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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Nancy Thayer
  • ISBN:
    0751516813
  • ISBN13:
    978-0751516814
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  • Publisher:
    Time Warner Paperbacks; New Ed edition (1997)
  • Pages:
    500 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    719
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Belonging is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Belonging is a work of fiction. Published in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A successful career woman suddenly finds her life shattered by a car accident and a lover who abandons her.

Nancy Thayer (born December 14, 1943) is an American novelist who has written thirty-one books. Thayer is the daughter of Jane Patton and was born in December 14, 1943 in Emporia, Kansas. Thayer married her second husband, Charles Walters, a music store owner, in 1984. They live in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and have two children: Joshua Thayer and Samantha Wilde, who is also a novelist.

Todd entered the front door without knocking-they all agreed it was simpler if he did-and Wolf fell all over himself in a flurry of legs and fur getting down to greet him.

y, first checking to be sure Joanna was comfortable and had everything she needed for the night. Equipped with battery-powered lights and spades and shovels, and taking down wood for bracing, the two young people climbed down the rickety ladder into the root cellar.

Fortunately I have read and thoroughly enjoyed many other Nancy Thayer books so I am just chalking this up as an early career book. And luckily I found this on BookBub so got the ebook for cheap.

As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. Pouring every ounce of herself into her demanding, rewarding work, Joanna is living her dream

As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous.

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Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. Keely Green always dreamed of leaving the beautiful shores of Nantucket to become a writer. Now she's a bestselling novelist living in New York City, attending glamorous cocktail parties, mingling with the literary elite, and dating a charming pediatric surgeon. In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store. As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family's home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie.

Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer The queen of beach books

As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer The queen of beach books

PAPERBACK

mr.Mine
Although this book started with Joanna in an adulterous relationship, you can't help but wish for her happiness. There were dark moments of her lover being brutally and unnecessarily cruel to her. Also, the death of one of her twins. Then finally, the burning down of her dream home. But, though all of the adversity, she found profound happiness with Madeket, Christopher and Jake. This was a great book that highlights through trails and tribulations of life, joy does come in the morning!
Iell
I have not finished the book, but I can see the happy ending coming (I hope it is happy) from Chapter 28. Even tho I can see beyond where I am reading, I love this book. I have to say Thayer writes what I see with beautiful prose. I know it will haunt me for many weeks.

This book takes place mostly on Nantucket...there is a terrific story regarding greed, I hope it hits home with those who think money is everything. I have been there and I know it isn't. Hard lesson to learn and surely it was a hard lesson in this book. The characters are likable, but still you wonder at the lengths people go to in order to get what they want.

I love Nantucket. I wonder if I would still love it if I were to return, but in my memories of the 70s, I love Nantucket so I read almost everything written about it, set there...anything about Nantucket. Nancy Thayer has touched my heart before with lovely stories about family.

I definitely recommend this book
Hra
The main story line about a successful woman being in love/lust with a selfish man, becoming pregnant, being rejected by the same selfish man, and then finding love with someone else made sense. Good, relatable characters. I felt, however, that the villain part of the story could've been a little better developed, or just left out. The reader gets that the selfish man is villain #1, but a buried treasure and the carpenter (villain #2) with an ulterior motive are a separate story line that needed a little more attention. Then there's villain #3, the snarky friend, who didn't start out as snarky. Other than the fact that the main character thought that the carpenter was sexy, but maybe not very trustworthy, I wasn't sure how much attention to pay to this character. And, really, you're a successful woman and you find the carpenter rummaging around in your bedroom and you don't fire him?! Come on! Plus I didn't feel so excited about the buried treasure; it just always seemed to be mentioned as an afterthought. It probably would've been better to just focus on the main story line, which, between the selfish man and the snarky friend, already had enough villains. So, not a bad read overall, just a bit confusing at times with the disjointed story lines.
Pooker
I generally love every book and have few I struggle getting through. I always make myself finish a book. Finishing this book was a struggle and finally just skimmed through most of the long narratives trying to get to the actual character interactions. Positives - loved the relationship with Madakat, basic storyline was good and could have been a great story
Negatives- way too much narrative with no purpose other then just filling space, Joanna supposedly a strong successful professional lusts after every male she sees regardless of marital status or age -again with really no point or relevance to the storyline, and for a supposedly strong woman her so called best friend was a total unsupportive snob. Not sure why there was even a friendship and then at the end of the story the BF character’s life falls apart - again with really no relevance to the story line.

Fortunately I have read and thoroughly enjoyed many other Nancy Thayer books so I am just chalking this up as an early career book. And luckily I found this on BookBub so got the ebook for cheap.
olgasmile
SPOILER ALERT at the end of this review. There were many parts of this story that I loved. The relationship between Joanna and Madaket so very heartfelt, I wanted to be friends with them. The reason I gave 3 stars, however, is because of how the author had Joanna lusting after just about any male that she laid her eyes on. (One of the recipients of those lustful eyes was a male that was SEVERAL years Joanna's junior.) The descriptions of the men bordered on a cheesy romance genre which had me rolling my eyes and exclaiming, "Oh no, not again." But I really, really, liked the premise of the book; I just wish the author had eliminated the cheesy, lustful imaginings of Joanna. SPOILER ALERT: how many pregnant women with twins have such thoughts?
Flathan
I am a bookworm and reads ferociously whenever I get a chance. This book held me from the first page to the last. It is well written and you can identify with the characters and the life lessons they are learning. The sex scenes are few, the descriptions of nature , the wonderful old house made you feel part of it.
I take away from this read the fact that there are many kinds of love in our lives, that friends are precious (except the frenemy , Tory) and it is never impossible to find love and a sense of belonging.
Kalv
Reading this book was like enjoying decadent chocolates. Looking over the shoulder of the main character, through a very complex life, kept me enthralled. Beautiful descriptions, distinct personalities carried this somewhat lengthy book along at a quick pace. Worth reading.
I use to only select books based on one genre. I'm certainly happy I now find enjoyment in many different books, books like this one! A beautiful story of the changes in life that can quickly enrich us. This novel was very enjoyable, from unbridled happiness, to consuming grief (which brought tears to my eyes), with sudden disruption and sadness, and back to unbridled happiness, again. A book I won't soon forget!