Saturday, August 10, 2019

Book Review: "Surfside Sisters," by Nancy Thayer

About the Book:
Keely Green always dreamed of leaving the beautiful shores of Nantucket to become a writer. Now she’s a bestselling novelist living in New York City, attending glamorous cocktail parties and mingling with the literary elite. Keely is also dating a charming, perfectly fine pediatric surgeon who looks good on paper but isn’t "the one." She just can’t bear to break it off -- until he declares his desire to settle down. Then Keely’s editor rejects her latest novel. With her personal and professional lives suddenly in shambles, Keely longs for the soothing island way of life.

Growing up, Keely and her best friend, Isabelle, were inseparable. Nothing could come between them -- except, as it turned out, Keely’s high-school boyfriend, Tommy. Returning home would mean facing Isabelle’s bitter betrayal and seeing for herself the family Tommy and Isabelle have created, the life that might have been Keely’s.

But when Keely’s mother falls into a deep depression, Keely knows what she must do, even though she is reluctant to face her estranged friend. And encountering Isabelle’s older brother, Sebastian -- Keely’s longtime crush -- only complicates things.

In one incredible summer, Keely must confront the mistakes of the past if she has any chance of finding true happiness in the place she will always call home.

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My Thoughts:
If you're looking for a light summer read, Surfside Sisters is the perfect pick. It's a story about friendship and unfulfilled dreams, as Keely and Isabelle experience childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. It shows that life doesn't always turn out the way we expect, but the journey can be a time of tremendous growth and learning. Keely and Isabelle have many differences, which often pull them apart, but their love and loyalty never truly die. As they struggle through personal and career challenges, they come to realize that they are better together than apart.

About the Author:
Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, includng A Nantucket Wedding, Secrets in Summer, The Island House, The Guest Cottage, An Island Christmas, Nantucket Sisters, and Island Girls. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Thayer has been a year-round resident of Nantucket for thirty-four years, where she currently lives with her husband, Charley, and a precocious rescue cat named Callie.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Random House Reader's Circle program. All opinions are my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will make a small commission on purchases made through this link.

1 comment:

  1. I really think I will enjoy this book. I like ones with inter-tangled plot lines.


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