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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Thayer Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which time she has jetted around the world and experienced life, if not love. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent e-mails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman who is renting their guest house, has set her sights on the sisters’ widowed father, Jim. The Fox girls closed ranks years ago after the haunting, untimely death of their mother, but seeing their dad move on with his life forces each of them to take stock.

Over the course of the summer, the sisters’ lives grow as turbulent as the unpredictable currents encircling Nantucket. When Abbie encounters an incredibly appealing married man, she breaks her own rules in the name of love, fearing all the while that she’ll regret it. Meanwhile, type-A Emma learns a new definition of success, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. Even Marina, who has come to Nantucket to forget heartbreak and betrayal, faces an astonishing turn of events that will find her torn between fate and freedom. At summer’s end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves.

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  • “Thayer illustrates sibling bonds and rivalries with insight and compassion. Each of the three sisters is compelling, and their stories emotional. The novel moves quickly, with a mix of current action and backstory reflection. The Nantucket setting is perfect for summertime reading.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “As each search for fulfillment (and a man), they encounter vexing villains, class struggle, and good old-fashioned romance. Thayer gives narration duties to each sister and Marina in turn, keeping the proceedings fun and engrossing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shannon | 2/15/2014

    " So ridiculously predictable I found myself laughing in parts! The story could have been ok, but the character development was so poor that it really hindered the plot. Bummer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/8/2014

    " This book (and others by this author and Elin Hilderbrand) make me want to visit Nantucket so bad! Besides that, I enjoyed this book because it was dramatic and suspenseful. Cheesy, slightly mindless chick lit at its best, I love reading about how women, especially sisters, confide in, pick each other up, and help one another out through the messiness of life. Not sure why? It made me appreciate my own life, simple things that make it great- like the beach! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/6/2014

    " A good, quick read - would be ideal for the beach. An engrossing plot, but it makes me realize what a great author Elin Hilderbrand is...same setting (Nantucket), same subject matter (family drama), yet something was missing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/1/2014

    " Very predictable, but a cute ending! It's a quick, easy read! "

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