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A Nantucket wedding : a novel, Nancy Thayer

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A Nantucket wedding : a novel
Title
A Nantucket wedding
Title remainder
a novel
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Nancy Thayer
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's summer on Nantucket and Alison is finally engaged to the love of her life. Things would be perfect--if only she could make peace between her daughters. Felicity, wild at heart yet a loving mother to her own children, and Jane, the extremely organized and high-earning businesswoman, arrive on the island hoping to get through these next few weeks without ruining their mother's big day. But when Felicity's husband reveals a long-term affair and Jane falls for her soon-to-be step-brother, everyone gets way more drama than they bargained for"--
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  • Thayer’s (Secrets in Summer, 2017) latest Nantucket confection does not disappoint. Alison has spent her life caring for others, and David Gladstone wants to make sure their wedding is perfect for her. Their adult children, though, threaten their bliss. Alison’s daughters, steady Jane and flighty Felicity, come for a Nantucket weekend of wedding planning, only to be interrupted by David’s son, the dashing, divorced Ethan. Still, his flirty presence is preferable to David’s daughter, Poppy, who is pregnant with her third child and unhappy about how her father’s new wife will affect her taking over the family company. After a competitive childhood, Jane and Felicity bond over marital problems: Felicity’s husband works too much on his natural food startup, and Jane’s husband is not thrilled that she suddenly wants a child. Alison tries to stay out of it—her children are old enough to deal with their own problems—but old habits die hard. With plenty of beach house porn (decks with views! cork floors in the kitchen!), A Nantucket Wedding is a Nancy Meyers film in book form and should be recommended accordingly. -- Maguire, Susan (Reviewed 3/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 13, p38)
  • A middle-aged widow meets a handsome CEO and is finally getting another chance at love, but she has her work cut out for her when she tries to blend two families of adult children. After Alison loses her husband of 29 years, she resigns herself to the quiet life of grandmother and underappreciated family matriarch. Following almost six years of this sedate existence, she meets David Gladstone at a summer cocktail party in Nantucket, and she's shocked to discover she has romantic chemistry with another living soul. After a whirlwind courtship, Alison and David decide to marry and live out their retirement together. They begin preparing for their wedding and bring their four adult children to Nantucket to become better acquainted with each other. Alison's daughters have never gotten along well, and the situation grows all the more complicated when David's children step into the mix. Alison's younger daughter, Felicity, is the mother of toddlers who is navigating her own strained marriage. She has long viewed her older sister, Jane, as an uptight career woman who wants little to do with Felicity or her family. However, when the sisters meet Poppy, David's daughter and successor CEO of his thriving hand cream company, Felicity and Jane find themselves on the same team against a common enemy. And let's not forget Ethan, David's divorced playboy son who flirts relentlessly with Alison's daughters, causing additional complications. As the summer progresses, Jane and Felicity each grapple with issues in their marriages and begin to question many of their preconceived notions about the other. As the chaos in the Gladstone home increases in tandem with the summer temperatures, the reader can't help but wonder if Alison and David's relationship can survive the heat. A delightful beach-town tale about family relationships and second chances. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2018)
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10638541
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1943-
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Thayer, Nancy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H3475
LC item number
N37 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Weddings
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Secrecy
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Nantucket Island (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Nantucket wedding : a novel, Nancy Thayer
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9781101967102
Lccn
2018005073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022943982
  • (OCoLC)1022943982
Label
A Nantucket wedding : a novel, Nancy Thayer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9781101967102
Lccn
2018005073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022943982
  • (OCoLC)1022943982

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