Book Club: Nantucket Sisters

I’m the first to admit I’m a lady of phases – I became intensely obsessed with something for a while and then I switch to the next thing. At the moment my phase is reading. I’ve always enjoyed reading but sometimes I enjoy it more than other times. With life so busy at the moment I have found great pleasure in coming home and reading a book. There’s something so self-indulgent about reading that just makes you feel good. With all the seriousness of working and life, I really felt like reading something light hearted (or what I call, chick-lit). I came across Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer. The author grew up and has lived her life in Nantucket so her descriptions of the scenery and landscapes are detailed and realistic. This particular novel follows the life and friendship of Maggie and Emily. The former is a low-key Nantucket girl growing up in a single family with not a lot of money to show for, and the latter a New York rich girl who comes to Nantucket for her yearly summer holiday.

Maggie is an endearing character who I felt particularly drawn to- full of life and optimism. The ups and downs of their friendships are relatable and deal with the realisation that people can change as they grow and move on.

Overall, a fun and light read. I will probably buy another Nancy Thayer book. Before I do that though I am in the middle of reading ‘The Royal We’ and next on my list is ‘The Futures’, a story about a young couple who move to New York in the midst of the Financial Crisis.

Happy reading,

Lis x

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