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The Island House
The Island House | Nancy Thayer
Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, The Island House is a beautifully told story about the ties that bind us--and how the blessings of love and family heal us in ways we never dream possible. Courtney Hendricks will never forget the magical summers she spent on Nantucket with her college roommate, Robin Vickerey, and Robin's charismatic, turbulent, larger-than-life family, in their gorgeous island house. Now a college English professor in Kansas City, Courtney is determined to experience one more summer in this sun-swept paradise. Her reason for going is personal: Courtney needs to know whether Robin's brother James shares the feelings she's secretly had for him. Time with the Vickerey family always involves love and laughter, and this season is no different. Vivacious matriarch Susanna Vickerey is celebrating her sixtieth birthday, but beneath the merriment, trouble is brewing. The family patriarch, Dr. Alastair Vickerey, is quiet and detached, while unspoken tension looms over oldest son Henry, a respected young surgeon. Warm and witty Robin, the most grounded of the siblings, is keeping a secret from her parents. Iris, the colorful baby of the brood, remains rudderless and in need of guidance. And the sexy, stunningly handsome, untouchable James--to Courtney's dismay--may be in love with a beautiful and vibrant local artist. As the summer unfolds, a crisis escalates, surprising truths are revealed, and Courtney will at last find out where her heart and her future lie. Praise for Nancy Thayer The Guest Cottage "A sweet book with romance, laughter, and love after loss . . . Thayer knows her Nantucket history, and it shines in this book."--RT Book Reviews "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."--Kirkus Reviews Nantucket Sisters "Thayer obviously knows her Nantucket, and the strong sense of place makes this the perfect escapist book for the summer, particularly for fans of Elin Hilderbrand."--Booklist "Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls' childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch."--Library Journal Island Girls "A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life."--Susan Wiggs "Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful."--Romance Reviews Today From the Hardcover edition.
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Sills
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Although it wasn't my favorite, I've always liked this author for summer reads. I love a good story that takes place on any New England island. The story has connections to Emporia and Kansas City, KS through the young professor Courtney. It kept my interest because I'm from Kansas🌻

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Jas16
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I read this one over the weekend and honestly hated everything about it. For such a short book it was incredibly repetitive and just silly. This one is going straight into the donations pile and #goodriddance. #90sinjuly

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thereadingunicorn
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#9. Getaways Gone Wrong..
So, I look up books about Gateway Gone Wrong for the #sizzlinsummerbooks and this what it given me. @Tiffy_Reads

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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Whenever I read a Nancy Thayer or Elin hilderbrand books set on Nantucket, I always feel like I'm taking a mini-vacation myself. Nancy Thayer does not disappoint with The Island House. A little slow going to start, it may have been my frame of mind at the time. By nights 2 & 3, couldn't put it down . I'd actually love to see a sequel to this book 😁

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Judybskt
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Loved! Easy read for a busy time of year!

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Judybskt
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Love a good beach read...even in December!! 🐚⛵️🎄🎅🏻

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ChrisM
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As we get into summer I find myself craving beach books.... Enjoyable, fun reads with strong women living life with family and friends add in some romance and bonus points if it's set at the beach!!! The Island House by Nancy Thayer hits all of those points and was just what I was craving!!

Soscha I've been eying this one for awhile. 3y
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Dkbbookgirl
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So much more than just a beach read....

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Jennifer_BookishDevices
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Mehso-so

A co-review with fellow blogger, Dottie.
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BookishDevices
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Dottie and Jennifer have similar tastes in books so you‘ll often see them reviewing the same books. But sometimes they have differing opinions. This is one of those times.
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