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Thayer, Nancy 1943-

Works: 140 works in 1,262 publications in 11 languages and 75,297 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas fiction  Christmas stories  Chick lit  Christian fiction  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3570.H3475, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nancy Thayer
Most widely held works by Nancy Thayer
The guest cottage : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do, but when her husband announces 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
Nantucket sisters : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Maggie and Emily meet as girls on the Nantucket beach, they are instant best friends--even though Emily's mother would much prefer she play with the daughters of senators and statesmen than a seamstress's kid like Maggie. But after many golden summers spent building sandcastles and sharing their dreams for the future, Emily and Maggie grow apart. In her twenties, beautiful and spirited Emily worries she'll never amount to more than the glittering wife of a successful husband, while hardworking redheaded Maggie scrimps and saves her pennies, wondering if she'll ever have the luxury of a passionate romance. It seems they have little in common ... until Cameron Chadwick appears on the island. A wealthy Wall Street broker, Cameron takes moonlit walks on the dunes with Maggie and romances Emily in Manhattan with lavish nights on the town. When both women discover they're pregnant, it looks like the end of their already-distant friendship. But as Maggie and Emily struggle to decide what their lives will be, they realize more than ever before how very much they need a friend"--
Secrets in summer : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter. As Darcy is drawn into the lives of her neighbors, she develops a crush on another vacationer, Clive, a musicologist visiting with his grandmother. Over the course of the summer, Darcy is driven to decide what she truly wants--is she over her ex? Will she choose Nash or Clive?"--
Heat wave : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband's sudden death from a heart attack and to keep her family in their beloved Nantucket home, Carley Winsted transforms her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast . But complications arise: Carley's mother-in-law disapproves; a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships; and, her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times
The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer( Book )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley--four middle-aged women who are all feeling over the hill and out of life--get together to form the Hot Flash Club, where they band together to help each other and get the most out of life
Island girls : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the will of a recently deceased ladies' man mandates a summer-long reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront long-festering resentments and misunderstandings as well as challenges in their private and professional lives, a situation that is complicated by a shocking revelation and the arrival of their mothers
The island house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soak up the sun with this delightful novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer! Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"--
Summer breeze : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England's Dragonfly Lake
Moon Shell Beach : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving behind a broken friendship with Clare Hart when she elopes at the age of nineteen, Lexi Laney returns to Nantucket after an eleven-year absence and a bitter divorce and struggles to rebuild a childhood friendship destroyed by deception and betrayal
Beachcombers : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Fox, the baby of her family, sends her sister Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim
A Nantucket wedding : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's summer on Nantucket and Alison is finally engaged to the love of her life. Things would be perfect--if only she could make peace between her daughters. Felicity, wild at heart yet a loving mother to her own children, and Jane, the extremely organized and high-earning businesswoman, arrive on the island hoping to get through these next few weeks without ruining their mother's big day. But when Felicity's husband reveals a long-term affair and Jane falls for her soon-to-be step-brother, everyone gets way more drama than they bargained for"--
The Hot Flash Club chills out : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a long-time spa client asks the gals of the Hot Flash Club to housesit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they're beyond thrilled; the cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn's upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiancé. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, since Ian's grown son has crashed at the couple's place with no departure date in sight. Soon after they arrive, the other hot flashers surrender to their own summer flings. But this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences--each woman must determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold onto what she has found. But these concerns may be eclipsed by the mystery surrounding the disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where they are staying, and rumors that the place harbors spirits other than Tanqueray
Surfside sisters : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

21 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman from Nantucket returns home to find that reunions aren't always so simple in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nantucket Wedding and Secrets in Summer. Growing up, Lara always dreamed of leaving Nantucket to become a writer. Now that she's a bestselling novelist living in New York City, she realizes that success isn't what she thought it would be. Confused, and with a harrowing case of writer's block, Lara misses the island way of life more than ever. But going back to Nantucket out of the blue isn't so easy, as a deep rift with her childhood best friend, Isabelle, has kept the two from speaking for years. When her mother is laid off from her job and becomes depressed, Lara reluctantly comes home, leaving a failed relationship and hopefully her other troubles behind. But facing her estranged best friend is harder than she expects. And falling for Isabelle's brother, Sebastian--who was also Lara's teenage crush--only complicates things. Lara soon realizes that she must remedy the mistakes of her past in order to find true happiness
Summer house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together three generations of strong-willed women, each wrestling with life-changing decisions, Thayer's luminous new novel shows that no matter where life's path may lead, love always finds a way back home
Let it snow : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toyshop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible for Christina to continue business on the wharf. Even so, Christina firmly believes there may be a warm heart underneath Oscar's steely exterior. When she bonds with Wink, his sweet, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, it becomes clear that perhaps he isn't so cold after all. And with the help of Wink's uncle, who happens to be a charming (and extremely wealthy) bachelor, this may be the best Christmas any of them could have ever imagined
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panoramic saga of passions surging from one generation to the next follows Catherine Eliot, a woman with a deep love of flowers, on her search for fulfillment from Manhattan to the English countryside
The Hot Flash Club strikes again : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four women meet in a hot tub at a spa, they realize they share a common problem--toxic relatives--and a common solution-each other
An island Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, Archie. The twinkling lights that beckon from every window, the snow dusting the beautiful streets, the gorgeous red and white satin dress -- every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding. The only problem is, this is not Felicia's dream. Happier hiking in shorts than tending to hearth and home like her more traditional sister Lauren, Felicia has only agreed to a lavish winter wedding to make her mother Jilly happy. And while Jilly is thrilled her daughter's found love, she still has reservations about the brawny, bumbling Archie -- especially when Jilly learns that he and Felicia plan to move far away to California after the wedding. To help take her mind off the impending move, Jilly's husband George brings home a charming but mischievous cat named Jock. But when Lauren shows up with high-spirited kids and plenty of judgments in tow, not even Jock's furry antics can keep the already-high family tensions from skyrocketing. Just when it seems like this family is fated to wake up on Christmas morning to stockings full of coal, a holiday surprise brings them together for a very merry celebration"--
Family secrets by Nancy Thayer( Book )

38 editions published between 1798 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three generations of women linked by the secrets they discover about themselves and each other
Girls of summer : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From star-crossed matches to unexpected love triangles, summer on Nantucket always holds the promise of romance in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home. There's no denying the spark growing between them--despite the fact that Mack is ten years her junior. But her twentysomething children, Juliet and Theo, on the island for the summer, worry that the new relationship will only lead to Lisa's heartbreak. Yet Juliet and Theo are in for tangled love stories all their own. When dreamy Ryder Hastings moves to the island to pursue a new environmental venture, Juliet feels an unwelcome attraction, her rocky romantic history pushing her to steer clear of love. Theo only has eyes for Mack's daughter, Beth, with whom he was bound by an unspeakable tragedy in high school--but can they overcome their past? By August, when an impending storm threatens to shatter the peace of the golden island, everyone discovers what they can and cannot control. Nancy Thayer dazzles again with this new tale of a magical summer"--
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The island house : a novel
Nantucket sisters : a novelSecrets in summer : a novelHeat wave : a novelThe Hot Flash ClubIsland girls : a novelThe island house : a novelSummer breeze : a novelMoon Shell Beach : a novel
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