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Thayer, Nancy 1943-

Works: 134 works in 1,137 publications in 11 languages and 71,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Chick lit  Fiction  Christmas fiction  Christian fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3570.H3475, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Nancy Thayer
Most widely held works by Nancy Thayer
The guest cottage : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what's missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing 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. Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo-smart and sweet, but grappling constantly with his mother's death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan Swenson. Best-laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they've mistakenly rented the same house. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons' Nantucket house. But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share
Nantucket sisters : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,526 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"--
Heat wave : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,506 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 )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,500 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 )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 2,441 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
Secrets in summer : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,433 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?"--
The island house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,360 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 )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,356 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,346 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 2,321 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
The Hot Flash Club chills out : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 2,300 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.--From publisher description
Summer house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,220 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
A Nantucket wedding : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,216 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"--
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,068 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
Surfside sisters : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 2,068 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
The Hot Flash Club strikes again : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,021 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
Family secrets by Nancy Thayer( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three generations of women linked by the secrets they discover about themselves and each other
Belonging by Nancy Thayer( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A career woman discovers the joys of motherhood. She is Joanna Jones, 40, a TV hostess made pregnant by a married producer. Instead of aborting she buys a house, takes a leave of absence and has twins, achieving the sense of belonging which had eluded her
An island Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store. As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family's home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. 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. As the big day approaches and Jilly's older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer's heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season. Praise for Nancy Thayer's A Nantucket Christmas. "A wonderfully inspiring story of Christmas and the warmth of the season. a beautiful book for the keeper shelf."--Romance Reviews Today "A heartwarming tale that pulls you right in from the very first page and stays with you long after you have finished reading."--Fresh Fiction. "Thayer's descriptive writing style and charming characters make her books a delight to read, and this Christmas tale is no exception."--Wichita Falls Times News Record. "As sweet and warm as a fresh-baked cookie. heart-twisting moments and a Yuletide miracle will get readers in the holiday mood."--RT Book Reviews . "Thayer gives readers of women's fiction another enjoyable foray to Nantucket."--Library Journal"--
A Nantucket Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the lighthouse sporting a huge wreath to the Christmas Stroll along its quaint streets, holidays on Nantucket are always magical. However, while the town might be aglow like a scene from Dickens tale, unfortunately for newly married island newcomer Nicole Somerset, Christmas means a dreaded visit from her step-daughter. Headstrong Kennedy brings with her a family of her own--husband Archer and adorable 3 year old son, Maddox--but Kennedy's yet to get over her parents' divorce. Pregnant and highly emotional, in an attempt to reconcile her father and mother, Kennedy sets in motion a scheme to sabotage Nicole's meticulous holiday preparations. When Kennedy's glamorous mother appears on the Somerset doorstep, Kennedy thinks her devious plan might just work. Holidays may be a perfect time for reconciliation, but they are also known for miracles. Even before the gifts are unwrapped, other visitors will make unexpected appearances and sweet little Maddox gets his most fervent Christmas wish"--
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