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Island Girls - Nancy Thayer
Island Girls
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“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... show more
“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 WiggsNew York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island.   Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages—that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn’t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters’ acceptance.   To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren’t problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof—and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm—Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above.   Nancy Thayer’s novel insightfully illustrates how the push and pull of family altercations make us whole. It’s how the Randall sisters come to forgive, and learn to open their hearts to love.Praise for Island Girls“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   “In this touching summer read, forgiveness benefits both the person bestowing it and the recipient.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345528735 (0345528735)
ASIN: 345528735
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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TeaRainBook
TeaRainBook rated it
3.5 Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
It was nice to read a stand alone romance/women's fiction book. Although it took place on Thayer's Nantucket world, it was very much contained to the characters introduced in the beginning of the book and no other tie in with another Nantucket book.This was a fluffy beach read and it was fun to read...
Word Revel
Word Revel rated it
3.0 Island Girls (Audio)
Initial thoughts: Good light fun, which makes for an easy listening when you're in the mood too read but way too tired to process difficult concepts.
Turner's Antics
Turner's Antics rated it
Wow, Island Girls was fabulous. This was the first Nancy Thayer book I’ve read, but gee whiz, it certainly won’t be the last. I was completely addicted to Island Girls and couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to these three women. Ms Thayer has a wonderful style of writing and with eac...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.0 Island Girls
Island Girls by Nancy ThayerThis book I wanted to read for the pretty cover and I've been an island girl, growing up off the shore of RI where the tourists come tenfold during the summer months and just 100 are there for the winter months.Talks about each of the women now and how they were summoned...
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