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A Nantucket Christmas: a novel

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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 gratifying and utterly entertaining story. Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of magical, and the season's wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. Their home is already full of enticing scents of pine, baking spices, and homemade pie. But the warm, festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole's chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm's length--or, better yet, out of the picture altogether--Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole's holiday preparations. Nicole, however, is not about to let anyone or anything tarnish her first Christmas with her new husband. Nancy Thayer's wonderful tale reminds us that this is the season of miracles. Before the gifts are unwrapped, surprise visitors appear, and holiday joy comes to all, both naughty and nice. Praise for Nancy Thayer A Nantucket Christmas "Thayer's Christmas story is as sweet and warm as a fresh-baked cookie. . . . heart-twisting moments and a yuletide miracle will get readers in the holiday mood." -- RT Book Reviews "Thayer gives readers of women's fiction another enjoyable foray to Nantucket." -- Library Journal Moon Shell Beach "Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide." -- New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand "A beautifully textured story about love, friendship, and forgiveness, a great beach read. It will make you want to pack your bags for Nantucket." -- New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah Beachcombers "Thayer's sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace." --Dorothea Benton Frank "A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love." --The Plain Dealer Summer Breeze "Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand." --The Star-Ledger "An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence." --Wichita Falls Times Record News
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Full title nantucket christmas
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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display_description "From the lighthouse sporting a huge wreath to the Christmas Stroll along its quaint streets, holidays on Nantucket are always magical. However, while the town might be aglow like a scene from Dickens tale, unfortunately for newly married island newcomer Nicole Somerset, Christmas means a dreaded visit from her step-daughter. Headstrong Kennedy brings with her a family of her own--husband Archer and adorable 3 year old son, Maddox--but Kennedy's yet to get over her parents' divorce. Pregnant and highly emotional, in an attempt to reconcile her father and mother, Kennedy sets in motion a scheme to sabotage Nicole's meticulous holiday preparations. When Kennedy's glamorous mother appears on the Somerset doorstep, Kennedy thinks her devious plan might just work. Holidays may be a perfect time for reconciliation, but they are also known for miracles. Even before the gifts are unwrapped, other visitors will make unexpected appearances and sweet little Maddox gets his most fervent Christmas wish"--
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subject_facet Christmas stories, Christmas stories, American, Domestic fiction, American, Families -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Interpersonal conflict -- Fiction, Large type books, Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction, Stepdaughters -- Fiction, Stepmothers -- Fiction
title_display A Nantucket Christmas : a novel
title_full A Nantucket Christmas : a novel / Nancy Thayer, A Nantucket Christmas A Novel, A Nantucket Christmas [text (large print)] / Nancy Thayer
title_short A Nantucket Christmas :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Christmas stories, Christmas stories, American, Domestic fiction, American, Families, Family life, Fiction, Interpersonal conflict, Large type books, Romance, Stepdaughters, Stepmothers