Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer


Nancy Thayer is another author who writes about life in Nantucket and has become a favourite of mine. In her latest book, Girls of Summer, she tells the story of three women. Lisa is a divorced woman and single mother who has been without a man in her life since her husband left her many years ago. After Lisa experiences a structural issue in her heritage home, she hires Mack as the contractor needed to renovate her home. Mack is a widower who also has been alone for many years. The attraction felt between the two is instant.

Lisa is surprised when her two children arrive home for the summer. Theo has returned from the west coast in order to heal from a surfing injury. Juliet has returned from Cambridge following a recent break up. Mack’s daughter Beth is also home after completing college. Beth and Theo have had a long-standing mutual attraction.

Will the six characters in this book find what they’re looking for in Nantucket?

I enjoyed this book, however it is not my favourite from this author. It just felt a little too predictable for me and unrealistic at times. For example, after a storm hits Nantucket and one character nearly dies by drowning and shortly thereafter she joins the other five in walking over to a local restaurant for dinner. Perhaps staying home to rest or being taken to a doctor for a once over might have been more in line with what I would expect. Having said that, the story is sweet and a feel good type of book. The characters were all likeable and the story flowed.

I used an Audible credit for this audiobook. Kate Rudd, as the narrator of this book,  gives a good performance.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️💫/5.

18 comments:

  1. The plot sounds really good but I hate predictable books too! The part where she walks to dinner after nearly dying sounds laughable. Don't think I'll be reading this, but thanks for the review x

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  2. Sounds like this book has potential but it’s a shame it’s predictable and unrealistic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. It is a shame. I much preferred the author's earlier books.

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  3. That sounds like such a great book! Thanks for sharing it! I am always looking for new books to read!

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    1. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

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  4. This sounds very much like a holiday read and just what I need to get me back into reading again! Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  5. Thank you for your comment. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Sounds like a great book for the summer, I need to read more, this makes me want to!

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  7. Sounds like this had great potential and could be a good holiday read!

    Tash - www.agirlwithview.co.uk

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    1. While this wasn't my favourite of the author's books, I do recommend her as an author. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Well-written review! Probably not a book I’d choose but I might try a different one from the same author. I appreciate the honesty in your critique! Instead of just saying “I like the book, read it.” You gave me a good flavor of what to expect without giving anything major away.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Kelsey! I appreciate your comment. Have a great weekend!

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    2. I like the love story between Lisa and Mack but Beth and Theo is a bit too much for me. I also agree with you that is might have been more appropriate to recover after a near death experience rather than going to a restaurant. Thank you for your honest review of this book.
      Darina from daramiblog

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    3. I absolutely agree! Thanks for commenting!

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  9. Girls of Summer sounds like an interesting book. Glad you enjoyed the read overall!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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