A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer
Expected Publication: April 3, 2018
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: via publisher
A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.
As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?
In A Nantucket Wedding we met Alison who is happily in love and is planning her upcoming wedding to David, so all she wants is to get both sides of their families together as much as possible before their wedding how that is easier said than done. Alison has two daughters and each one is different as night and day. Jane is a lawyer and married with no kids and by the books and never has done anything out of sorts, Felicity is the more laid back one who is married with kids but is fearing that something is up with her husband. Now David has a daughter is plain spoiled in my opinion and is being simply difficult towards Alison and her daughters, and he also has a son who is a flat out flirt who flirts with both of Alison’s daughters despite the fact he isn’t divorced himself.
While I found some flaws with parts of the story such as Felicity’s storyline with her husband who I found to be an ass I wish she had more of a backbone and stood up for herself more. I felt like when it was useful to him that’s when he wanted to be involved with Felicity’s family. Not to mention the storyline with Jane and David’s son which I never bought from the get-go but was glad when it didn’t go where I thought it might.
However, overall I did enjoy this beach read, which this is perfect for by the way. I did like the family aspect of this read and the story of Alison and David. I liked that David stood up for Alison when his daughter was being mean and spiteful towards Alison. I loved how the more time both families spent together they slowly but surely became a great blended family, and I also liked how this felt so real. They didn’t come together as an insta-family but like reality, they had their troubles and bumps but in the end, they meshed together quite well. This was an enjoyable read one that will be perfect for the warmer months ahead so definitely keep this one on your radar.