There’s two reasons for readers to head to Nantucket Island this Holiday season. Nancy Thayer heads back with her new novel, A VERY NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS (Ballantine Books), and this time the festive mood is chilled by Nicole’s stepdaughter’s lack of Holiday spirit. But with Thayer’s story-telling skills, we know the gifts will be unwrapped and everyone will be singing Christmas carols before the last page.


untitledIn AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS, the arrival of the thirty-foot Norwegian Spruce tree officially announces the start of the Holiday season on Nantucket Island. This Christmas is going to be extra special in Jilly and George Gordon’s household. Their daughter, Felicia is coming home to the island from Utah for the first time in years and she’s bringing fiancé, Archie. They’re getting  married and her sister, Lauren is arranging the whole wedding.

Jilly’s house on Chestnut Street is a picturesque dollhouse. It’s filled with Holiday collectibles and antiques – all highly breakable. Since she’s decided to host Christmas and the wedding, there will be guests, including her young grandchildren and many opportunities for disaster. What possibly can go wrong does, plus a lot more.

It turns out, this is the perfect Christmas to put aside perfection and embrace one another’s love and the simple things that make family special. In the Gordon home, it’s a Holiday of full of surprises, changes and acceptance.

AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS is a bit predictable, but I enjoyed the way Nancy Thayer creates a warm traditional family Holiday. It’s a timely gift for readers.

Thanks to Netgalley http://www.netgalley.com and Ballantine Books http://www.ballantinebooks.com for a kindle copy of AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS for an honest review. Check out http://www.nancythayer.com and her Facebook page for everything NANCY. Feel free to check out http://www.cindyroesel.com for more of my reviews and news about my novel.

Wishing everyone a healthy and blessed Holiday Season. xx

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