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    • Custody

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom. But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly’s life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Custody

    • By vicki on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Nantucket Wedding

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So boring

    • By LRogers on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Everlasting

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Catherine Eliot was born to a world of privilege and prestige, with a family whose last name and vast fortune provide her with access to almost anything she could wish for. But what Catherine craves most is independence. So while her friends settle into comfortable lives financed by doting parents and indulgent husbands, she moves to New York City, determined to make it on her own. Taking a demanding job in a bustling flower shop, she works hard and learns the trade until, with courage and determination, she’s able to open Blooms, an exclusive floral boutique on the Upper East Side.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Secrets in Summer

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. It's also Darcy's chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragged a bit

    • By Jacqueline on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Between Husbands and Friends

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When Lucy West and Kate Cunningham meet, the two spirited young women recognize kindred spirits in each other. Both Lucy and Kate married early and lack complete confidence in the brave new world of mothering. As their friendship deepens, their lives become fully intertwined. With husbands and children in tow, they spend glorious summers together in a large house on Nantucket island, sailing and feasting on lobster - and when their husbands are back on the mainland, the two women even get a chance to kick up their heels. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh

    • By Mary on 10-06-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • A Nantucket Christmas

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of magical, and the season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. Their home is already full of enticing scents of pine, baking spices, and homemade pie. But the warm, festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm’s length - or, better yet, out of the picture altogether - Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s holiday preparations.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hohumbug

    • By Douglas on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Nell

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Nell St. John is not living the life she imagined for herself - not by a long shot. She was once a glamorous young actress married to influential director, Marlow St. John. Together, the A-list couple was the toast of the town. But then Marlow’s star fades and tensions at home skyrocket. Marlow takes up with another woman and abandons Nell, leaving her to pay the bills and raise their two boisterous young children. A string of attractive suitors is not the answer to her lack of fulfillment, but what is? 

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Family Secrets

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Though Diane Randall’s jewelry business is a great success, her marriage is not, and she finds herself growing lonely as her children near adulthood. Meanwhile, her eighteen-year-old daughter Julia is falling dangerously in love, and Diane’s mother, Jean, is relishing her newfound freedom as a single woman in Europe. Distracted by their individual concerns, the three women are ill-prepared for the crisis that suddenly appears on Diane’s doorstep in the form of a handsome FBI agent asking about an explosive secret that’s laid buried for decades.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Hot Flash Holidays

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming tale packed with fun, secrets, romance, and an ample dose of good cheer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed immensely

    • By Katheryn on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Belonging

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. Despite great professional success and an intense, passionate relationship, she still feels something is missing. When an unexpected pregnancy forces her to reevaluate her life, Joanna decides to leave behind frenetic Manhattan. Beckoning her to the gorgeous island of Nantucket is an old sea captain’s house set above the Atlantic Ocean. There, Joanna builds a new life for her small family. But New York isn’t done with her yet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow plodding

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • An Island Christmas

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Island House

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Jenny has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor in Kansas City, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. She chooses Nantucket and the glamorous life she associates with it, unaware that the summer will take an unexpected turn, and she will have to let her heart decide what it truly wants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Nancy Thayer's style of writing

    • By L.W. on 07-31-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    When four women meet in a hot tub at a spa, they realize they share a common problem: toxic relatives. Polly, 60, has to nurse a haughty, ailing mother-in-law. Beth's fiance's two-faced mother is plotting to sabotage their wedding plans. Julia, 30, has a sweet, traumatized little stepdaughter whose terror of a grandmother is undermining her best efforts. Carolyn, 37, suspects her wealthy father's new wife hides a scheming mind beneath her saccharine smile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Female and over 50?... this is a MUST listen.

    • By Beth Harris on 03-22-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • An Act of Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In their modest farmhouse in rural New England, Owen and Linda McFarland feel that they’ve found a little slice of heaven. Both previously divorced, they now have a second chance at a happy home with his son, Bruce, and her daughter, Emily. While the transition wasn’t easy, Linda and Owen hope the newly blended family has put their troubles behind them. 

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Hot Flash Club

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets - all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now, as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other...and themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Anonymous User on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Nantucket Sisters

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A predictable Tale that doesn't develop much

    • By Toby on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Summer House

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    After years of wandering from whim to whim, 30-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche. The free spirit enjoys running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of her land on the family's seaside compound to get Charlotte started.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read for the beach

    • By Betsy on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Three Women at the Water's Edge

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Now available for the first time in audio, this classic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love, fulfillment, and change for a mother and her two grown daughters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3 women

    • By June W. Crews on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $14.99

    • Island Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps a better read than listen.

    • By Kandis on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Stepping

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Zelda Campbell was just a college student when she met and fell in love with her professor; they married before she graduated. Zelda’s love for Charlie was wonderfully passionate - though it came with extras: his daughters Caroline and Cathy. And so begins Zelda’s dramatic roller-coaster ride in step-parenting (aka “stepping”), marked by joyous highs and tear-stained lows. As Zelda struggles in her new role, the young girls are constant reminders of Charlie’s past life. Further, Charlie’s shrill ex-wife is a demanding presence Zelda cannot ignore.

    Regular price: $29.99

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