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Nancy Thayer (born December 14, 1943) is an American novelist who has written thirty-one books. Personal life Thayer is the daughter of Jane Patton and was born in December 14, 1943 in Emporia, Kansas. Thayer married her second husband, Charles Walters, a music store owner, in 1984. They live in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and have two children: Joshua Thayer and Samantha Wilde, who is also a novelist. Career Thayer published her first novel when she was close to forty and already the mother of her two children. She has published regularly since. Her novels focus on contemporary social issues coupled with interesting plots and characters.Her books have been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, Danish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Romanian, Hebrew and Finnish. Books Stepping (1980, Doubleday) Three Women At the Waters' Edge (1981, Doubleday) Bodies and Souls (1983, Doubleday) Nell (1984, William Morrow) Morning (1987, Charles Scribner's Sons) Spirit Lost (1988, Charles Scribner's Sons) My Dearest Friend (1988, Charles Scribner's Sons) Everlasting (1991, Viking) Family Secrets (1993, Viking) Belonging (1995, St. Martin's Press) An Act Of Love (1997, St. Martin's Press) Between Husbands and Friends (1999, St. Martin's Press) Custody (2001, St. Martin's Press) The Hot Flash Club (2003, Ballantine) The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (2004, Ballantine) Hot Flash Holidays (2005, Ballantine) The Hot Flash Club Chills Out (2006, Ballantine) Moon Shell Beach (2008, Ballantine) Summer House (2009, Ballantine) Beachcombers (2010, Ballantine) Heat Wave (2011, Ballantine) Summer Breeze (2012, Ballantine) Island Girls (2013, Ballantine) A Nantucket Christmas (2013, Ballantine) Nantucket Sisters (2014) An Island Christmas (2014, Ballantine Books) ISBN 978-0-553-39387-3 The Guest Cottage (2015, Ballantine Books) The Island House (2016) Secrets in Summer (2017) A Nantucket Wedding (2018) Surfside Sisters (2019) Let It Snow (2019) Girls of Summer (2020)Articles "Plotting the Novel" (1988) Adaptations Stepping was adapted as 13 part series for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Spirit Lost was adapted for film and released by United Image EntertainmentReferences Portland Book Review | Tag Archives: Nancy Thayer Review: Summer House by Nancy Thayer | Book, Line, and Sinker Novel Escapes: Island Girls by Nancy Thayer Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer - Summer Reading 2012 - Woman's Day Summer House | Bookreporter.com The Barnstable Patriot - Books reviewed in The Barnstable Patriot. Discover the Nancy Thayer popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Nancy Thayer books.

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Nell

3/5$13.99

Now available for the first time as an eBook, this beloved novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the uplifting story of a single mom seeking independence an...

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Morning

3.5/5$12.99

In this touching novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, a young woman’s search for fulfillment on Nantucket leads her to a mysterious manuscript and a life-chan...

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Nantucket Sisters

4/5$13.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.Friendship takes center stage in New ...

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A Nantucket Christmas

4/5$12.99

Known for her heartwarming observations of family life, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer showcases her beloved Nantucket’s snowy off-season in this emotionally grat...

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Girls of Summer

4/5$11.99

One life-changing summer on Nantucket brings about exhilarating revelations for a single mother and her two grown children in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling...

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Island Girls

4/5$7.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLERNancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one even...

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Family Reunion

4.5/5$11.99

A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in ...

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The Hot Flash Club

4/5$13.99

From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid wom...

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Bodies and Souls

2.5/5$13.99

In this fast, steamy novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, residents of a seemingly picture perfect New England town struggle to hide their shocking secrets . . ...

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Surfside Sisters

4/5$9.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Nantucket woman returns home to find that reunions aren’t always simple, in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestsell...

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The Hot Flash Club Chills Out

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Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, in Nancy Thayer’s hilarious new ...

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A Very Nantucket Christmas

4/5$7.99

Celebrate the holidays with New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer in this festive collection featuring two heartwarming tales set on Nantucket island.  

