ABOUT THE BOOK
|Exciting new novel By Nancy Thayer|
Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws’ well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket.
The solution is right at Carley’s front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships.
When her late husband’s former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways.
Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer’s latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last.
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A FEW WORDS FROM NANCY
Summer on Nantucket is party time! We have beach parties, gallery openings, benefits for charities, celebrations for our many historic organizations, galas and dances.
We have Daffodil Weekend in April, the Fourth of July with the Boston Pops on the beach, the Cranberry Festival in October, and the romantic Christmas Stroll. And every month on the island, the women of Nantucket’s Petticoat Row celebrate women in business with parties and inspirational talks.
In my new novel, Heat Wave, Carley Winsted has little to celebrate. She is thirty-two, with two daughters, when her husband dies of a heart attack. Suddenly she finds herself in a large house with no money. She has two best friends, Maud and Vanessa—but just when she needs them, one of her friends does something truly terrible to the other, and Carley is caught in the middle.
Carley is not without determination, creativity, and gumption. She decides to turn her historic old Nantucket home into a B&B. In the process, she discovers how happy it makes her to provide pleasure for her guests. Carley knows that sometimes we all need a little vacation in a magic place, to renew and refresh our minds, bodies, and souls. The Seashell Inn becomes just such a place. READ MORE HERE: Heat Wave
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nantucket novelist Nancy Thayer is the author of twenty novels, including The Hot Flash Series (Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again), Custody, Between Husbands and Friends, An Act of Love, Belonging, Three Women at the Water's Edge, and Everlasting, a Main Dual selection of the Literary Guild in 1991. Nancy Thayer’s books concern the mysteries and romance of families and relationships: marriage and friendships, divorce and love, custody and step parenting, family secrets and private self-affirmation, the quest for independence and the normal human hunger for personal connections.
Visit Nancy's website to learn more about this book, the characters or to preorder your copy today! Heat Wave will be released in June!