Island Girls

Island Girls

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages-- that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminister, MD] : Books On Tape, [2013]
ISBN: 9780307939609
030793960X
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra

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mlnorris1 Jun 29, 2017

A light and easy beach read. It was a good escape after just finishing a very heavy WWII historical novel.

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aaaaalm
Oct 25, 2014

Tortured myself to read to at least chapter ten hoping it would get better, but to no avail. Just got worse.
This is what I call a "template story"
Predictable and boring!

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margarita888
Oct 09, 2014

Worse book ever written!

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maipenrai
Sep 06, 2014

* 1/2 stars. Charming ladies? man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn?t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters? acceptance. To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And if that weren?t problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island. When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes back with a vengeance. Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof?and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm, Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above. **** Sorry, I don't know why I keep reading this style of book when I basically know that reconciliation and love with triumph in the end every time. I guess my eternal optimist hopes that the author will surprise me, but alas not the case in this novel. If you like sentimental beach fluff ( as an avid mystery reader I cannot throw stones at any preference ) Ms. Thayer is far above average, but simply not my cup of tea. Cannot recommend.

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Kirb
Aug 04, 2014

What a great story. The writing is such you can picture Nantucket. Loved the family story and all the different personalities.

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readlisten
Sep 06, 2013

Quite good lightish summer reading.

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