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Nancy Thayer

Autor(a) de Beachcombers

50+ Works 6,117 Membros 417 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

Author Nancy Thayer was born in Emporia, Kansas on December 14, 1943. She attended the University of Wichita and received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English literature. She taught freshmen English at various colleges and wrote fiction during her free time. Some of her short mostrar mais stories were accepted by various college literary reviews. Her first novel Stepping was published in 1980 and was adapted into a BBC radio series. Since then, she has written numerous books including Moon Shell Beach, The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, Between Husbands and Friends, The Island House and Beachcombers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Nancy Thayer

Beachcombers (2010) 446 exemplares
The Hot Flash Club (2003) 402 exemplares
Summer House (2009) 358 exemplares
Island Girls (2013) 326 exemplares
Heat Wave (2011) 320 exemplares
Moon Shell Beach (2008) 304 exemplares
The Guest Cottage (2015) 285 exemplares
Summer Breeze (2012) 260 exemplares
Nantucket Sisters (2014) 257 exemplares
Secrets in Summer (2017) 223 exemplares
A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel (2018) 203 exemplares
The Island House (2016) 197 exemplares
The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (2004) 193 exemplares
Let It Snow (2019) 165 exemplares
Hot Flash Holidays (2005) 163 exemplares
Surfside Sisters (2019) 162 exemplares
The Hot Flash Club Chills Out (2006) 160 exemplares
Girls of Summer (2020) 151 exemplares
A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel (2013) 150 exemplares
Family Reunion: A Novel (2021) 125 exemplares
An Island Christmas: A Novel (2014) 111 exemplares
An Act of Love (1997) 103 exemplares
Belonging (1674) 99 exemplares
Three Women At The Water's Edge (1981) 95 exemplares
Everlasting (1813) 89 exemplares
Summer Love (2022) 84 exemplares
Custody (2001) 83 exemplares
Stepping (1980) 66 exemplares
All the Days of Summer: A Novel (2023) 60 exemplares
Family Secrets (1993) 60 exemplares
Nell (1799) 56 exemplares
A Very Nantucket Christmas (2015) 52 exemplares
Morning (1988) 50 exemplares
Spirit Lost (1988) 45 exemplares
My Dearest Friend (1989) 44 exemplares
Bodies and Souls (1983) 31 exemplares
Brisa De Verano (2013) 1 exemplar
Beach House 1 exemplar
Saaretüdrukud : [romaan] (2019) 1 exemplar
Orchideenträume. (1996) 1 exemplar

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Emporia, Kansas
Wilde, Samantha (daughter)



Really disliked this book. Ridiculous, childish, whining characters who never grew.
ellink | 8 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is the first book I've read by this author. I enjoyed it very much! I love Christmas stories and this had Christmas and a wedding!
Jilly is preparing for hee daughter, Felicia's wedding. She was hoping for an elaborate affair but Felicia and her fiance Archie prefer a simple ceremony. Jilly must give up her idea of the "perfect " wedding and Christmas and just enjoy the season.
Sassyjd32 | 8 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2023 |
Don’t bother with this one.

The characters are unimaginative, stereotypical and obnoxious and the story is trite and predictable. I was so annoyed by the end I was audibly groaning. If I wasn’t reading this for a competition where my team would have lost points I would have abandoned it hours ago.
Danielle.Desrochers | 7 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |
Book on CD narrated by Cassandra Campbell

A novel that explores what a woman’s “second act” might look like. Heather Willette has led a good life in Concord, Massachusetts: a husband, a son, a large Victorian house she inherited from her grandmother and has lovingly restored. But as her son is about to graduate from college, she realizes her marriage has pretty much ended. She rents a cottage on Nantucket for the summer to have time to herself to think on what she wants for this next chapter in her life. And then her son announces that he is NOT going to be working with his dad in the family’s hardware store. Instead, he is moving to Nantucket to take a job with his girlfriend’s father.

I enjoy Thayer’s novels. They usually feature a woman in her middle years, finding new purpose as her children are leaving the nest. Heather keeps to her stated purpose of figuring out what SHE wants next; she walks the beach, adopts a stray dog, improves her rented cottage, joins a bridge club, takes on a part-time job, and begins to make friends. But, of course, there are bumps in the road – Kailee (the girlfriend) is a spoiled brat, self-centered and immature, and her mother, Evelyn, is practically Nantucket royalty (she certainly acts like it).

Will everything work out? Well, there are no pretty ribbons tied around a perfect ending here, another thing I like about Thayer’s books. But there is positive movement and hope for a splendid future.

It's a fast, fun, enjoyable read. Perfect for the beach, or anytime you want to just relax and enjoy the experience.

Cassandra Campbell does a fine job of narrating the audiobook. She sets a good pace and I like how she interprets these characters. 4**** for her narration.
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BookConcierge | 1 outra crítica | Sep 10, 2023 |


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