Beach House

Beach House

Large Print - 2009
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Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. She's sixty-five, twenty years a widow. Her beauty has faded and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn't she skinny-dip in their pool and help herself to their flowers? When she discovers that her money is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent . . . Slowly, the house comes alive again.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale, 2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781594133428
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Gree
Characteristics: 519p


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I chose this book as a light vacation read that I could pick up and put down at whim. Instead I found myself glued to the page, wanting to know what experiences were in store for the families who had joined Nan Powell at her Nantucket boarding house.

Nan is eccentric in an amusing way: skinny dipping in a neighbour’s pool and generally confounding her neighbours with her behaviour. She is surprised to learn that, due to financial woes, she may lose her home. Since Windermere is a large older home, Nan decides to open it to paying guests. The people who join Nan in her home are as interesting as Nan is eccentric.

Jun 27, 2018

Loved it! Inspiration for getting through Life's tough moments to the hidden blessings.

Dec 21, 2017

Really nice book. Really enjoyed it. I love Jane Green's characters.

Jul 18, 2016

Great book, loved it.

Jan 20, 2016

Good beach read . . . I liked it!

Jul 22, 2014

This was a pleasant read. I wasn't really surprised in the end but it turned out to be happy. I pretty much love all of Jane Green's books.

Nov 09, 2011

If you like happy endings, this one's for you.

Jul 04, 2011

An okay read, nothing truly memorable, but pleasant enough, especially the first half. What I fail to understand is why reviewers so often try to summarize plot. A summary is already available (and usually more complete) in the book catalog description. What other readers want is candid evaluation, not summary!

Jun 04, 2010

Great summer read!

Nov 02, 2008

Great vacation book

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