June 22, 2010
Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group
$25.00 US/ $29.95 CAN
Rating: 4 cups
Abbie, Emma, and Lily Fox rely on each other a little more than most sisters. Their mother died when they were young, forcing them to grow up quicker than necessary. They argue and fight with one another, but they also love each other with a passion.
Marina Warren has come to Nantucket to regroup. Her husband has divorced her and married her former best friend. She figured she could heal the wounds, have some fun, and then return to Kansas City. She never dreamed she would fall in love.
Emma has returned home, broken. Her fiancé has broken her heart and the stock market crash broke her bank account. She is devastated. Noticing a scary resemblance to their mother’s depression, Lily calls Abbie home to Nantucket. Lily’s job keeps her nights busy, but Abbie and Emma have no way to earn money so they start their own company, Nantucket Mermaids. They perform all types of duties for the people on the island. With the job issue taken care of, they turn their attention to the lady renting the small cottage in back of their house. The lady, Marina, who appears to be dating their father.
With any of Ms. Thayer's books, I find myself swept through the portal to Nantucket and into the pages. Beachcombers is no different. The reader is drawn into the arguments, the mistrust, and the love of the Fox family. An emotional chord is struck when the reader finds the sister they relate to best. There are moments of laughter and tears as the pages are turned. Not a bit of disappointment to be found within the covers. If you want to take a trip to Nantucket, but cannot afford to, pick up this book. It is well worth it.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More