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Thayer, Nancy 1943-

Works: 104 works in 943 publications in 14 languages and 66,977 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Christmas fiction  Chick lit  Juvenile works 
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 by Nancy Thayer( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,624 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
Heat wave : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,568 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
The guest cottage : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,560 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 )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friendship takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer's captivating, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance that readers have come to expect from this insightful, much-loved writer. When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie Drew and Emma Hudson become fast friends--though Emma'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. Even as Emma falls for Maggie's brother, Ben, and the young women's paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of the handsome, charismatic, charming, and incredibly sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick--upending both of their lives. Struggling with the difficult choices they have made and the secrets they have kept, Maggie and Emma find the road to love and fulfillment is full of bumps and twists, as well as entirely unexpected and quite wonderful turns of the heart. They also learn that while true love may be rare, a true friendship is rarer still. Praise for Nancy Thayer Beachcombers "Thayer's sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace."--Dorothea Benton Frank "A charming and fun summer read. Readers will love this story of family and love."--The Plain Dealer Summer Breeze "Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand."--The Star-Ledger "An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence."--Wichita Falls Times Record News Island Girls "A book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life."--Susan Wiggs "Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful."--Romance Reviews Today"--
Summer breeze : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 2,445 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
Moon Shell Beach : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,444 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
The Hot Flash Club chills out : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 2,442 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
Beachcombers : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 2,408 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 island house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,325 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 house : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,296 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
Secrets in summer : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,275 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?"--
Everlasting by Nancy Thayer( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,196 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 )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,129 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 )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,124 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,053 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
A Nantucket Christmas : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,968 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 )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,950 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"--
Custody : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,938 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
Hot flash holidays : a novel by Nancy Thayer( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,834 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
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Beachcombers : a novel
Alternative Names
Nancy Thayer Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Nancy Thayer romancière américaine

Thayer, Nancy

Нэнси Тэйер

نانسی ثیر نویسنده آمریکایی

Heat wave : a novelMoon Shell Beach : a novelThe Hot Flash Club chills out : a novelBeachcombers : a novelSummer house : a novelEverlastingThe Hot Flash Club strikes again : a novelFamily secrets