Friendship takes center stage in New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance, that listeners have come to expect from this insightful, much-loved writer.
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie McIntyre and Emily Porter become fast friends - though Emily’s well-heeled mother would prefer that she associate with the upscale daughters of bankers and statesmen rather than the child of a local seamstress. But the two lively, imaginative girls nevertheless spend many golden summers together building castles in the sand, creating magical worlds of their own, and forging grand plans for their future.
Even as Emily falls for Maggie’s brother, Ben, and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of the handsome, charismatic, charming, and incredibly sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick - upending both of their lives.
Struggling with the difficult choices they have made and the secrets they have kept, Maggie and Emily find the road to love and fulfillment is full of bumps and twists, as well as entirely unexpected and quite wonderful turns of the heart. They also learn that while true love may be rare, a true friendship is rarer still.
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Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
No. I bought this one because I used to live on Nantucket and wanted to hear local color, etc. I had read some of Ms. Thayer's earlier books. This one was so cliche-riddent and predictable. I felt as if it could be a young adult book. There was almost no plot twists or originality in the development.
I will not read any more. There are very few american women authors I find as rewarding as the British writers. I could name them for you, but anyone who reads my reviews knows who they are and what I like.
This reader was very annoying. Her male voices, in particular, were alienating. Yet again, the male characters were so stereotypical and underdeveloped, she didn't have much to work with, did she?
A sadly disappointing book. I skipped about 1/4 after the half because it was already too obvious how it would end. And end as I predicted it did. Sad that the females were so darn stereotypical. The most interesting character in the book, Frances, was not given enough space. Also, almost nothing about Emily's parents.
A letdown on most fronts, even the descriptive prose.
Not a page turner, but I kept listening to find out what happened with the girls. Several sex scenes and explicit language so not appropriate to listen in the car with kids.
The description of this book sounded intriguing, but the story wasn't intriguing at all. It's about two women who meet as girls on Nantucket Island, and then the story continues through their lives. There's no depth whatsoever. The dialogue is not at all believable as the terms used went out in the early 1990's. It's sappy and dull. Not my type of book.
The bond between Maggie, Emily and Ben throughout their early years to later years.
It happened on Nantucket Island which always brings a story with the Island environment. I liked the love between the rich Emily and the Islanders. There is an interesting contrast from those who live on the Island year round and the "summer people". I also like the Mother's (Frances) character. Solid foundation of a working Islander not rich yet rich in what was important~family. She spoke with a soft loving voice.
Kate Rudd always puts one into the book and it's adventure. She makes life a getaway during the book.
No, it was a bit light for me. I prefer more happening in a storyline. It didn't have enough to gear me to keep reading; though it was a good summer read.
This was my first Nancy Thayer book; I will read more but I hope for more substance.
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