Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer

When Sophie Anderson's husband leaves her, her world crumbles instantly. On impulse, she rents a cottage on Nantucket Island with her children for a family holiday, minus one.
Still raw after his wife's death, Trevor Black is learning how to be a single parent to five-year-old Leo. Hoping a quiet trip to Nantucket will help him reconnect with his son, he leases a house for the summer.
Plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor discover they've rented the same place. They agree to share the house but, as summer unfolds, it becomes clear that the guest cottage might not be all they want to share... Is it too soon for love to bloom?

This is the first book I've read by American author Nancy Thayer although she has written many.
 I found it to be one of those books where you can guess what will happen even by the blurb on the back cover.  I can't tell you much more about the story because the blurb above really tells it all. What I will say is that even although I guessed what would happen I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I loved Sophie and felt for her being dumped by her husband. He didn't even seem interested in his children and I knew how much that must have hurt her too.
Trevor seems like an ideal man but something he did in the middle of the story put me off him a bit.
The author sets many of her books by the sea in Nantucket. I would love to rent that cottage and live there for a while as the descriptions of days out by the beach and surrounding areas are wonderful.
If you read as much as I do sometimes you just need a story that doesn't tax your brain much or doesn't pull too much on your emotions,this is just a nice story and a good holiday read.

Amazon for paperback or kindle
I do think it's a bit pricey for kindle but I am finding that with most books by American authors. I'd have a look in bookshops or supermarkets if you want to read it.

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