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Heat Wave: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Heat Wave: A Novel (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Nancy Thayer

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Title:Heat Wave: A Novel
Authors:Nancy Thayer
Info:Ballantine Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:widows, romance, families, bed and breakfasts, death, mourning, chick-lit

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Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer (2011)



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A young widow, facing financial problems, turns her Nantucket home into a B & B. ( )
  pennykaplan | Oct 1, 2016 |
Good chick lit with a bit of sorrow and a bit of joy. ( )
  nljacobs | Jan 19, 2016 |
Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws’ well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket. The solution is right at Carley’s front door: transforming her expensive, expansive 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.

I did not enjoy this book as good as some of her old books. ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer
Carly, a new widow is on Nantucket Island with two children to raise.
Book starts when Carly had met Gus and they got married due to her upcoming pregnancy. Gus ia s lawyer on the island and live there year round.
She was only there for summer work and had done many other jobs over the years.
She was finding out she had no money in her husbands accounts as he had invested unwisely but she had the big old family house.
She has friends and they brainstorm cuz she doesn't want to have to go live with her in-laws and have them pay all the bills.
She starts up a Bed and Breakfast, she knows how to do the job allready.
She gets a lot of help from her husbands partner, Wyatt, who's a divorcee. The B&B is a lot of work and with raising the kids it's enough.
Carly gets caught up with her friends love life as it splits up another friends family. Lot of interesting twists occur in this novel. ( )
  jbarr5 | Jul 25, 2013 |
Eh.... Light weight, soap opera. You always have to wonder when the way to fix messed up relationships is to let people die. ( )
  TerriBooks | Aug 9, 2012 |
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After her husband's sudden death from a heart attack and to keep her family in their beloved Nantucket home, Carley Winsted transforms her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. But complications arise: Carley's mother-in-law disapproves; a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships; and, her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times.… (more)

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