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Nantucket Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Nantucket Sisters: A Novel

by Nancy Thayer

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I always forget how much I like reading books by Nancy Thayer! They should always make a yearly beach read list. ( )
  mchwest | Feb 18, 2018 |
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I love all of Nancy Thayers books, but this may be my least favorite to date. It was too cliche and sappy, yet some parts were endearing enough to plow through in one sitting. ( )
  jess0124 | Nov 19, 2016 |
predictable plot--a but sappy at times. not a bad read but would have liked to have seen more ambitious less wifey time main characters. ( )
  lhaines56 | Sep 26, 2015 |
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This review is based on an advanced reader copy that was provided by the publisher. This is a story of two young girls, Maggie who lives on Nantucket Beach and Emma who spends the summers there with her wealthy parents. It tells the tale of growing up and how our lives grow apart. Overall I enjoyed this book although some parts were almost predictable. The characters however were intriguing enough that when I finished the book this morning, I was left wanting to know more....will there be a Nantucket Sisters part two???
  chrisman1019 | Dec 19, 2014 |
Nancy Thayer’s THE NANTUCKET SISTERS, a story of two girls from childhood which meet again years later as adults for a complex friendship.

Set in Nantucket, Maggie and Emily meet as little girls on Nantucket beach and become best friends. They are from different worlds and backgrounds, where they meet every summer with a shared love of the island (one lives year round). The two imaginative friends, create a magical world of their own, dreaming and planning their futures.

Emma’s mom desire is for her daughter to play with the rich and famous, and daughters of the more affluent. Maggie is a poor seamstress’ daughter. They finally grow a part, since they are from different worlds—off to college, careers, and their own lives.

Emma (Emily) falls for Maggie’s brother, Ben—then there is the handsome, charming and sexy Wall Street trader, Cameron Chadwick, which changes both girls’ relationship. A complicated relationship of secrets, greed, money, and friendship. A complex saga of twists and turns.

In summary, the stunning front cover draws you in; however, unfortunately the novel did not live up. Listened to the audio book and the narrator, Kate Rudd had the most annoying voice, which made it difficult through the book. (I pre-ordered, and when doing so, you do not get to sample the audio); definitely returned the audio book. Combined with strained and unlikable characters, with no emotional substance or consistency—does not make for a good combination.

I dislike writing poor reviews; however, have to be honest here. Not sure what is going on with the two much loved Nantucket writers (Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand). I have read ALL their books, and the last few books have been lacking and very disappointing. Their earlier books were so engaging and well written—not sure why the drastic change. Unfortunately, not able to recommend this one, or the last few. Please bring back the older style!

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Friendship takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, emotionally charged novel that features all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance, readers have come to expect from this insightful, much-loved writer.
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie Drew and Emma Hudson become fast friends—though Emma’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.
Even as Emma falls for Maggie’s brother Ben and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of the handsome, charismatic, charming, and incredibly sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick—upending both of their lives.
Struggling with the difficult choices they have made and the secrets they have kept, Maggie and Emma find the road to love and fulfillment is full of bumps and twists, as well as entirely unexpected and quite wonderful turns of the heart. They also learn that while true love may be rare, a true friendship is rarer still.
Praise for Nancy Thayer
“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
“A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love.”—The Plain Dealer
Summer Breeze
“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.”—The Star-Ledger
“An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
Island Girls
“A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”—Susan Wiggs
“Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”—Romance Reviews Today

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"When Maggie and Emily meet as girls on the Nantucket beach, they are instant best friends--even though Emily's mother would much prefer she play with the daughters of senators and statesmen than a seamstress's kid like Maggie. But after many golden summers spent building sandcastles and sharing their dreams for the future, Emily and Maggie grow apart ... It seems they have little in common--until Cameron Chadwick appears on the island"--… (more)

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