Summer Dance by Nan Rossiter

Summer Dance

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter brings together characters from her acclaimed novel Nantucket in a powerful, heartwarming love story that bridges past and present.When Liam Tate was seven years old, his uncle Cooper opened his heart and his Nantucket home to him. In the intervening decades, Liam has found both love and loss on the island, and since learning of his son Levi's existence, a new kind of happiness. Yet one...

Details Summer Dance

TitleSummer Dance
Release DateMay 30th, 2017
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreFiction, Romance

Reviews Summer Dance

  • Sherri Thacker
    This was a really good book and was a quick read. Didn't want to put it down. Now I want to read the book before this one.
  • Shalini
    This is my first book by the author, Nan Rossiter. And I haven't read the previous books in this story.Going by this story, this book depicts the romance between Cooper and Sally. I liked the way the author has described the two main characters, their unusual relationship and the genuine love between them. Both Sally and Cooper are extremely likeable characters. And I cried and laughed along with them. The credit fir wrenching these emotions out ...
  • Suze Lavender
    Sally has written a book about her life that's about to be published. In this book she writes about her relationship with Cooper. When his nephew Liam lost everything when he was just a seven-year-old boy, Cooper was there for him together with Sally. Cooper and Sally never spoke about their relationship to anyone and in her book Sally writes about the man who managed to steal her heart and brought her happiness for many years. Sally had a rough ...
  • Bette Hansen
    A wonderful story that is a look back on a woman's life and how the choices she made when she was young affected her throughout her life. It's a story of friendship, faith, convictions, and a love so strong it lasts through decades. While reading this one I laughed, I cried, I yelled. In the end I was happy I took the time to read it. It's the perfect beach read. I highly recommend it.
  • Deb
    I loved this book! However, I did not realize there are 2 in the series.. it won't matter, but the 1st one is Nantucket..It was the first I have read by this author.. Sally is basically the main character & she has written a book that is pretty much a "memoir".. it tells the story of her life, going back & forth past to present. Wonderful characters in Sally, Coop & Lizzy.. Great story on her life as she lived it & her beliefs.. very well written...
  • Janet Friesner
    So very good. Did not want to put it down. Even shed a tear or two. It's a love story between two people, it's a story about an almost lifelong friendship, and it is even more but I do not know how to describe it. It has to be read.
  • Marti
    Nan Rossiter has kicked my butt again. Even though I can barely keep my eyes open - tears running down my cheeks, I have to say - I loved Summer Dance. Summer Dance by Nan Rossiter is the second book in the series Nantucket. The author brings us back to characters we met in the book Nantucket and has given us a different story with which to fall in love. There are two stories intertwined back and forth in time with Sally sharing the story about C...
  • Terri
    Review also found at received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  It is set to be released on May 30th.This is the second story in the Nantucket series by Nan Rossiter.  I did not release this and therefore had not read the first story.  This was ok, as it was not necessary in order to follow and enjoy this storyline.  It would ...
  • Ti
    The Short of It:Rossiter revisits the much-loved characters of Nantucket and goes a bit deeper into the familys history, giving us the long-awaited love story between Coop and Sally.The Rest of It:Nantucket is the perfect setting for new beginnings so when Sally ends up there, shes hopeful that a new job and change of scenery is just what she needs to recover from an abusive marriage. One evening at a dance with her friends, she sees Coop across ...
  • Joanne
    I really enjoyed this book and felt it was the typical summer read. Easy and fun, but there is some heartache and drama. Its the story of Sally and Coop that starts in the late 1960s in Nantucket. They try to hide their relationship, but when Sally writes a book, everyone admits they knew their secret. There is a lot of Sallys Catholic upbringing and guilt that makes the storyline flow the way it does. Interspersed within Sallys book is a current...
  • Gloria
    Loved this story, Sally or Sal loses her mother very young and one mother invites her over to play with her daughter, they both end up being great friends and go to the same Catholic school. Sally makes a mistake in high school gets pregnant with the wrong guy but dosen't realize it until after she loses the baby and sees the guys true colors.Sally takes being Catholic seriously so won't divorce the guy but due to circumstances she is afraid of h...
  • Clwseattle
