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Thayer, Nancy 1943-

Works: 88 works in 691 publications in 14 languages and 62,432 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Humorous 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 Hot Flash Club chills out : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 5,015 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
Moon Shell Beach : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,349 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
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,280 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
Heat wave : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband's sudden death from a heart attack, Carley finds herself in a difficult financial situation and decides to turn their historic Nantucket house into a bed-and-breakfast, but events during a late summer heat wave change the lives of Carley and her family
Nantucket sisters : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,229 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"--
The guest cottage : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,177 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
Island girls : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,153 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
Summer house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,129 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
Beachcombers : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 2,105 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
Belonging by Nancy Thayer( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,100 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
The Hot Flash Club strikes again : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,097 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
Custody : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly MacLeod, a new family court judge, is confronted with a difficult custody case that causes her to question her personal beliefs. Anne Madison, a respected state reformer and her physician husband both want custody of their twelve-year-old daughter
Between husbands and friends by Nancy Thayer( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respectable woman longing to be a bad girl-- just once--gets her wish and pays for it when she bears a child with cystic fibrosis. It is a genetic disease and she must name the father, thereby revealing that she slept with the husband of a close friend. By the author of An Act of Love
Hot flash holidays : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Hot Flash friends gather at the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they share steaming mugs of hot chocolate, a few laughs, and a vow to make this holiday one to remember
A Nantucket Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,718 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"--
An island Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,610 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"--
My dearest friend by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Hot Flash Club chills out : a novel
Moon Shell Beach : a novelEverlastingHeat wave : a novelSummer house : a novelBeachcombers : a novelBelongingThe Hot Flash Club strikes again : a novelCustody : a novel