You know how every now and then you just want a simple and sweet book to read? This is the one for you. I've read a few 'chick-lit' books recently that simply failed to deliver, with insipid women who take themselves too seriously. This book was the perfect antidote.
The story follows three sisters-Abbie, Emma, and Lily, as they struggle to define themselves after some major changes in their lives. Natives of Nantucket, they all end up at home for the summer, along with their father and a woman appropriately named Marina who decides to rent their guest cottage by the sea.
This book goes down smoothly, like a refreshing cold lemonade on a hot summer day. There is really no deep conflict and nothing to upset or get you thinking too deeply. If you want a light summer read that won't bring you down, I recommend it highly.
Can't say much except this is a terrific book. A great storyline with characters you want to care about.
Reading At The Beach: Reviews
This is a fun, light read and will keep you wanting to know how things turn out for these 3 sisters, their father and Marina. The author writes so well that you feel that you are hearing the sounds and smells of the beach and are right there beside the characters. It seems as if you are "seeing", not "reading" their world. I enjoyed getting to know these people and the town, and wish the book hadn't ended. Thankfully it did in such in a way that another book could to pick up where this left off. It there is a second one, I'll be reading it too.
I recommend this to anyone who likes chick lit, beach reads, or is just in the mood for a light easy read.
I loved this book. The characters are easy to love, there is heart felt drama and typical family issues. Loved reading about Nantucket. Was sorry to see this book end. Thought it could go on and on.
A nice summer book
I liked the story, even though it was a little predictable. The story takes you through the summer of 3 sisters that live on Nantucket Island. I liked reading about the island, and the sisters grow on you. Their father is a widower, and he falls for his summer tenant - again predictable - but the author makes you care about the characters. I really enjoyed the book.
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. á Abbie Fox hasn?t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which she?s 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 after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker?s job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancÚ. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters? widowed father, Jim. The Fox girls closed ranks 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 encircling 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 witháreality. Even Marina, who has come 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.