A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

A Nantucket Wedding

Wedding bells are ringing, a family is reunited, and new love is blooming--for better or worse--in this captivating novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Island House and Secrets in Summer.A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fianc', David, to her...


Details A Nantucket Wedding

TitleA Nantucket Wedding
ISBN9781101967102
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreWomens Fiction, Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews A Nantucket Wedding

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    At first glance one might assume that A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer is a simple romance novel but this one is more of a contemporary read focusing on relationships, family and various stages of adult life. The book centers around three ladies all in different stages and the relationships not only with each other but all of those surrounding them.Alison is a fifty something recently widowed mother of two who has found someone to love and hop...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    1970-01-01
    I could not put this book down and I wished it was a little longer. Nancy Thayer, I have signed up for your monthly newsletter because I want to read more from you. Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC, this was an easy 5 star rating for me.Alison and David are preparing their wedding at the end of the summer in Nantucket. Each of them have grown children and grandchildren who lead very busy lives. They invite their families to their home so they c...
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    This is my 9th book I’ve read by Nancy Thayer and as in most of her books, I loved this one too. Sisters Felicity and Jane are excited to attend their moms wedding after their mom was widowed for 6 years. The book starts off in Nantucket in their moms fiancé’s big, beautiful house overlooking the ocean. The author did such a great job describing the house, the scenery... etc i felt like i was there! Thank you for this complimentary copy of t...
  • Toni
    1970-01-01
    Your first Beach Read of 2018! Allison is not your typical bride, but she's as excited as one, and just as much in love with her soon to-be-husband as anyone would expect. She knows what real and true love is because she was married to a wonderful man for twenty years before he died. She never ever expected to be planning her own wedding again, but here she is five years later doing just that, to David, another incredible guy. David lost his wife...
  • Sherry
    1970-01-01
    Alison had a very happy marriage and was alone for years when her husband died. She met a very nice man, also a widow and they fell in love and got engaged. Bringing the families together for the wedding and just family life proved difficult at times. Resentment that Daddy was getting married again and a new woman was helping to call the shots. Marriages were tested. Sisterly relationships were tested.Can a summer in Nantucket with a beach, sun a...
  • Monica
    1970-01-01
    3.5In A Nantucket Wedding we met Alison who is happily in love and is planning her upcoming wedding to David, so all she wants is to get both sides of their families together as much as possible before their wedding how that is easier said than done. Alison has two daughters and each one is different as night and day. Jane is a lawyer and married with no kids and by the books and never has done anything out of sorts, Felicity is the more laid bac...
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Always a given for a spring beach read, Nancy Thayer swings and misses on this one. The plot has too many large holes that get a quick patch without true resolution – then why mention them in the first place (like Heather and her support dogs – the reason for them is never mentioned, so why even have it), Alison’s da...
  • Leah
    1970-01-01
    Nancy Thayer returns her readers to Nantucket for an epic family wedding. There is a lot to be said for second and third marriages especially those made later in life. Mixing families is never easy and when the children are adults with their own lives and their own problems, the mixing can become even stickier.We meet Alison who is marrying David Gladstone. David happens to be the owner of a famous skincare company and so he is quite wealthy. Thi...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Alison is planning her first real wedding. She’s been married twice before, divorced once and once widowed. But she’s never had a real wedding, now she’s in her 50’s and she’s met a man she loves. David is a wealthy widower, both Alison and her fiancée have grown children and grandchildren.Alison dreams of them all being a big, happy family. She pictures holidays spent together in the family beach house.But there are many different per...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book from the description and I have heard good things about the author. The setting was delightful with a lovely home right on the beach in Nantucket. Honestly I didn't care for any of the men in this story except possibly David although he really didn't seem to play that much of a main role even though the story is about his upcoming wedding to Alison. Scott, Noa...
  • Lisa Zeigler
    1970-01-01
    I’ve read and enjoyed many of Ms. Thayer’s books over the years and this was an easy, comfortable story full of family. As an older couple, Alison and David have unexpectedly fallen in love and are planning a dream wedding. As they each meet family members and all visit David’s house on Nantucket, many details were true to life. All families have issues and especially when blending families. I did not like Noah, Felicity’s husband, and wa...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to the publisher (via Netgalley) for an advance e-galley of this book for an honest opinion .If it's spring, it must be time to return to the East Coast islands, and Nancy Thayer's fans will be thrilled to kick off the season with this trip to Nantucket. While I enjoyed the setting, as always, I struggled with the depiction of marriages in this book. Allison is getting a new start with her fiance David after the death of her husband yea...
  • Debra Oliva
    1970-01-01
    Wow! I really enjoyed this book, read it in one day!The main character is a middle-aged widow, Alison, who has been married twice before but this will be her first “real wedding”. Her previous weddings were simple civil ceremonies so her fiancé David, a wealthy widower, wants to give her a beautiful wedding.Alison decides to spend the summer before the wedding trying to bring together the two families since both have grown married children a...
  • Patricia Solla
    1970-01-01
    Author Nancy Thayer brings the reader to Nantucket Island for a wedding between Alison and David, a widow and a widower who have met and fallen in love and are now in the process of getting married. The story opens with Alison having her two married daughters spending the weekend for them to bond and find dresses for the wedding. Alison's two daughters are very different; Felicity is an earth mother and Jane is a type A personality with a high pa...
  • Dottie Legatos
    1970-01-01
