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The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer
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it was amazing

Every time I read one of Ms. Thayer's Nantucket books, I want to grab my charge card and book a trip there. Since that isn't going to happen, reading her book is the next best thing. In the latest book, Sophie has been blindsided by her husband asking for a divorce. Even though the tow have drifted apart, she is shocked and decides to take her two kids to Nantucket for the summer after her friend offers to let her rent her house. Recently widowed Trevor and his little boy Leo also decide to rent the same house from the other owner. After the initial confusion, both parties decide that they can work it out in the big old house and stay.

Sophie and Trevor are definitely attracted to each other but their is an age difference and Sophie isn't even sure if she is getting divorced or not. Leo has emotional problems that being in a big family environment seem to be helping with. Sophie's kids are more aware of the situation than she knows. Friends come and go, there are some fling possibilities for both Sophie and Trevor but they continue to get closer.

I loved the flow of this book. Even though it starts with a traumatic experience, it's telling that Sophie just shrugs it off and hustles her kids out of the house and off to Nantucket. Even though her husband is a cad, he makes some good points about the state of their marriage that Sophie isn't ready to acknowledge. Once she gets to the beach and settles into a family routine with Trevor, she has the chance to really look at her life and face reality. She also finds her way back to music which was a huge part of her life.

For Trevor, the beach house gives him a chance to see Leo in a different light and to relax a little about his quirks. He can also come to terms with his feelings about his deceased wife and her relationships with both him and Leo.

This is a lovely read as one always expects from Nancy Thayer.
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2015 – Started Reading
May 3, 2015 – Shelved
May 4, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Diana Davis I just told my husband last night I would like to go to Nantucket. Nancy Thayer's books and Elin Hilderbrand's makes me want to do the same thing!


Dori I want to go too!


Heather Because of the 2 Authors mentioned above I just came back from Nantucket and will definitely be back


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