Judith D Collins
Secrets in Summer
By: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 5/16/2017
My Rating: 3 Stars “The queen of beach books” (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface. Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. It’s also Darcy’s chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.
Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor, and an at-risk teen.
As the season nears its end, Darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.
About the Author
I've lived on Nantucket for 33 years--year-round, as we say, so I have a special feeling for this island and for the people who love it. The Island House was inspired by two different friends: the mother of a large family and a young man who goes out on the Atlantic waters in his boat at night. Love and the mysteries of what we call "normal life" are everywhere, but something about the island air intensifies everything. When I'm not writing novels--all 28 are available on amazon--I'm walking the beach with my husband or entertaining our 4 grandchildren & their parents & our friends. Read More