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A Nantucket Christmas

By Nancy Thayer


Hello. I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. I thought that I had posted this review, but I guess with all the excitement of the holidays I forgot about this one!! This is a great little read for a relaxing evening at home. I have finished several books in the last couple of weeks, just have to  get on track and get a few reviews done. I am looking forward to another great year of reading in 2014!!

This book was published on October 9th, 2013 by Ballantine books. I have read some of Nancy Thayer’s other books. I recieved this as an e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of magical, from the jolly decorations on the Brant Point lighthouse to the much anticipated Christmas Stroll, in which merrymakers promenade through quaint streets adorned with Yuletide cheer. The season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. Their home is already full of enticing scents of pine, baking spices, and homemade pie.

But the warm, festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arms’ length—or, better yet, out of the picture altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s holiday preparations. Nicole, however, is not about to let anyone or anything tarnish her first Christmas with her new husband.

Nancy Thayer’s wonderful tale reminds us that this is the season of miracles. Before the gifts are unwrapped, surprise visitors appear, and holiday joy comes to all, both naughty and nice (Book description from NetGalley).

This is a quick, easy read. It is more like a short story than a novel. If you have a day or two to read a book and want a story to get you in the Christmas mood with a happy ending this one is it. A good book for those cold snowy evenings!! Curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and this book for a little light reading. It is relaxing to read a book that doesn’t require you to think sometimes. It also has a happy ending! I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.


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