We never would have divorced. The healthy scent of fresh air and salt water accompanying him stirred Carley deeply, in a primitive, sexual way that made her turn away, embarrassed. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. Still … last summer Russell played a lot of golf. This book will also appeal to fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Maeve Binchy This book reflects many of experiences people face in life such as friendships, death, birth of a child, raising children, and marriage. To top it all off Gus' good friend, Wyatt causes Carley to feel things she is not sure she should be feeling while grieving for Gus. I'd never read anything by Nancy Thayer before but I am happy to find out she has other books published for me to dive into next.
I always try to be fair when reviewing books and though I particularly might not be too fond of one, it doesn't mean you won't like it. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This is a story about survival, about the ties that bind friends and family ,and about reliance on inner strength when the world as we know it has collapsed. I checked them out so frequently at the local library that when they were ready to sell the books to make room for new ones, they called me and offered them to me. All this being said, Nancy Thayer is a wonderful author who writes of Nantucket in almost a poetic way. Also, especially towards the end, sex is just kind of thrown in the book. Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack.
There were a couple things that bugged me and one major issue that was never really wrapped up but I'm willing to overlook it. The solution is right at Carley's front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. At this point Maud becomes my least favorite character. Enjoy Heat Wavealong with a cool drink. Yes, of course I loved him! I am off to go see which one I want to read next. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. Please help to establish notability by citing that are of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.
She lives in , with her husband, Charles Walters. She is gloriously happy and is really cut-out for the job. Carley's husband's best friend and law partner Wyatt shows up at unexpected times and a flummoxed Carley must tamp down feelings she's not ready to explore. Huntington Woods, Michigan Independence Never knowing what life has in store for you, Carly falls in love and marries a wealthy lawyer she hardly knows. No one seems to be invested in anyone at all.
While the reader becomes attached to the characters, the lack of depth of the plot leaves a bit to be desired. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be , , or. At least I have other books by Nancy Thayer I can dig into. Ms Thayer's deep love for and knowledge of Nantucket is an underlying theme and the island, with all its moods and temperamental weather changes, provides an appealing background for this engaging story. Women will find this a relaxing page turner, which will relate to much in their own lives or at least how they would wish their lives to be. If you've read Nancy's earlier works, the stark difference is remarkable.
When her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. Then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. The water leapt and hissed and sparkled all around them. Angie Before I begin the formal review there are a few things I need to get off my chest in the wake of finishing this book; I'll do so without giving away too many or any spoilers. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectableespecially not Carley's mother-in-law. Sometimes that is all we have, and it helps transition us through the storms life sometimes can bring.
It's about trying to do the right thing for yourself and your family in trying times, and respecting the feelings of others in the process. She flashed him a smile. I will miss reading this one! Carley and Gus have been married 13 years, she stays home with their two girls in their huge Nantucket home that was Gus's mother's family home. Complicating matters is the fact her in-laws also live on Nantucket and the death of her husband has an impact on her relationship with them. I was sorry when it ended.
Every time there is the smallest note of interest, you are left hanging. Carley needs to either find a job or turn her in-laws beautiful old family home into a bed-and-breakfast to make an income for her and the girls to survive on. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. Several chapters in is when the major drama starts. Nancy Thayer has the ability to bring her characters to life without getting mired down in physical and environmental details. Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer's trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again. Gus is a partner in his father's law firm.
Now that it has been released they have changed it to reflect the current story. When her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. I don't think I even read the inside flap. It's not even worth the time on the beach to read it. The relationship with her friends troubled me at times, some of the situations seemed almost too much for the character of Carley to bear. One, Thayer does not make much use of the fabulous Nantucket setting.
This novel is completely believable and I actually know someone who several of these issues happened too. As her settled life begins to unravel, she must make decisions on how she's to survive and decides to turn their rambling Nantucket home into a bed and breakfast, despite opposition from her mother-in-law who feels innkeeping is not quite respectable. Thayer has a way of making her books real as life is for each of us. My last complaint about the book and not really a complaint, just an observation, what did happen to the inlaws, were they eaten alive in Guatamala, did they die, the epilogue neatly ties up everyone's lives except the inlaws. How will the friends who define themselves as La Tres Enchiladas repair the conflicts?.