Search Results: "Nancy Thayer"


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NANTUCKET SISTERS by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Money corrupts, but love prevails, making it easy to overlook the flaws in this friendship."
Thayer (Island Girls, 2013, etc.) returns to the sunny shores of Nantucket, where two friends from different backgrounds share childhood memories and the same man. Read full book review >

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SECRETS IN SUMMER by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An easily digestible, warmhearted tale of eye-opening friendships."
A young divorcée embarks on a journey of self-discovery during one eventful summer. Read full book review >

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FAMILY SECRETS by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"A strong performance and a welcome reprise for Thayer's original audience. (First printing of 50,000)"
Thayer's back in form here with a story about mothers and daughters that will remind fans of her earlier, much-admired Three Women at the Water's Edge (1981)—except that, this time, there's less contemplation by the edge of the water. Read full book review >

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BELONGING by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"9% pure formula."
Thayer always writes compellingly about women's lives, but sometimes the stories feel close to the bone while, other times, they're as dazzling but weightless as soap bubbles. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"It's a pleasant escape to a state of mind in which rebuilding a life is as simple as pitching an umbrella and spreading out a towel."
Everything is better at the beach—even divorce—in the bestselling author's (Nantucket Sisters, 2014, etc.) latest love story set in Nantucket.Read full book review >

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THE HOT FLASH CLUB STRIKES AGAIN by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2004

"A tepid read, with cardboard characters and contrived situations."
Thayer picks up where she left off with The Hot Flash Club (2003), introducing a new batch of women who band together to solve one another's in-law problems. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND FRIENDS by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Plot-driven, yes, but there's more than enough compensation in Thayer's insights into the tangled webs woven by friendship. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
From the author of An Act of Love (1997), among others: a clear-eyed look at a friendship between two couples that almost implodes when a child becomes seriously ill and damaging secrets are revealed. Read full book review >

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THE HOT FLASH CLUB by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Predictable and unfunny."
Four friends, getting older: Popular novelist Thayer (Custody, 2001, etc.) attempts a postmenopausal chick-lit romp, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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ISLAND GIRLS by Nancy Thayer
Released: June 18, 2013

"In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient."
A story of family from Thayer (Summer Breeze, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN ACT OF LOVE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Thayer's bland prose style doesn't help. (TV rights to ABC-TV; Literary Guild Alternate Selection)"
Can a tale of the rape of a teenaged girl by her stepbrother, even when it's told by the author of Belonging, 1995, among other contemporary romances, really be anything but sordid and unpleasant? Read full book review >

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CUSTODY by Nancy Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intriguing premise undermined by heavy-handed plot manipulation and shallow people."
A newly appointed family court judge discovers that the male defendant in her first custody case is her secret lover—and that's only the prologue to this mix of old-fashioned romance and trendy issues like adoption, surrogate parenthood, and obsessive-behavior disorder. Read full book review >

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FORCE 12 by James Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2001

"A masterful, enthralling sea story to put alongside the genre's classics."
Smashing, edge-of-the-seat thriller about a gloomy rescue paratrooper with a death wish who risks all to save a monomaniacal software mogul and the mogul's ex-lover in the storm-tossed Bering Sea. Read full book review >