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The Beach House by Jane Green

The Beach House (2008)

by Jane Green

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My first Jane Green novel. I enjoyed her ability to include several story lines and tie them all together. I did find the story to be a bit predictable so the twist at the end was much welcomed. I'd read another by this author. ( )
  BONS | Mar 24, 2015 |
This book was predictable and a bit trite. ( )
  anitatally | Feb 2, 2015 |
This book was okay, I guess, but a bit more angsty than I expected. It was also kind of depressing for someone who's planning a wedding. All the characters were either having an affair, getting a divorce, or recently divorced. ( )
  megansbooklist | Nov 30, 2014 |
Listened to The Beach House on audio and enjoyed the narrator. The setting in Nantucket was good, and the setup of all the different characters in the beginning for an exciting story. However did not happen.

From the drama of (a widow which needs to supplement her income by renting out her house in the summer as a bed and breakfast with a husband who committed suicide or appeared so), a divorced couple with a brat teenage daughter which I wanted to choke with her two year old temper tantrums, to the couple with the gay husband who is in the closet and the owner’s son with the affair with a married woman he does not like. Everyone is all over the board with emotions.

I enjoy Jane Green; however, this was not her best. Looking forward to her newer books. ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Great beach read!! really liked all the different characters, each having their own storyline. ( )
  MaryEvelynLS | Jun 1, 2014 |
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Fans might argue that books like this are “just for fun,” but I’d counter that trashy beach reads needn’t be logically inconsistent and devoid of surprises. This type of fiction must have a Lifetime Network/Desperate Housewives kind of so-bad-it’s-good appeal for her many readers, but for someone unaccustomed to “chick lit” dreck, it’s so bad it’s just bad.
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Nan, a widow whose family has flown the nest, is an independent, free-spirited woman who couldn't care less what people think about her living alone in her beloved beach house. But, when she discovers that money is running out and she might lose her home, she knows it's time for a drastic change. Nan decides to rent out rooms for the summer and people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, laughter and tears. Among them is Daniel, a recently divorced father, who's struggling to find out who he really is, and Daff, the single mother of a truculent teenager who blames her mother unreservedly for her parents' divorce. As the house comes to life again, Nan finds her family growing. Her son comes home for the summer and an unexpected visitor turns up, turning all their lives upside down ...Compelling, absorbing and poignant, "The Beach House" is a story of friendship, love and those moments that can change your life.

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Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. At sixty-five-years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn't she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach. Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside-down.… (more)

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