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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Thayer Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer’s trademark,Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.

Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws’ well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket.

The solution is right at Carley’s front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. 

When her late husband’s former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. 

Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer’s latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanie | 2/20/2014

    " Perfect summer beach read. After her husband dies a woman turns her Nantucket home into a B&B. There were a couple things that bugged me and one major issue that was never really wrapped up but I'm willing to overlook it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 2/19/2014

    " It was okay. A bit over mellow dramatic, but I enjoyed the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeanne | 2/13/2014

    " I usually like Nancy Thayer's books, and this is no exception. This is the story of newly widowed Carley Winsted. At 32, she rebuilds her life with her two daughters on the island of Nantucket. A sad, but feel-good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy Mahan | 2/8/2014

    " Great book. Kept me interested the whole time. I didn't want it to end! "

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