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- ISBN: 9781524798727 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 
A woman from Nantucket returns home to find that reunions aren't always so simple in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nantucket Wedding and Secrets in Summer. Growing up, Lara always dreamed of leaving Nantucket to become a writer. Now that she's a bestselling novelist living in New York City, she realizes that success isn't what she thought it would be. Confused, and with a harrowing case of writer's block, Lara misses the island way of life more than ever. But going back to Nantucket out of the blue isn't so easy, as a deep rift with her childhood best friend, Isabelle, has kept the two from speaking for years. When her mother is laid off from her job and becomes depressed, Lara reluctantly comes home, leaving a failed relationship and hopefully her other troubles behind. But facing her estranged best friend is harder than she expects. And falling for Isabelle's brother, Sebastian--who was also Lara's teenage crush--only complicates things. Lara soon realizes that she must remedy the mistakes of her past in order to find true happiness.
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Surfside Sisters : A Novel
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Childhood best friends who bond over their shared desire to be writers deal with the ups and downs of life, love, and family in the soapy latest from Thayer (A Nantucket Wedding). As girls on Nantucket, Keely Green and Isabelle Maxwell do everything together: playing at Surfside Beach, sharing secrets, and dreaming of their futures as successful writers. But Keely does keep two things close to her chest: She's in love with Isabelle's older brother, and she can't help being envious of wealthy Isabelle's lifestyle. Responsible, good-hearted Keely works hard, applying herself to her writing and school while taking part-time jobs to help her working-class family. Eventually Keely and Isabelle's priorities lead them in different directions before returning them to the island they love. Peripheral characters are flat, and Thayer relies on long passages of exposition to move the story forward through the months and years. Despite this, readers who appreciate a busy, uplifting tale of friendship and romance will enjoy spending time on Thayer's Nantucket. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.