Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Book Tour: Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer
Hardcover: 368 pages
Published by Ballentine Books (June 22, 2010
Emma Fox has just been dumped by her fiancé, fired from her high powered brokerage firm and has fled back to the family home on Nantucket. Her younger sister Lily is so worried about Emma spending her days crying and sleeping that she e-mails their older sister, Abbie, to come home from London. That's not Lily's only worry; their dad has rented out the playhouse to a complete stranger who Lily thinks is after their dad. Marina, their new tenant, has come from the midwest and is on Nantucket to help herself heal after a heartbreaking divorce and dealing with the fact that she could never have children. But then finding out her husband Gerry is having a baby with her best friend Dara is the last straw. Over the course of her lease Marina finds a lot more on Nantucket than just a small rental on the ocean and the ability to take each day as it comes.
When Abbie arrives home, things go right back to the old pecking order. Lily is again the family baby and expects everyone to take care of her while she can just be her irresponsible self but over the course of the summer, Lily is in for quite a few surprises from her two sisters, her dad and in the end she manages to surprise herself.
Beachcombers is a wonderful story of a family in flux who find themselves in some new and unexpected relationships. The story is told from the perspective of each of the four women changing with each chapter. I love the way Thayer managed to transport me mentally and emotionally to Nantucket with these well developed and oh-so-likeable characters in such a delightful setting. The writing flowed smoothly and the story kept me engrossed to the point that I hated to see it end. Another endearing book by Nancy Thayer perfect for a light summer read. I just loved it! 4.5****
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Disclosure: A review copy of this books was provided by Pump up Your Book Tours (VBT). Thanks, Cheryl!