Moon Shell Beach: a novel
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 where they remade the world. But when Lexi eloped to a life of luxery at age nineteen, she left behind a broken friendship with Clare and resentment from nearly everyone else. Now Lexi has returned to Nantucket after eleven years and a bitter divorce. Clare, a chocolatier living at home with her widowed father and dating a gorgeous carpenter, finds forgiving and forgetting more difficult than she ever imagined. In the less innocent world of adult men and women, awash in failed loves and romantic disappointment, the estranged soul mates struggle to recapture the feelings of bliss that came so easily to them as children. As an emotional tempest sweeps the vibrant, tight-knit island community, Nancy Thayer's irresistible and deeply moving novel deftly explores the evolution of a lifelong friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the rewards of believing in miracles.
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|Grouping Title||moon shell beach|
|Grouping Author||thayer nancy|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-18 23:20:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-18 23:52:09PM|
|author2-role||Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio., Raudman, Renée., Tantor Media, Inc., Tantor Media.|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print|
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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, where two women struggle to rekindle a childhood friendship damaged by harsh words, betrayal, and the passing years.
Lexi Laney and Clare Hart grew up together swimming in the surf, riding remote bike trails, and having wondrous adventures across picturesque Nantucket. And when it was time to share intimate secrets and let their girlish imaginations run free, they escaped to their magical private hideaway: Moon Shell Beach.
But nothing stays the same. With the complicated pressures of adulthood, their intense bond is frayed, hurtful words are exchanged, and Lexi flees Nantucket to a life of luxury while Clare stays behind.
Ten years later, a newly divorced Lexi returns to make amends with those she left in her wake. Living at home with her father and dating a gorgeous carpenter, Clare still simmers with resentment toward her glamorous friend. And when Lexi opens an upscale clothing boutique next door to Clare's chocolate shop, their paths are fated to cross.
Their emotional reunion is beset with major challenges: Lexi's return sets off a series of startling events that fracture the status quo and set the town gossips' tongues wagging. And as Clare's life takes an abrupt detour, Lexi wonders if the happiness and peace they once knew on Moon Shell Beach will, in the end, prove to be as fleeting as time and the tide. In the turbulent adult world, awash in failed loves and romantic disappointment, can childhood dreams still come true?
Irresistible reading, Moon Shell Beach explores the evolution of a tumultuous lifelong friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the rewards of believing in miracles.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|isbn||9780345498182, 9780345498199, 9780345513281, 9781400127757, 9781400137756, 9781602852235, 9781615456710|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000303996|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Ballantine Books,|c2008.|299 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000315684|Large Print|Books||English|Center Point Pub.,|2008.|381 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000349903|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[released 2009], c2009.|1 sound media player (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000403719|CD audio book|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Tantor Media, Inc.,|2008.|7 sound discs (9.50 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:0d46c834-aa87-4b65-9604-c2438858efba|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||, overdrive:d781a829-0218-4385-b05b-26cafceca862|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2008||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Divorced women -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Homecoming -- Fiction, Large type books, Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Moon Shell Beach : a novel|
|title_full||Moon Shell Beach, Moon Shell Beach : a novel / Nancy Thayer, Moon Shell Beach A Novel, Moon Shell Beach [sound recording] : a novel / Nancy Thayer, Moon Shell Beach [text (large print)] / Nancy Thayer, Moon shell beach [sound recording] : a novel / Nancy Thayer|
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|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Divorced women, Female friendship, Fiction, Homecoming, Large type books, Literature, Romance|