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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (December 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380706830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380706839
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,621,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The one flaw in the marriage of blond, voluptuous Sara Kendall and her blond, virile husband Steve, the one ill wind ruffling the calm of their home on Nantucket, is Sara's inability to conceive a child. Thayer's plodding narrative focuses on Sara's ritual temperature-taking and calendar-watching and her monthly disappointments. Her frustrationsjealousy of all child-bearing women and especially of Mary, Steve's bitchily fertile former girlfriendboil up into accusations against her hapless husband. Then Sara finds a fascinating story about a Kansas farm girl turned international temptress interpolated among the otherwise uninteresting pages of a novel she is editing, recognizes its enormous literary merit and autobiographical verisimilitude, forces her way into the writer's reclusive presence and sees the rewritten novel through to its prize-winning publication. Two further happy events ensue, which will not surprise readers of Thayer's (Stepping) romances. Here, the prose verges on the insipid and the characters resemble Barbie dolls.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Sara, free-lance editor for a Boston publisher, is a bright young woman, but obsessed with her inability to conceive a child. Fanny Anderson, prolific writer of potboiler romances is also obsessed. Having passed age 50, she so fears aging that she has shut herself up in her Victorian home with her typewriter. Sara's frustrations are somewhat allayed when she finds a few pages of a really good Fanny novel mixed in with the passionate pap. She determines to meet her to help her give birth to a truly distinguished book. Bonded in friendship, both women are able to deal with the crippling effects of their obsessions. Filled with graphic details of intimate feminine problems, this is recommended primarily for women. Marion Hanscom, SUNY at Binghamton Lib.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

This is not a formula writer just a master story teller.
Fredda Briscoe Morgan
The other side issues, the other characters, and the other events are simply background to this theme.
JillPenn
I found myself skipping a lot of it although I did read the whole thing to see how it would end.
Nancy A. Shield

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jbarr5 (julie Barrett) on June 24, 2014
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Morning by Nancy Thayer
Editor living on the island and husband is a carpenter. She edits a romance and finds another book within the one she's editing.
She hopes to conceive but they are having problems.
Lots of jealousy as his old girlfriend is on the island and has had many kids. She tries a lot of different methods to conceive but nothing works. Very detailed descriptions of the exams and what she goes through.
Like hearing of the lifestyle on the island itself. So diversified. Many scenes with others and their sexual problems. Very emotional.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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By JBEE on November 12, 2014
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I wish I had read some of the other reviews before I spent $11.99 on this tedious read. The trying to get pregnant story just dragged on. You actually begin to dislike the character early in the book. I couldn't finish it... later came to realize it was an early book brought back. Shame on me for missing that and paying top dollar. (I gave it one star because you couldn't leave the field blank.) I need to take a beak from this author.
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By JillPenn on October 9, 2014
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Tiresome main character. This book is about a woman who wants to become pregnant, but has not been able to. The other side issues, the other characters, and the other events are simply background to this theme. I'm as sympathetic as the next person when it comes to this woman's problem, but about half way through the book, she just became whiny and tiresome about it. Skip this one.
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By Fredda Briscoe Morgan on August 21, 2014
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This writer is an exceptional read. She tells a story that touches your life in each book she writes while it gives you hope for the future. This is not a formula writer just a master story teller. If you have ever wanted a child, you must read this book. Okie Reading Specialist
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I love reading Nancy Thayer's books. This one though was not one of my favorites. I found myself skipping a lot of it although I did read the whole thing to see how it would end.
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I found this book very tedious but I did finish because I love the author. There was a note at the beginning about this being an early book. The author certainly did improve!
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By BD on August 1, 2014
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A truly inspirational tale of two people in love and trying to bring their lives together. A heartwarming and tender story!
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By Carole Goodman on September 24, 2014
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.Interesting story. I know some women having the same problem
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An Island Christmas is my 26th novel, set here on this wild island where I've lived for 30 years. I write about what I know & love: happy, slightly eccentric (aren't we all?), families, including cats and dogs. I post daily on Facebook and love to get to know my readers, and I send out a newsletter you can sign up for on my website: Nancy Thayer. Nantucket Sisters was my 2014 summer novel, all about a rich girl and a poor girl becoming best friends one Nantucket summer. This island is a wealth of inspiration!

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