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My Dearest Friend

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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this luminescent novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer enthralls with a story of difficult choices, complicated love...

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Let It Snow

4/5$7.99

COMING SOON AS THE HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIE NANTUCKET NOELA Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships . . . t...

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A Nantucket Wedding

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Wedding bells are ringing—and a widowed mother of two hopes the occasion will reunite her daughters in this captivating novel from the New York Times bestselling a...

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An Island Christmas

4/5$10.99

In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surp...

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Belonging

4/5$12.99

Now available for the first time as an eBook, this spellbinding novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the fascinating story of a beautiful and successful wo...

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Everlasting

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From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer comes a dazzling portrait of a young woman whose passion and ambition drive her to a fateful choice. Now available for the first...

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An Act of Love

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A happy family is forced to confront a shocking secret with the power to pull them apart in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available f...

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Pași pe nisip

0/5$3.99

Abbie Fox nu și-a mai văzut tatăl și pe cele două surori mai mici de aproape doi ani, timp în care a călătorit în jurul lumii și a gustat din plin viața, dar nu și dragostea. Dar...

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Vara iubirii regăsite

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La treizeci de ani, Charlotte Wheelright pare să-și fi găsit în sfârșit pasiunea – o grădină cu produse organice pe insula Nantucket, pe domeniul bunicii ei Nona. Deși noua activi...

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Moon Shell Beach

4/5$9.99

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer delighted readers with her sparkling Hot Flash Club series. Now she has written a vibrant new novel set within a tight-knit island community, w...

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The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

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The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a wi...

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Summer Breeze

3.5/5$7.99

“Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger   In this captivating novel, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the ...

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Summer Love

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery by New York Ti...

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Spirit Lost

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New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the haunting story of a passionate marriage endangered by the restless spirit of a sea captain’s widow. Now available for the...

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Secrets in Summer

4.5/5$13.99

“The queen of beach books” (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and sca...

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Heat Wave

4/5$12.99

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 unrav...

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The Island House

4/5$12.99

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer evokes the shimmering seascape of Nantucket in a delightful novel that resonates with the heartache and hope of growing up, growing w...

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Beachcombers

4/5$8.99

BONUS: This edition contains a Beachcombers discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Heat Wave.Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters ...

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Custody

3.5/5$10.99

A secret in a woman’s past returns to change her life forever in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the first time as an e...

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Summer House

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BONUS: This edition contains a Summer House discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Island Girls.Thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at ...

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The Guest Cottage

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New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the sa...

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Stepping

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Now available for the first time as an eBook, the dynamic debut novel from beloved New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer explores the steep challenges of a woman trying to...

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Three Women at the Water's Edge

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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this classic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love, fulfillmen...

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Hot Flash Holidays

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The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. In her witty ...

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Between Husbands and Friends

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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this poignant novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two families, and a sho...

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Family Secrets

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A long ago love story threatens to change the lives of three generations of women in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s stunning novel—now available for the first...

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Island Girls: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Island Girls: A Novel (Unabridged)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERNancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one even...

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The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again: A Novel (Unabridged)

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The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a wi...

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Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Now available for the first time in audio, this poignant novel by New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two familie...

Family Secrets (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Family Secrets (Unabridged)

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A long-ago love story threatens to change the lives of three generations of women in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s stunning novel - now available...

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An Act of Love

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Reminiscent of Judith Guest's Ordinary People, this novel is a deeply moving portrait of a family torn apart by a search for truth. Deftly capturing both the comfort and security of family b...

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Girls of Summer: A Novel (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

One life-changing summer on Nantucket brings about exhilarating revelations for a single mother and her two grown children in this sensational novel from New York Times

Secrets in Summer: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Secrets in Summer: A Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$18.99

"The queen of beach books" (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandal...

Belonging (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Belonging (Unabridged)

Romance$25.99

Now available for the first time in audio, this spellbinding novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the fascinating story of a beautiful and su...

