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Author: Nancy Thayer
Beautifully written, powerfully felt, full of both abundant joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, Beachcombers is an extraordinary novel that centers on the bittersweet reunion of three captivating, very different sisters on Nantucket over one gorgeous, exhilarating summer. — Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two y...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345518286
ISBN-10: 0345518284
Publication Date: 6/15/2010
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a novel about three sisters and their father who have lived year-round on Nantucket thrroughout their lives. The ups and downs of their romances and employment encompass one summer in a lovely setting. What I liked was learning about the lore and lure of Nantucket by someone who obviously loves it. It is a very easy read with happily-ever-after resolutions that are no surprise, and would probably be a good beach read.
justcyn avatar reviewed Beachcombers on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A nice summer read about 3 sisters & their widowed father whom finds a girlfriend. Also the lives of the 3 sisters changes also. Look forward to reading more books by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a quick summer read - perfect for the beach. Not my favorite but worth reading.
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I found it hard to put the book down. I also have 2 sisters, and reading the book, I compared some of the sisters' interactions with those I have experenced with my own sisters - jealousy, confrontations, joy for the others, hurting when they hurt, etc. This was a wonderful read in my estimation - have already passed it on to one of my sisters!
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First book I have read of Nancy Thayer and really enjoyed Beachcombers. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.
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emeraldfire avatar reviewed Beachcombers on
Abbie Fox hasn't seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which she has jetted around the world and experienced life, if not love. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated both by the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiance. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman currently renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim. The Fox girls had closed ranks many years ago after the haunting, untimely death of their mother, but seeing their dad move on with his life forces each of them to take stock.

Over the course of the summer, the sisters' lives grow as turbulent as the unpredictable currents which encircle Nantucket. When Abbie encounters an incredibly appealing married man, she breaks her own rules in the name of love, fearing all the while that she'll regret it. Meanwhile, type-A Emma learns a new definition of success, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. Even Marina, who came to Nantucket to forget heartbreak and betrayal, faces an astonishing turn of events that will find her torn between fate and freedom. At summer's end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices - and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was immediately drawn into the plot of a story that, in my opinion, was told by a born storyteller. I may have five books - perhaps several more than that - by Nancy Thayer already sitting on my bookshelf, however I think that Beachcombers: A Novel is the first book that I've read by this author. I may have read another book by Nancy Thayer in the very distant past, but I can't really remember. Anyway, I give this book a definite A+! and am placing it on my 'Bookshelf of Keepers' to read again at some point.
njmom3 avatar reviewed Beachcombers on + 1144 more book reviews
A quick read. A family story about sisters, women, friendships, and relationships. Perfect for the beach or a lazy summer afternoon.