Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review: Island Girls By: Nancy Thayer

Island GirlsIsland Girls by Nancy Thayer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*** This was won on Goodreads ***

I think if one wants to lose themselves this summer in the perfect beach read - this is it. A remarkable, intricate woven tale set in Nantucket.
Rory Randall has passed away leaving behind an assortment of women, from his wives to his children. A stipulation within his will has his three girls staying in the Nantucket home in order to sell and split the monies between them.
Arden is eldest, born from his first wife, Nora, has made great achievements and has a tv show of her own - which could be in jeopardy with the new girl she is being forced to train and gear the show in a different direction. Meg, from his second wife, Cyndi (the babysitter of Arden), is a college professor working on getting tenure and trying to hold off her attraction to a co worker that came straight out of one of her favorite novels. Jenny, Justine's daughter and Rory's adoptive daughter, has a computer company, works out of the house, and has had their father's undivided attention for years.
A split and argument occurred causing the girls to lose their bond and as the past wounds get opened and heal, their futures are being laid before them.
I really liked this book. The many facets of women and the man they all loved. I also loved how the development of each character unfolds and leaves the reader satisfied. I recommend losing yourself in this book with the sound of the waves in the background and the sun warming your skin.

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