- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (June 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345528735
- ISBN-13: 978-0345528735
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 391 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Island Girls: A Novel Hardcover – June 18, 2013
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PRAISE FOR NANCY THAYER
“Nancy Thayer is one of my favorite writers, and Island Girls is one of her best. The Randall sisters are like your own family members or your best friends: funny, smart and emotional, infuriating and good-hearted. Here is a book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
“Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”—Romance Reviews Today
“In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient.”—Kirkus Reviews
Moon Shell Beach
“Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide. Read Moon Shell Beach and get swept away.”—New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand
“A beautifully textured story about love, friendship, and forgiveness, a great beach read. It will make you want to pack your bags for Nantucket.”—New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah
“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
“A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love.”—The Plain Dealer
“Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand.”—The Star-Ledger
“An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
About the Author
Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of Summer Breeze, Heat Wave, Beachcombers, Summer House, Moon Shell Beach, and The Hot Flash Club. She lives in Nantucket.
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I have to say, I definitely will be finding more Nancy Thayer books to devour after having been immersed inside her world with Island Girls. Her writing is spot on and the characters she creates are full of life. It's easy to become enraptured by the lives of the women she writes about.
In Island Girls, we meet Jenny, Meg and Arden- sisters by chance. Meg and Arden are Rory's natural daughters. Rory, a somewhat serial philanderer, left Arden's mom to marry Meg's mother, Cyndi and then met Jenny's mom and married Jenny's mom when Jenny was 9 years old. He then, adopted Jenny.
Now fast forward to after Rory's death, the girls who might have been best of friends and the closest of allies had the "Exile" not occurred.
The second summer after Jenny's mother married Rory, Arden who was a 15 year old on a hell bent course for destruction and going for "shock value" with not only her "slutty" appearance but also by her attitude must have been a handful for the new stepmother. It seems that both Meg and Arden were made to leave and were never allowed to return to the Nantucket home, and creating a discord between the sisters. It became Meg and Arden against Jenny and Jenny's mother.
Now years later, because of a condition in Rory's will where the three sisters must spend three months together on the island in the home in order to inherit the home, they are all forced to confront the past demons.
This was truly a page turner. I was pulled in from the very first page and didn't one time find myself being bored. The storyline played out perfectly.
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Plan on reading more of her beach themed books.