A Nantucket Wedding

A Nantucket Wedding

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"It's summer on Nantucket and Alison is finally engaged to the love of her life. Things would be perfect--if only she could make peace between her daughters. Felicity, wild at heart yet a loving mother to her own children, and Jane, the extremely organized and high-earning businesswoman, arrive on the island hoping to get through these next few weeks without ruining their mother's big day. But when Felicity's husband reveals a long-term affair and Jane falls for her soon-to-be step-brother, everyone gets way more drama than they bargained for"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101967102
1101967102
9781101967126
9780525618829
Branch Call Number: Fic Thay
Characteristics: x, 300 pages ; 25 cm

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MB_kcls
Apr 02, 2019

I had a hard time getting past chapter 7 of 'A Nantucket Wedding' with the self-absorbed, whining women to whom we are introduced in this book. The conversations are banal, disconnected and in a very ugly way, very bragging about how rich everyone is and how wonderful it is to be so.

One daughter of the bride mentally whined when someone handed her a paper towel to wipe her child’s face instead of a cloth - oh the horrors! while the daughter of the wealthy groom (who spent the family weekend running to check the Red Sox score, in what was evidently the longest game in baseball history) whined because she was offered a choice of knee length dresses for the wedding but being pregnant she might possibly have varicose veins, so could the bride and everyone else change dresses or even better, the wedding date for her? Oh no! Someone tell her she’s not the star of the wedding.

Further, never in any “romantic” beach read have I heard a bride describe her preferred way to cook bacon . . in detail .. . page 88: “ Have we got enough bacon . . . yes. I’ll start microwaving it. I prefer doing it this way because the fat soaks into the paper towel . . . ”

Nancy Thayer should fire both her editor and proofreader for ignoring so many ridiculous mistakes, not the least of which is having Jane’s husband Scott going off to midnight Mass with Alice, her infant niece . . . to escape the noise from baby Alice (pg 240). Good grief. This was a typo that should have been caught – by everyone reading the book! Nancy Thayer has written 30 books. Surely after all this time she deserves a better editor and proofreader than she has.

'A Nantucket Wedding' is a disappointing lack of effort by Nancy Thayer whose other books I’ve read I greatly enjoyed. Nancy clearly focused on writing in great detail the magical way her beloved Nantucket engages the senses (which she did beautifully) and evidently took romance advice from a newly hormonal post-pubescent teenage girl imagining what romance - “ You’ve got beautiful hair, Scott, so dark and thick, like an animal’s pelt. ” - said the 30-something high powered attorney to her husband of more than a few years - and family are.

< 1 star

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writermala
Jun 25, 2018

Like all Nantucket books, "A Nantucket Wedding" is about life on the island more than life itself. Nancy Thayer has done a good job of creating characters and a plot that keep our interest. Alison and David are engaged to be married and plan to get married on the island. The book is all about Alison trying to bring her family and David's together as she prepares for the wedding.
It is towards the end of the book that Thayer, through David's toast, explains that a marriage is a private bond between two people while a wedding is a party for everyone. A wedding is a brief flash while a marriage is real life. A wedding is a fairy tale, but it is more than that; It is a promise that we will hold dear the joys of this fairy tale close to our hearts all through our marriage.
All in all a nice summer read.

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pktab
Jun 18, 2018

I enjoyed reading this book. Nothing too deep about it; it's a light, fast reading story. I don't think I've read all of her books so I'll check into the others.

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