot ignore.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Fast-forward thirteen years, and Zelda and Charlie now have two children of their own. A Fulbright scholarship sends the family to Finland, where Charlie lives out his academic dream and Zelda must once again put her own aspirations on hold. But then an attractive man from her past enters the picture, offering the enticing prospect of an entirely different life. Given the opportunity to choose the road not taken, Zelda must evaluate her life and at last decide where her heart truly lies.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /><br />Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

30 Bodies and Souls

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  <b>In this fast, steamy novel by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer, residents of a seemingly picture perfect New England town struggle to hide their shocking secrets . . . until they can no longer. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> From his position behind the pulpit, Reverend Peter Taylor has a unique view of his affluent congregants. By and large, they appear respectable and morally upstanding, but they have their share of troubles—and perhaps even more than their share of sins. Liza Howard is a notorious Jezebel who seduces young and old alike, and who now has her sights set on Judy Bennett’s son, despite his engagement. Meanwhile, Judy hides her own family secrets behind her relentless judgment of others. Widow Suzanna Blair’s newly found passion for her female professor has her questioning the life she’s always known. And Peter Taylor himself struggles with faith and lust despite an eighteen-year marriage. As their turbulent lives and their scandalous stories intersect, one thing is certain: small town secrets never remain hidden for long.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

31 Spirit Lost

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the haunting story of a passionate marriage endangered by the restless spirit of a sea captain’s widow. Now available for the first time as an eBook!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> John and Wilhelmina Constable uproot their lives in Boston so John can pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an artist. After settling into a beautiful Victorian home on Nantucket, John finds inspiration in the island light that illuminates his attic studio and Willy relaxes happily into the slower pace of seaside life.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Painting alone one stormy night, John is startled by the sight of a beautiful ghost. When he admits to his wife what he thinks he’s seen, Willy tries to remain rational and understanding. But all reason disappears as her husband grows steadily more obsessed with the striking, troubled specter who reveals herself only to John—and who seems determined to claim him as her own. Now Willy must draw on the strength of her love to save their marriage . . . and perhaps their lives.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel <i>Nantucket Sisters</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The queen of beach books.”<b><i>—The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”<b>—Elin Hilderbrand</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “One of my favorite writers.”<b>—Susan Wiggs</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”<b>—Dorothea Benton Frank</b>

32 Summer Beach Reads 5-Book Bundle

Author : Nancy Thayer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $47.99
Release Date :  2013-03-11
Description :  “Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide,” notes bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. And <i>The Star-Ledger</i> declares “Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books,” for her storytelling gifts shine bright in her beloved “Beach Read” novels. This warm and wonderful eBook collection includes five acclaimed novels:<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>BEACHCOMBERS</b><br /> <b>HEAT WAVE</b><br /> <b>MOON SHELL BEACH</b><br /> <b>SUMMER HOUSE</b><br /> <b>SUMMER BREEZE</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Readers will discover sisters reuniting after years of estrangement . . . a young widow and her two daughters at a crossroads . . . two former best friends struggling to rekindle what was lost . . . three generations of women wrestling with life-changing decisions . . . and a trio of strangers who forge an unforgettable alliance over one sun-drenched New England summer.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Nancy Thayer and her novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Ms. Thayer captures her beloved Nantucket like no one else, celebrating the island’s nature and beauty, using it as a rich backdrop.”—Luanne Rice<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank, on <i>Beachcombers</i><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A heartwarming novel that will take readers on an emotional roller coaster full of family connections, hysterical summer guests and the drama of everyday life.”—<i>Nantucket Today,</i> on <i>Heat Wave</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Moon Shell Beach</i> reminds readers of what they held dear as children, and if that changed as adults. It is also brings back memories of friendships and family ties and how our choices affect both.”—Durham <i>Herald-Sun</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “This well-wrought, appealing book . . . is packed with literally down-to-earth charm.”—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times, </i>on<i> Summer House</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls <i>Times Record News,</i> on<i> Summer Breeze</i>



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