Book Review of The Beach House

The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: Jane Green
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8


The Beach House has the perfect title, because it is the perfect beach read. Not very deep, easy to read, characters you enjoy and a general feel good read.

Nan Powell has lived in her big rambling house, Windmere, on Nantucket for over 30 years. She is a bit of an eccentric, well known around the town. When it becomes clear that Nan is facing some serious financial problems she decides to take in boarders as she tries to figure out what to do with her home as some neer to do developers are longing to get their hands on the property.

The mix of people who come together at the house all bring some baggage; Daniel recently separated and hiding a secret; Daff, a recent divorcee and mother of a spoiled 13 year old; Michael, Nans son who has come back home after ending an affair with his boss. Then there is Bee, Daniels wife who takes a house nearby so she and Daniel can work on a reconciliation; Michaels lover who shows up and makes a shocking announcement and a man from Nans past who throws everything into tumult, reveling some startling secrets.

Lots of story lines intersect and a lot of it is predictable, some of it a bit preposterous and you can figure out how everything will end, but the storytelling is fun and it is a great escape book.