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The Guest Cottage: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

The Guest Cottage: A Novel

by Nancy Thayer

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The GUEST COTTAGE seems to be a story of compromise and acceptance. Sophie and Trevor each rent the cottage from as friend (their friends are cousins) and meet at the cottage expecting to spend a leisurely summer at the beach with their children but when they realize that they are going to be living in the same house, they first have to make a decision whether to stay or not. Deciding that the cottage is large enough (some cottage - 6 bedrooms) they begin to learn about each other and the parenting problems that they each have.

This story was very predictable but enjoyable. ( )
  cyderry | Jul 30, 2017 |
Sophie packs up her kids and heads to Nantucket to distance herself from her fickle husband. She finds out she has to share the guest cottage, but a romance soon follows.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Jun 26, 2017 |
This novel was enjoyable though the story was predictable. I enjoyed the characters, particularly the children. Nantucket makes for a gorgeous setting for Thayer's books. ( )
  Janine6877 | May 13, 2017 |
She has two children and a husband who wants a divorce to be with a new woman, someone from his office. She cannot bear to even consider this situation, so she impulsively rents a cottage on Nantucket, packs up the kids and off they go. While unpacking, at the cottage, up pulls another renter, a new widower with his son. Yikes! They have both rented the same cottage from two cousins who do not communicate with each other. Turns out it works. There is plenty of room. The plot intrigue is based on the romance that developed between these two lost souls. My thanks to the author and Goodreads for a complimentary copy. ( )
  musichick52 | May 21, 2016 |
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for a review.

The book takes place over one summer. Sophie and her two children are offered the opportunity to rent a beach cottage on Nantucket, and since Sophie's husband has just told her he is in love with another woman and wants a divorce, Sophie willingly escapes to the island to think.

Trevor and his troubled young son Leo receive the same offer from another family member, and he and Leo arrive to discover Sophie and her children already in the house. The two families decide to share the house and end up spending the summer together.

One of the things I really like about all of Nancy Thayer's books is the setting; most take place on Nantucket. Nantucket is one of those remote islands that are big tourist destinations in the summer, yet people live on the island year round. There is something romantic in that. I find her characters all really likeable - even the not-so-nice ones. In this book, Sophie is struggling with the idea of divorce, and Trevor is struggling with how his son is coping with the death of his mother. There are other side plots and stories intermingled as well.

This would be a great beach read. It is a Feel-Good book from start to finish.
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  Dmtcer | May 4, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345545516, Hardcover)

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:49 -0400)

When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he's leaving her for another woman, Sophie Anderson realizes she has no idea what's next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.… (more)

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