Heat Wave

Heat Wave

A Novel

Book - 2011
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After her husband's sudden death from a heart attack and to keep her family in their beloved Nantucket home, Carley Winsted transforms her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast . But complications arise: Carley's mother-in-law disapproves; a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships; and, her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345518316
Branch Call Number: FIC THAYE


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Jan 09, 2019

Another signature Nantucket story by Nancy Thayer and got some surprises as she mentioned some characters from moon shell beach in this book which makes it an extension of that story. I felt the ending was bit rushed which was little disappointment otherwise the story is nice.

Aug 19, 2018

An "OK" story. Somehow I think there will be a sequel - could be wrong. I just felt there was more to read about these characters and their future together.

Jul 12, 2013

Enjoyed listening to the story. Very realistic. Look forward to the next story by this author.

candylam Sep 06, 2011

An easy reading. It talks about how women deal with the lost of love and lost of life.

lfranz Aug 05, 2011

Great beach read - how a wife comes together after the tragic loss of her husband - with the help of family, friends and community

Jul 18, 2011

A very good summer read - although I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed. You really get to know these characters and get attached to them.

I also highly recommend "Moon Shell Beach" by Nancy Thayer. A couple characters from that book are mentioned in this one.

Junglequeen Jul 13, 2011

A quick read. Although I am new to this author, she writes in the same vein as Elin Hildebrand. Both their stories are about Nantucket or Cape Cod locations and the people that live in them.

An engrossing read about a woman, mother of two young girls, who lost her husband suddenly. Discovering that her late husband lost a ton of money, she decided to open a bed and breakfast against her in-laws' misgivings. A wonderful story that explore the relationships with her friends, her daughters, her in-laws, and especially her developing romantic relationship with her late husband's close friend who keep popping up throughout the story.

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