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The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: Jane Green
Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. At sixty-five-years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn't she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? Bu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452295384
ISBN-10: 0452295386
Publication Date: 5/26/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 215 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
Sometimes it's just really nice to read a book that doesn't require a great deal of concentration and the ending ties everything up neatly. This is just such a book! Leap into the lives of all of these characters thrown together on the island of Nantucket for the summer - I promise you will feel like you have made new friends and will want to book your own oceanside get-a-way when you are done! Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 7
A great casual summer read with a few unexpected twists. Thoroughly enjoyable with no sex or violence.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! Great summer read. Lesson in "things happen for a reason". First Jane Green book I've read and she's an easy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute book, sort of like a Lifetime movie...holds your interest even though it's something you wouldn't normally find extraordinary.
Liked the character development and few twists that were added, however everything happened to "fall into place" a little too much for reality. And I agree with another reviewer who mentioned the over-usage of phrases such as "coming home" "finding peace" "living in one's own skin" a little annoying. The point was clear without throwing it down your throat.
That being said, this was definately a light and breezy read that I would definately recommend to anyone looking for such!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was such a disappointment . . . predictable and hokey. The author depicts 'Nan Powell' her main character, as an aging woman at the end of life . . . she's about my age and I'm FAR from near the end of life! Green didn't push out much with this book. Her shallow character development and weak story line had me yawning.

If you want witty, well written, entertaining novels read Jennifer Weiner's books.
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This was a fast summer read! It has some interesting twists.
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This book was not my favorite. It's story line was very predictible.
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I really enjoyed this book about a lovely and interesting older woman who has fallen on some hard financial times and decides to rent out rooms in her lovely old beach house. The characters were very interesting and the story came together very unexpectedy at the end. Each character had their own story and the overall book blended them all well. I'm going to read some more of her books as this was my first.