Saturday, December 28, 2013
A Nantucket Christmas
By Nancy Thayer
I received A Nantucket Christmas as a Goodreads win. It was an enjoyable story and I usually like to read at least one Christmas story during the holidays. This was my choice.
The story centers around an older couple retired and living in Nantucket. It's Christmas time, the off season in island terms, when tourists are nowhere to be seen and the town belongs once again to the locals.
It's their first Christmas together and Nicole finds herself "competing" with her new husband's past brought about by his daughter's vision of her parent's once "perfect" marriage, "perfect" life, and her efforts to bring them back together. I'm not entirely sure I wanted to buy into this premise as the daughter was an adult herself with a husband, child and another baby on the way. Was it really plausible that she would want to break up her father and his new wife?
As in most romance novels, the story plays out with some drama and touch & go moments but comes to an expected happy ending. It was a satisfying holiday tale meeting my need for wintry romance. I only hope all the trickery by the daughter was due to pregnancy hormones and she is more reasonable in "real life."
I give A Nantucket Christmas four of five shots. A sweet story.