By Nancy Thayer
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345528728, 322pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
In this captivating novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England's Dragonfly Lake. Thirty-year-old Morgan O Keefe put her science career on hold to raise her young son. Though Morgan loves many things about staying home with her child, she feels restless and ready for a change. Struggling artist Natalie Reynolds, fed up with New York City's hectic pace, moves to the Berkshires for a year to house-sit her aunt's fabulous home on Dragonfly Lake, where a handsome neighbor becomes her unexpected rescuer. After her mother breaks her leg, Bella Barnaby quits her job in Austin and returns home to help out her large, boisterous family. While an attractive architect has designs on her, Bella harbors long held secret dreams of her own.
Summer on Dragonfly Lake is ripe for romance, temptation, and self-discovery as the paths of these three women unexpectedly intertwine. "Summer Breeze" illustrates how friends, old and new, can offer comfort, infuriate, or even open one's eyes to the astonishing possibilities of life.
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Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide. Elin Hilderbrand
An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence. Wichita Falls" Times Record News.
PRAISE FOR NANCY THAYER
“Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand
“Vintage Nancy Thayer . . . Enjoy Heat Wave along with a cool drink . . . and plenty of sunblock.”—Huntington News
“A heartwarming novel that will take readers on an emotional roller coaster full of family connections, hysterical summer guests and the drama of everyday life.”—Nantucket Today
“A wonderful story set in the beautiful scenery of Nantucket . . . While there is a love story here, there’s so much more.”—Bookreporter
“Walk along the shore with [these] girls. . . . Beachcombers hits home for those of us women who have loved, lost and forgiven ourselves and others in the quest for love and serenity.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
“A charming and fun summer read . . . Readers will love this story of family and love.”—The Plain Dealer