Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Book Tour: Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer

Hardcover: 368 pages
Published by Ballentine Books (June 22, 2010
ISBN 978-0-345-51828-6

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!


  1. I love it when you don't want a book to end. Nice review, Kaye. It's on my list :)

  2. I enjoyed that book also. I just finished reading it a few weeks ago. And I too hated to see it end. But, as the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end."

  3. I've been attracted to this book ever since I laid eyes on the cover, so I'm glad to see it's so good.

  4. Thanks for the fabulous review of Nancy's book. So many bloggers have enjoyed this one.

    Readers can stop by YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK689FH6Abk to listen to Nancy read an excerpt from this novel.

    Thanks again.


  5. Great review Kaye. I can't wait to read this one - sounds like another of hers that I'm going to like.

  6. I'm glad to hear you had a good time with this latest Nancy Thayer book. I really like this author. I read her book, SUMMER HOUSE, last year on my vacation. Think it was my first Kindle book. Anyway, I have an ARC of this one, but I'm saving it to take on my vacation this year. Just trying to start a tradition. :-)

  7. Sounds good and I love the setting. The cover is so refreshing to gaze upon with the temperatures soaring around CT.

  8. Thanks for this and I love that cover.

  9. This book keeps calling out to me. Definitely on the TBB (someday) list! Thanks for stopping by today!

  10. Heck, I want to read it just for the great cover alone! This one has everything I look for in a book!! Must read it!

  11. I loved this one also! It is such a great summer read!

  12. I am so happy to read your great review of this book! I love books that we enjoy so much we don't want them to end!

    Thank you for a great review! I hope you enjoy another book this much soon!

    ~ Amy

  13. It does sound like a perfect summer read.


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