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Seaside Cinderella (Nantucket Island #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  167 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
The tranquility of Nantucket Island offered poor but proud Lucie McNeil refuge, a place to dream about a better life. Her quiet existence as companion to an elderly couple was a blessing for the tragedy-haunted Irish immigrant. But all that changed when her employers' handsome, elegantly attired son stepped ashore. For she recognized him instantly as the owner of the Bosto ...more
Paperback, 279 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books (first published April 1st 2008)
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Rachel Brand
It took a while for me to truly get immersed in this story, but by the end I was glad that I'd read it. I think this is partly because the romance between the main characters didn't really start until halfway into the book, but once this happened the pace picked up and I began to enjoy it a lot more. This was a simple story, and I'll admit that while the characters didn't have a lot of depth I did come to relate to them on some level. I loved the setting of Nantucket, which sounds like a lovely ...more
Seaside Cinderella by Anna Schmidt

Seaside Cinderella is the Christian Fiction group read for May in the Fans of Amish Fiction group on GoodReads.

I actually nominated this book back in April and it was chosen! :)

Seaside Cinderella is the first book in the Nantucket Island series by Anna Schmidt. We meet Lucy McNeil who is working for a wonderful elderly couple, Jonathan & Emma Hunter, who are still madly in love after years of marriage. Emma's health is declining, and she is increasingly less
I have to admit by the synopsis alone, this book really seemed like a load of cheese. And sometimes nothing but cheese can be a great and relaxing read. But this was not all cheese. It was a very pleasant, easily enjoyable story. Filled with heartwarming faithful characters that really made me care about what happened to them, and what was going to happen to them - while I was reading it.

However, this book only got a three star rating because of the cover - Lucie is described as having dark hair
Lucie immigrated from Ireland with her parents but soon after they died and she ended up working in Boston at a factory. A fire left her jobless and scarred till she found her way to Nantucket Island where she finds a job looking after an older couple. Before long the couples son Gabriel comes for a visit and she realized he was one of the owners of the factory where she worked.

Gabriel has come to Nantucket Island to convince his ailing parents to move to Boston where he can better take care of
May 10, 2011 Jeanine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Jeanine by: Goodreads Aminsh Group
This is a Love Inspired book and therefore it is fluff. Sometimes we just need to read fluff.

The tranquility of Nantucket Island offered poor but proud Lucie McNeil refuge, a place to dream about a better life. Her quiet existence as companion to an elderly couple was a blessing for the tragedy-haunted Irish immigrant. But all that changed when her employers' handsome, elegantly attired son stepped ashore. For she recognized him instantly as the owner of the Boston factory where a terrible fire
Dec 18, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
Nantucket Island
Book 1

Lucie MacNeal now lives on the beautiful Nantucket island and cared for an older woman who suffers with heath problems. Her husband is a retired businessman who stays busy tending to the couple's farm. They have a son - Gabe - who rarely visits them. But now he's come to the island to insist they sell their beautiful home and move back to Boston with him.

The story is told with a set of stories woven in about the courtship and marriage of Gabe's parents. Jonathan and Emma f
May 12, 2010 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one day. The characters were rich and who couldn't fall in love with Jonathan and Emma? Set in Nantucket and Boston, I just couldn't stop reading until I found out how it would work out. Now I want Anna to write Jonathan and Emma's story and I'd love to hear how things work out for Jeanne in Paris!

My complaint with this book? The woman on the cover. She's blonde and I pictured Lucie being a young Elizabeth Taylor with her long black hair and violet eyes. That is not Anna's f
Mandi Ellsworth
This is a book about a maid who works on Nantucket Island in the late 1800's or early 1900's. She works for an elderly couple whose son comes to visit them 3 months after the maid comes to work for them. This son is a wealthy man who can't understand why his parents insist on staying on the Island instead of living in his mansion with him. The love story isn't much like Cinderella. It's a fairly well-told story though, and it was interesting to hear the history of Nantucket, which I had never kn ...more
May 18, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
It took me a while to truly get into this historical Christian romance novel, but when I did, I really developed a liking for the characters. The plot was also interesting and not too cliche. It was a fun, fast read.
Jul 22, 2012 Donna rated it liked it
good beach read, if I were to go to the beach to read. I am enjoying this light fiction on my deck at home but can pretend to be on Nantucket or in high society Boston. It is a simple story and a fast read for a summer day.
Sep 17, 2013 June rated it really liked it
This is my first foray into Harlequin Love Inspired line and I must say that I'm really impressed.
Aug 13, 2009 Haley rated it really liked it
It was pretty good, but by the end i just wanted to finish it. The whol ething was killling me,. I wanted to scream when he propsed to the other girl, i mean come on!
Malinda rated it it was amazing
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May 18, 2013 Xondra Day rated it really liked it
Great historical with an heartwarming romance.
Aug 10, 2009 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Cute story...and the heroine didn't annoy me.
Joanna Carr
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Dec 10, 2011 Ruth rated it it was ok
I enjoyed it, but expected so much more.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 14, 2015 10:46AM  
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Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of over twenty works of historical and contemporary fiction. A reviewer from Romantic Times notes that “Schmidt is not timid about presenting her characters with their faults laid bare for the reader to see.”
Anna's series set in WWII Germany with an American Quaker protagonist has been praised by Publisher's Weekly! Her trilogy of contemporary novels about
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