Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of MOON SHELL BEACH, THE HOT FLASH CLUB, THE HOT FLASH CLUB STRIKES AGAIN, HOT FLASH HOLIDAYS, THE HOT FLASH CLUB CHILLS OUT and BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND FRIENDS. She lives on Nantucket.
As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Her mother, Jilly, is worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.
Emma falls for Maggie’s brother Ben and the young women’s paths diverge, the duo remain close friends. Then the unthinkable happens: a lifelong friendship is pushed to its breaking point with the appearance of the handsome, charismatic, charming and incredibly sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick --- upending both of their lives.
The author of HEAT WAVE takes us to the beach in winter, when Nantucket is also a delight --- especially as the famous Christmas Stroll winds through its charming, bedecked streets. It’s not so delightful for island newcomer Nicole Somerset, however, since the holidays also bring stepdaughter Kennedy, who can’t accept her parents’ divorce. There with her husband and three-year-old, pregnant Kennedy makes every effort to wreck Nicole’s Christmas plans. Then Kennedy’s oh-so-elegant mother shows up.
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. When a visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance.
Three women strike up a friendship while living on gorgeous Dragonfly Lake in Massachusetts. In spite of complications and misunderstandings, their closeness helps one another as each grapples with her particular romantic relationship and searches for her purpose in life.