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Bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house..

Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he’s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what’s next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.

Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo—smart and sweet but grappling constantly with his mother’s death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan Swenson.

Best-laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they’ve mistakenly rented the same house. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons’ Nantucket house. But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sweet book with romance, laughter and a second chance at love after loss. Thayer knows her Nantucket history, and it shines in this book. She handles emotional situations in a respectful way.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “[A] smart and entertaining tale…The family relationships and challenges ring true and add depth to this light, fun read. The combination of summer-at-the-beach living and a second chance at love will prove irresistible to fans of women’s fiction.”


  • “The larger story offers more than the standard happily ever after: other connections are made and the portrayal of how the two families blend is realistically fraught and at times, sweet…An enjoyable, well-written story that public library patrons will be clamoring for.”

    Library Journal

  • “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

  • “Janet Metzger’s narration fits the plot nicely with its clear enunciation and even, relaxed pace. This is escapist listening all around—any conflicts are easily solved, and Metzger doesn’t overplay emotions as she breezily tells of delicious meals and summer days at the beach.”


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