    I did not realize this book was a continuation of a story of Sally and Coop until I read other reviews here. I'm a little sad about that.This book shows us how we are constrained by our beliefs and illustrates the way life changes and grows because and in spite of them. As a faithful practicing Catholic who grew up in the same era as Sally I feel the author was too harsh about the early influence on Sally and too agreeable to today's ideas of Cat...
  • Stacey Lechner
    Thank you to Net Galley and Kensington Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nan Rossiter writes well layered family dramas set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the beach. This book takes some of the favorite characters from her other book, Nantucket, to tell a heartwarming love story between two people who love each other throughout the years even with obstacles that keep them apart from truly committing to one another...
  • Sally Coles
    Sally lives in Nantucket having fled from an abusive husband and is writing a book about her life. She was brought up by her father after her mother died and although he did his best she missed the mother's influence. A strict catholic she believes that marriage is for life and so when she leaves her husband she doesn't think she can dissolve the marriage even though he was abusive.When she meets Coop a Vietnam war vet he turns her life upside do...
  • Janga
    I really enjoyed Nantucket, so I looked forward to this book. However, the slow pace in the opening chapters almost defeated me. I set it aside twice but decided to give it a third try before labeling it DNF. The third try took me far enough into the story so that I was hooked by the story of Sally Ryan. Her friendship with Lizzy, her youthful mistake, her relationship with Coop, and the ways these and other issues affected Sallys faith combine t...
  • Mary
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review. I enjoyed this book which gives us the story of two characters who appeared in the author's book Nantucket. It was nice to return to Nantucket and find out where the characters in that book are at now as well as learn more about two characters who weren't featured as much.This is book is also a Christian fiction book mainly Catholicism. While I enjoy reading this genre, I felt th...
  • Beth J
    I read Nantucket last year and really liked it. Although it was nice to revisit some of the old characters and the great locale of Nantucket, this story was too steeped in religion for me. Too many scriptures quoted, too much worrying about being excluded from the church- not enough actually talking to someone so that she could move on with her life. It was a major character flaw for me, even though in most other ways she was lovable.
  • Carol
    3.5. Quick read for the summer. I would have given it 4, but I got frustrated with the lead character - Sally. Without putting in "spoilers" it had to do with the extent she took her beliefs in the teachings of the Catholic church. I was surprised, but I am not Catholic. Could make for a good book club discussion - IF you are a group who can comfortably debate religions.
  • Lynne Evans
    We met Sally in Nantucket, which was Liam's story. Now she tells her story, including her relationship with Coop. Included in the book is an update on Liam, Levi and Aidan, two years after Nantucket ended. I laughed (Sally's friend Lizzy telling her if you go to confession, you get pennies) and cried. This was such a good book, that I read it in one day!
  • Marilyn
    Sometimes a chance encounter is all it takes. Your life takes on a new direction that you never thought possible. Sally thought she would never be able to make up the mistakes she made in high school. Then with the support of her friend, Sally starts a new life on the island. Her presence and spirit is the missing link that others she encounters never knew they needed.
  • Cindy
    Another great beach house story based here in Massachusetts. It is about a women who got married for she was pregnant lost the baby, but because her faith was very important did not divorce her husband. The story follows her journey.
  • Marie
    The story of Sally and Coop starts in 1969 when both go to live on Nantucket Island. They have a good life together and everyone know they are in love but Sally does not acknowledge their relationship until she writes her book about her life and titles it Summer Dance.
  • Laura
    Perfect summer book! ❤ Perfect summer book! ❤️
  • Amy Nolasco
    Meh. Nothing too exciting here.
  • Dana
    I read this book in one day. I couldnt put it down. I read this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Hope
    A book within a book.
  • E
    I loved this book! I thought Nantucket was good, but the 2nd one is even better. Love the characters. The book just flowed along--a wonderful love story!
  • Jgarvin
    Read the first one didn't know there was a second a pleasant surprise
  • Deborah
    A quick and easy beach read.
  • Margie Mahoney
    Beautiful story!A lovely story. It was so nice to see many of the same characters from her book Nantucket. I couldn't put it down.