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The Resource Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer

Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer

Label
Summer breeze : a novel
Title
Summer breeze
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Thayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three women forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England's Dragonfly Lake. Morgan O'Keefe feels trapped in a gilded cage. True, the thirty-year-old mother agreed to put her science career on hold to raise her young son while her husband pursued his high-powered job. But though Morgan loves many things about staying home with her child, she misses the thrill of working with her colleagues in the lab. She's restless and in dire need of a change. Fed up with New York City's hectic pace, Natalie Reynolds takes up her aunt's offer to move to the Berkshires and house-sit her fabulous lakeside house for a year. Passionate about applying brush to canvas, Natalie is poised to become the artist she has forever longed to be. But life on Dragonfly Lake is never without surprises, and for a novice swimmer like Natalie, the most welcome surprise proves to be the arms of a handsome neighbor pulling her up from the water for a gulp of air. When her mother breaks her leg, Bella Barnaby quits her job in Austin and returns home to help out her large, boisterous family. Among her new duties: manning the counter at the family business, Barnaby's Barn, an outdated shop sorely in need of a makeover. While attractive architect Aaron has designs on her, Bella harbors long held secret dreams of her own. Summer on Dragonfly Lake is ripe for romance, temptation, and self-discovery as the lives of these three women unexpectedly intertwine
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Review
  • Like its title suggests, Thayer's newest (after Heat Wave) is a light bit of chick-lit that's nice while it lasts, but ultimately unmemorable. Set in the Berkshires, this is the story of one tumultuous summer spent on the shores of Dragonfly Lake, where three women come together to reckon with themselves and reassess their lives. Natalie is a young painter from NYC housesitting for her wealthy aunt; Bella is a lifelong resident returned home to care for her mother and help transform her gift shop into a success; and Morgan is a former career woman turned stay-at-home mom whose husband, Josh, spends all his time at work. The three ladies become fast friends, and during the course of the sweltering season, Natalie falls for Bella's absent-minded brother, Bella shirks the admiration of Aaron in favor of Natalie's charismatic brother, and Morgan conjures the courage to assert her own aspirations and push Josh to compromise. Readers will delight in these women's struggles to reconcile their desires and dreams with the cards they've been dealt in this delicately interwoven fluff story. (June) --Staff (Reviewed July 23, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 30, p)
  • Thayer abandons Nantucket for the Berkshires, where three young women spend a summer recalibrating their lives. Cottage-sitting Natalie is recovering from the breakup blues, Bella has returned home to care for her mom and the family business, and Morgan wants more out of life than mothering. Popular women's fiction of the extended-best sellers list type and a good beach, er, weekend-in-the-country read. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed February 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 22, p47)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115919
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thayer, Nancy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Life change events
  • Women
  • Women scientists
  • Women artists
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Housesitting
  • Stay-at-home mothers
  • Berkshire Hills (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780345528728
Lccn
2012010098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
6-12
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756576902
  • 2836686
  • (DLC) 2012010098
  • (Sirsi) BLUFFTON115472
Label
Summer breeze : a novel, Nancy Thayer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780345528728
Lccn
2012010098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
6-12
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756576902
  • 2836686
  • (DLC) 2012010098
  • (Sirsi) BLUFFTON115472

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