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Nancy Thayer

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Author Nancy Thayer was born in Emporia, Kansas on December 14, 1943. She attended the University of Wichita and received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English literature. She taught freshmen English at various colleges and wrote fiction during her free time. Some of her short vis mere stories were accepted by various college literary reviews. Her first novel Stepping was published in 1980 and was adapted into a BBC radio series. Since then, she has written numerous books including Moon Shell Beach, The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, Between Husbands and Friends, The Island House and Beachcombers. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Nancy Thayer, Nancy PBS W Thayer


Værker af Nancy Thayer

Beachcombers (2010) 449 eksemplarer
The Hot Flash Club (2003) 407 eksemplarer
Summer House (2009) 362 eksemplarer
Island Girls (2013) 334 eksemplarer
Heat Wave (2011) 329 eksemplarer
Moon Shell Beach (2008) 308 eksemplarer
The Guest Cottage (2015) 291 eksemplarer
Nantucket Sisters (2014) 271 eksemplarer
Summer Breeze (2012) 264 eksemplarer
Secrets in Summer (2017) 228 eksemplarer
A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel (2018) 208 eksemplarer
The Island House (2016) 202 eksemplarer
The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (2004) 194 eksemplarer
Let It Snow (2019) 172 eksemplarer
Hot Flash Holidays (2005) 167 eksemplarer
Surfside Sisters (2019) 165 eksemplarer
The Hot Flash Club Chills Out (2006) 163 eksemplarer
Girls of Summer (2020) 160 eksemplarer
A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel (2013) 155 eksemplarer
Family Reunion: A Novel (2021) 131 eksemplarer
An Island Christmas: A Novel (2014) 114 eksemplarer
An Act of Love (1997) 106 eksemplarer
Belonging (1674) 99 eksemplarer
Three Women At The Water's Edge (1981) 95 eksemplarer
Everlasting (1813) 92 eksemplarer
Summer Love (2022) 90 eksemplarer
Custody (2001) 85 eksemplarer
Stepping (1980) 68 eksemplarer
All the Days of Summer: A Novel (2023) 64 eksemplarer
Family Secrets (1993) 60 eksemplarer
Nell (1799) 58 eksemplarer
A Very Nantucket Christmas (2015) 51 eksemplarer
Morning (1988) 50 eksemplarer
My Dearest Friend (1989) 46 eksemplarer
Spirit Lost (1988) 45 eksemplarer
Bodies and Souls (1983) 32 eksemplarer
Brisa De Verano (2013) 1 eksemplar
Beach House 1 eksemplar
Saaretüdrukud : [romaan] (2019) 1 eksemplar
Orchideenträume. (1996) 1 eksemplar

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The Summer We Started Over by Nancy Thayer is an amazing read about two sisters, Eddie and Barrett, who reconnect when Eddie returns home to Nantucket for the summer months! I loved reading about the island settings, such as Barrett's shop, Nantucket Blues, and the bookshop established in their father's barn. Also the characters, especially Eddie's boss, Dinah Lavender, the best selling author of romance fiction. When the two sisters meet up with their childhood friend, Dove and her son, life really gets complicated, but sure does built into a beautifully, heartfelt saga well worth a readers time!… (mere)
rbooth43 | Apr 4, 2024 |

When four women in their 50s-60s meet by chance at a mutual acquaintance’s retirement party and duck out for some real fun (cocktails and chocolate), they find themselves commiserating over their mid-life issues. Deciding each one could play a part in helping the other through their difficulties, they form the HFC - The Hot Flash Club.

We then follow Faye, the recently widowed artist who is tapped to become a live-in housekeeper for an uber wealthy family to see if their daughter truly loves the son of HFC member Marilyn. Marilyn in turn, who is a tenured professor at MIT, takes on the role of assistant to Alice, the fierce executive to find out if Alice’s job is at risk. Alice assists Shirley, the flighty, hippie-dippie masseuse create a business plan to open a retreat, and Shirley spies on a young woman having an affair with Faye’s daughter.

While like any book where there are multiple protagonists, it takes a minute to keep the characters straight, but Nancy Thayer does an excellent job with that and with keeping the storyline moving quite cohesively. The downside for me was I really wanted more ‘hot flashishness.’

Written in 2003, The Hot Flash Club just sort of faded off into the reader’s imagination as the ending, which was a typical style of that time. This leaves the reader wondering about, well, everything. Did Faye’s daughter and her philandering husband work things out? Is Alice going to stay with the man whom she just met but confessed to having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Will Shirley get the retreat up and running? And will Marilyn settle down with her co-worker? I’m not a fan of the fade to black ending as it leaves people like me with an innate need for clarity too many sleepless nights.

All-in-all, a fun, well-written, easy-to-read page-turner. (And for those of you who actually read reviews, that was likely the most hyphens I’ve ever used in one sentence!)
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LyndaWolters1 | 9 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
Really disliked this book. Ridiculous, childish, whining characters who never grew.
ellink | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is the first book I've read by this author. I enjoyed it very much! I love Christmas stories and this had Christmas and a wedding!
Jilly is preparing for hee daughter, Felicia's wedding. She was hoping for an elaborate affair but Felicia and her fiance Archie prefer a simple ceremony. Jilly must give up her idea of the "perfect " wedding and Christmas and just enjoy the season.
Sassyjd32 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Dec 22, 2023 |


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