    I love reading Nancy Thayer’s books, especially this time of year when we are sick of the cold, wet, dreary winter. Just in time for spring, she takes us once again to the beautiful island of Nantucket, where Alison and David are planning their end of summer wedding. Since both have been widowed, there are many characters involved with their extended family: children and their spouses, grandkids, even co-workers. We spend the summer with everyo...
  • MaryAnn
    1970-01-01
    Nancy Thayer is an author whose books I have greatly enjoyed and A Nantucket Wedding was no different.There were many characters in this blended families type novel. There were David's "kids" and their kids and Alison's "kids" and their kids. The way they interacted, grew and changed over the course of the summer leading up to Alison and David's wedding made for a great read.It was also kind of fun to peek behind the scenes of an elaborate weddin...
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    If you haven't read Thayer before, prepare yourself for a good beach read of a family working to blend. If you have read her, you know that this is going to be a good read about women struggling to deal with a variety of issues, none of which are too difficult and most of which involve the men in their lives. Alison's getting married to David and her daughters Felicity and Jane are all in. David's daughter Poppy, not so much. If I have something ...
  • Jody
    1970-01-01
    A Nantucket Wedding is the perfect beach read. This book is about family dynamics. It is about spending time together at the beach and reconnecting. Every family faces trials and tribulations, but it is how we choose to resolve them that matter.Allison is marrying David. That means two families are blending together and getting to know one another. David has an amazing beach house on Nantucket and all of the families are invited here for the summ...
  • Gail Herrmann
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.So many family members and so many storylines. I couldn't put the book down. I am a big fan of Nancy Thayer and this book certainly did not disappoint! Allison and David find unexpected love and use David's beach house on Nantucket island to bring their families together, before their wedding. A very distinct group of pers...
  • Beth McLeod
    1970-01-01
    This was my first Nancy Thayer book, and I chose it because I really enjoy stories about Nantucket. It was similar to books by Elin Hilderbrand, or Anne Rivers Siddons (though with a bit less drama). Even though it was titled A Nantucket Wedding, it was really about the summer leading up to the wedding, the relationship between two people, and the joining of two families made up of interesting and complicated characters. I like that the couple ge...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    This was a well-written, easy weekday read. This is the first book I have read form this particular author and while it was good, it was nothing to swoon over. The plot was interesting. But in my opinion, the characters fell short of expectation. I did not personally love any of the characters in this book, and was genuinely frustrated by how each character was portrayed. The two daughters of the main character, Felicity and Jane, left much to be...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of Nancy Thayer’s newest book in exchange for an honest review. The beginning of spring marks the time that we start to get excited for summer reading and that includes a must read author like Nancy Thayer. I really enjoyed this book, but I don’t think it is as strong as last summer’s hit, Secrets of Summer. I found the author’s take on marriage a little strange with the two daughters, but I lov...
  • Chris Markley
    1970-01-01
    Alison and David are getting married in September and Alison is determined to spend the summer trying to unite the families at their Nantucket beach house. Alison's daughters, Jane and Felicity, live very different lives and have never been close but Alison is hoping time at the beach as adults will change this. David's children, Poppy and Ethan, are another challenge. The summer brings changes for everyone but by the time they get to the wedding...
  • Dee Gurganus
    1970-01-01
    The book was a Goodread's give away which being a fan of Ms Thayer, I was so excited to received. It was a pleasant story enhanced by the scenery of the Nantucket beaches and lifestyle. The story plot make me thing of the old Brady Bunch them song, "the one day when this lady met this fellow". "Nantucket Wedding" makes you realize that is had to bring to families together no matter the age of the children. It is also a reminder that your children...
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    Ah, family! What is more special and important and all-encompassing? I love reading about families and Nancy Thayer (once again) has done an outstanding job at creating a family that pulls you in right from the beginning and has you begging to read more about them. The characters are so engaging and have such realistic issues and events, good and bad, that you feel connected to them and can relate. I loved each and every one of them, including th...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    I always enjoy a Nancy Thayer book. This story was around Allison and David, who were getting married surrounded by their children by other marriages. There were misunderstandings and conflict as each child wanted things a different way. Felicity was feeling neglected in her marriage and Jane wanted children which her husband did not. David's children were no different. Poppy was pregnant and stubborn and Ethan was still married even though he to...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read an a advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. I am a huge Nancy Thayer fan and reading this book in February made me wish for an afternoon at the beach thinking about summer and warm weather. I love that the book takes place both on island and back in the character's hometowns as it gives a little more of a glimpse into their realities and coming to Nantucket for the weekends. This bo...
  • Teri Griffis
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love Nancy Thayer's stories of Nantucket; she makes me feel like I am actually there and this book was no different. This book is about family, marriage, changes, and blending of families. David and Alison have both been married before, have lost a spouse, and have grown children with children of their own. A Nantucket Wedding lets the reader experience the trials and tribula...
  • Sherri Lewis
    1970-01-01
    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewDavid and Allison are getting married and because this is not the first marriage for either of them, it comes with the unique challenges of trying to blend all the different personalities. It not only tells the story of them preparing for their wedding, but also delves into the lives of their children and all that they are dealing with.I am a huge fan of this author...
  • Patsy Sauls
    1970-01-01
    Read A Nantucket Wedding to escape life for a while. Join Allison as gets ready to marry again. She is joined by her two daughter as different as their fathers were. She is also getting to know her new stepchildren. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we discover how hard it can be to combine families. Everyone secrets and hidden motives will come out. I love that the main character is a more mature woman who has discovered unexpectedly found another ...