STARRED REVIEW
July 2008

The sand, the surf, the books

By Jane Green
By Maryann McFadden
By Nancy Thayer
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Escape to the enchanting beaches of Nantucket Island with best-selling author Jane Green's latest novel, The Beach House. Nan, a spunky 65-year-old, has outgrown her beauty as well as the inhibitions of youth, and earned a reputation as the crazy woman of the island. When her seemingly endless finances dwindle, she is forced to rent rooms for the summer to keep her beloved home. To her surprise, Nan finds delight and comfort in the new faces of her adopted family and one very unexpected guest.

Originally self-published by real estate agent-turned-novelist Maryann McFadden, The Richest Season aims to reach any woman who has toyed with thoughts of leaving home for self-discovery. With the kids grown and her workaholic husband facing another transfer, Joanna decides to shed her corporate-wife image and leaves husband and home for stunning Pawley's Island, South Carolina. Living with an elderly widow and courted by a local fisherman, she anticipates the happiness that has always seemed to elude her – until her penitent husband arrives on the island.

Nancy Thayer's dramatic Moon Shell Beach proves there is magic to be found when years of estrangement are finally bridged. Bound by their love for a secret hideaway on Nantucket, Lexi and Clare had the closest of childhood friendships. But when Lexi returns to the island at age 30, recently divorced from her wealthy husband, Clare must find the courage to forgive her lost friend and open her life and home to the struggling woman.

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The Beach House

The Beach House

By Jane Green
Viking
ISBN 9780670018857
The Richest Season

The Richest Season

By Maryann McFadden
Hyperion
ISBN 9781401322700
Moon Shell Beach

Moon Shell Beach

By Nancy Thayer
Ballantine
ISBN 9780345498182

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