Friday, April 6, 2018

A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

Wedding bells are ringing, a family is reunited, and new love is blooming—for better or worse—in this captivating novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Island House and Secrets in Summer.

A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.

As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?

Against the gorgeous backdrop of the sunswept island of Nantucket, Nancy Thayer sets the stage for a walk down the aisle no one will ever forget.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of shimmering lives and loves

This is a really easy book to read – in fact, at 2am this morning, I had to force myself to stop reading! But I finished it as soon as I woke up. Lovely, rambling, big family story, with lots of interesting couples and non-couples. Ms. Thayer uses a brilliant device to draw in all the soon-to-be-family and give us a peek into their world one summer. The highs, the lows, the dreams, and the reality. It is messy, beautiful, poignant, passionate, and intense. But most of all, it is about love in all its forms and how it starts with loving oneself.

David and Alison are the calm, rational, and clearly in love couple whose wedding plans bring their families together. Their unwavering, learned-over-time approach to life is such a perfect foil for the drama of the next generation. Alison segues into her new role in life with grace, determination, and plan for great family weekends with lots of food and laughter. David is straightforward, caring, and generous. I loved them!

Lots of lovely vignettes of modern life and the way we wrap ourselves in habits and rules, and how something as simple as the ocean can clear the mind and bring back some magic. I will definitely be looking out for more of Ms. Thayer's stories to bring a smile to my face in the future.

Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of Secrets in Summer, The Island House, The Guest Cottage, An Island Christmas, Nantucket Sisters, A Nantucket Christmas, Island Girls, Summer Breeze, Heat Wave, Beachcombers, Summer House, Moon Shell Beach, and The Hot Flash Club. She lives on Nantucket.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer to read and review.

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