Custody (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Custody (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$25.99

A secret in a woman’s past returns to change her life forever in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the firs...

Family Reunion: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Family Reunion: A Novel (Unabridged)

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A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in ...

The Island House: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Island House: A Novel (Unabridged)

Romance$25.99

The charms of Nantucket tempt a woman to leave her established life in Kansas City - but with a piece of her heart, and a love interest, in each world, she discovers she must look within to ...

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Summer Love: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery by New York Times be...

Summer House: A Novel MP3 Audiobook

Summer House: A Novel

Fiction$16.99

After years of wandering from whim to whim, thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche. The free spirit enjoys running an organic gardening business on the i...

Three Women at the Water's Edge: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Three Women at the Water's Edge: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Now available for the first time in audio, this classic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love,...

Summer Breeze: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Summer Breeze: A Novel (Unabridged)

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New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer never fails to imbue her novels with warmth and wisdom. In Summer Breeze, the author of Beachcombers and Heat Wave ...

Moon Shell Beach: A Novel MP3 Audiobook

Moon Shell Beach: A Novel

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Best friends Lexi Laney and Clare Hart shared idyllic girlish adventures all over Nantucket Island, spending much of their time at their secret hideaway, Moon Shell Beach, a magical place wh...

The Hot Flash Club (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Hot Flash Club (Unabridged)

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From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid wom...

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Stepping (Unabridged)

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Now available for the first time in audio, the dynamic debut novel from beloved New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer explores the steep challenges of a woma...

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The Hot Flash Club Chills Out: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, in Nancy Thayer’s hilarious new ...

Bodies and Souls (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Bodies and Souls (Unabridged)

Fiction$25.99

In this fast, steamy novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, residents of a seemingly picture perfect New England town struggle to hide their shockin...

The Guest Cottage: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Guest Cottage: A Novel (Unabridged)

Romance$25.99

The New York Times bestselling author of Nantucket Sisters whisks listeners away to the island of Nantucket in this delightful story about two single parents who accidentally r...

Let It Snow: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Let It Snow: A Novel (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships, to warm the coldest of hearts - and maybe even to find love.Christi...

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Spirit Lost: A Novel (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the haunting story of a passionate marriage endangered by the restless spirit of a sea captain’s widow. Now available ...

Nantucket Sisters: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Nantucket Sisters: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Friendship takes center stage in New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance, th...

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Hot Flash Holidays: A Novel (Unabridged)

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The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. In her witty ...

A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Known for her heartwarming observations of family life, New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer showcases her beloved Nantucket’s snowy off-season in this emotionally gratif...

Heat Wave: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Heat Wave: A Novel (Unabridged)

Fiction$16.99

Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer’s trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a ...

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The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again: A Novel (Abridged)

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The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a wi...

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An Act of Love: A Novel (Unabridged)

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A happy family is forced to confront a shocking secret with the power to pull them apart in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. N...

My Dearest Friend: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

My Dearest Friend: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Now available for the first time in audio, this luminescent novel by New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer enthralls with a story of difficult choices, comp...

An Island Christmas (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

An Island Christmas (Unabridged)

Romance$14.99

In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surpri...

Surfside Sisters: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Surfside Sisters: A Novel (Unabridged)

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A Nantucket woman returns home to find that reunions aren’t always simple, in this heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Nant...

A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Wedding bells are ringing, a family is reunited, and new romances are blooming - for better or for worse - in a standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling a...

Morning (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Morning (Unabridged)

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In this touching novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, a young woman’s search for fulfillment on Nantucket leads her to a mysterious manuscript a...

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Nell: A Novel (Unabridged)

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Now available for the first time in audio, this beloved novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the uplifting story of a single mom seeking inde...

Everlasting (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Everlasting (Unabridged)

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From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer comes a dazzling portrait of a young woman whose passion and ambition drive her to a fateful choice. Now available...

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