An Island Christmas

An Island Christmas

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, Archie. The twinkling lights that beckon from every window, the snow dusting the beautiful streets, the gorgeous red and white satin dress -- every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding. The only problem is, this is not Felicia's dream. Happier hiking in shorts than tending to hearth and home like her more traditional sister Lauren, Felicia has only agreed to a lavish winter wedding to make her mother Jilly happy. And while Jilly is thrilled her daughter's found love, she still has reservations about the brawny, bumbling Archie -- especially when Jilly learns that he and Felicia plan to move far away to California after the wedding. To help take her mind off the impending move, Jilly's husband George brings home a charming but mischievous cat named Jock. But when Lauren shows up with high-spirited kids and plenty of judgments in tow, not even Jock's furry antics can keep the already-high family tensions from skyrocketing. Just when it seems like this family is fated to wake up on Christmas morning to stockings full of coal, a holiday surprise brings them together for a very merry celebration"--
"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. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia's dream at all; it's what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly's also 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. As the big day approaches and Jilly's older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer's heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season. Praise for Nancy Thayer's A Nantucket Christmas. "A wonderfully inspiring story of Christmas and the warmth of the season. a beautiful book for the keeper shelf."--Romance Reviews Today "A heartwarming tale that pulls you right in from the very first page and stays with you long after you have finished reading."--Fresh Fiction. "Thayer's descriptive writing style and charming characters make her books a delight to read, and this Christmas tale is no exception."--Wichita Falls Times News Record. "As sweet and warm as a fresh-baked cookie. heart-twisting moments and a Yuletide miracle will get readers in the holiday mood."--RT Book Reviews . "Thayer gives readers of women's fiction another enjoyable foray to Nantucket."--Library Journal"--
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553393873
Branch Call Number: FIC Thay
Characteristics: 209 p

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Jan 09, 2015

she never disappoints it was a fun read. I really enjoyed it.

samdog123 Nov 21, 2014

A nice light book to read at this time of year! Nancy Thayer is always a pleasure to read.

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