Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and packed with Nancy Thayer’s trademark warmth and wisdom, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again.
After her husband’s sudden death, Carley Winsted is determined to keep her two daughters in their beloved home on Nantucket. To ease the family’s financial strain, she decides to transform their grand, historic house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. And her late husband’s former law partner is making Carley confront an array of mixed feelings. Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways.
I absolutely LOVED this book… but there was one story line that was left unfinished and I so wish I could ask the author about it!!!!
Not what I expected
The title of Nancy Thayer’s book Heat Wave and it’s cover, suggest something a bit “fluffier” than the reality. The characters are real people facing real life challenges of death, single parenthood, financial woes, infidelity and more. It all comes together in a very readable piece of fiction that was very enjoyable. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because there may have been too much predictability at times in the story.
Another great book by Nancy Thayer
I love to read pretty much anything I find written by Nancy Thayer. She populates her books with strong women who don’t often realize how strong they are until faced with some of life’s biggest challenges. And, of course, there is always love. Love for children, love for friends, & love of life. Usually there is a great love interest that is tastefully conveyed without explicit descriptions of every detail in the bedroom. If you’ve never read a Nancy Thayer book, this is a truly great one to start with. It won’t be your last.