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The Island House by Nancy Thayer
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I am puzzled by all the four and five star reviews. The Island House was a really bad book even for a summer beach read. I was unfamiliar with Nancy Thayer's writing and picked up the book at the library because I liked the jacket art. Who doesn't enjoy a novel of Nantucket? It certainly works for Erin Hilderbrand and with Erin I shall stick. The Island House is the cutesy story of "summer children" and interactions over the years with the actual children of the local Vickereys. An elaborate birthday party is in the works for the matriarch of this extended family, all hands are on deck to help with the celebration, and all sorts of predictable lovers' misadventures ensue. Boring and insipid, the dialog between our two main characters Courtney and James appears to have been written by naïve eleven year old girls who think this is what lovers sound like. Seriously, it read like pre-teen angst. I was determined to finish the book (and I did) certain that it would get better. It did not.
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October 27, 2016 – Shelved
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