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Before I travel somewhere I like to read books that take place in the spot I m visiting It was eerie walking the streets of Pompeii after reading the Novel with the same name Or pulling up in a train to Berlin as I finished The Fall of Berlin 1945 Next month I m headed to Nantucket, so I picked up the Guest Cottage This is one of the most lazily written predictable books I ve ever read From the very beginning I found myself wishing I could follow the husband s storyline as he goes off with Before I travel somewhere I like to read books that take place in the spot I m visiting It was eerie walking the streets of Pompeii after reading the Novel with the same name Or pulling up in a train to Berlin as I finished The Fall of Berlin 1945 Next month I m headed to Nantucket, so I picked up the Guest Cottage This is one of the most lazily written predictable books I ve ever read From the very beginning I found myself wishing I could follow the husband s storyline as he goes off with his younger assistant While cliche, he at least seemed to be living an interesting life Meanwhile I was stuck with Sophie, who is essentially a nothings going on in my life, overly cautious, rich, home maker Yawn Right after this book I picked up We Were Liars which is a young adult novel that takes place on a private island between Nantucket and the Vineyard It was a thousand times better written, andinteresting Do yourself a favor and go get that book instead I ve been wanting to review this for quite some time, but I just can t describe how excellent it was The divorce was heartbreaking and the whole affair part was like wow I loveddddddd how the characters that ended up sharing the Guest Cottage got along wink wink nudge nudge There weren t graphic scenes but an amazing love story so praise for that I felt like I was right there with them in the pages I laughed a lot and then was like wow temper tantrum I feel ya little kids though I loved I ve been wanting to review this for quite some time, but I just can t describe how excellent it was The divorce was heartbreaking and the whole affair part was like wow I loveddddddd how the characters that ended up sharing the Guest Cottage got along wink wink nudge nudge There weren t graphic scenes but an amazing love story so praise for that I felt like I was right there with them in the pages I laughed a lot and then was like wow temper tantrum I feel ya little kids though I loved this book When I bought it I was just winging it, I wanted to read random books from an Outlet store and see how it turned out, all of the ones I picked I loved greatly Definitely recommend this book Nancy Thayer continues to be one of my favorite authors She can take a very simple plot and turned it into something beautiful The story revolves around a single father and his son and a soon to be divorced mother and her two children There are other characters that share space with them but it is the couple s story that the author focuses on It is a story of family and passion that the woman in the story believed was gone from her life.I wanted to be on Nantucket and look at the Sea gulls a Nancy Thayer continues to be one of my favorite authors She can take a very simple plot and turned it into something beautiful The story revolves around a single father and his son and a soon to be divorced mother and her two children There are other characters that share space with them but it is the couple s story that the author focuses on It is a story of family and passion that the woman in the story believed was gone from her life.I wanted to be on Nantucket and look at the Sea gulls and rub my toes in the sand along with the characters It s a beautiful read and highly recommended Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for the opportunity to read and review this book I found both the main characters of this book totally unbelievable in their motivations and actions The main female character was wishy washy and had no gumption whatsoever The male love interest was likewise, wishy washy and gumptionless SPOILER ALERT how could a man be attracted to one lady then sleep with her good friend then, how could said lady remain attracted to him thereafter, much less forgiving and amenable to her good friend puhleeze About the only thing I can say about this book vapid. A special thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Nancy Thayer delivers THE GUEST COTTAGE, a Nantucket, lighthearted summer romance, perfect for leisure summer beach days, or relaxing sunset evenings.Sophie and Zach, married sixteen years, with faded passion in their marriage resides in Boston with a teenage son, Jonah age fifteen, and daughter, Lacy age ten One evening, Sophie focuses on her calendar and notes her husban A special thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Nancy Thayer delivers THE GUEST COTTAGE, a Nantucket, lighthearted summer romance, perfect for leisure summer beach days, or relaxing sunset evenings.Sophie and Zach, married sixteen years, with faded passion in their marriage resides in Boston with a teenage son, Jonah age fifteen, and daughter, Lacy age ten One evening, Sophie focuses on her calendar and notes her husband has typed in April 11, discuss div with S Divorce Zach the former high school football hero had just turned forty and was showing all the signs of trying to gain back his youth with a Mustang convertible and Grecian formula for his hair.This was not the perfect timing Zach had planned however, since she is now bringing it up, he makes Sophie aware he does indeed want a divorce But what about the children Of course, as she suspected it is Lila, the young one, from work and he loves her Of course, she makes him feel young and he wants to move in with her, as he is now rushing her to separation and then divorce Humiliated, Sophie lets her husband know she was planning on renting a summer home in Nantucket for July and August, the guest house behind the main house She thought if she could get her husband away, maybe he would change his mind No go Well, she is going anyway as she needs time away with the kids, even though Zach will not pay, she will get it from her Aunt Fancy, the aunt she had always admired and she had left her some mad money Sophie was certainly mad at Zach The idea of spending her inheritance to rent a house on Nantucket was downright epic for her, but she decides she will go and lets Susie Swenson know she will take it.Little does Sophie know, Trevor Black, age thirty younger , has also rented the same guest house from his old college friend, Ivan Swenson Trevor s wife died in November, and he is raising his four year old son, Leo they are seeing a psychologist and he needs a getaway He has his own computer business, so he can work from anywhere Susie was getting excited about the house, especially when she sees the piano Unfortunately, when they discover they both are renting the same cottage, neither wants to give up the house They find out quickly they both rented from the Swenson cousins which evidently are lacking in the communication skills area.They both have only verbal agreements, and decide to compromise They do not have another choice Being the house was rather big, they decide to both stay and share the cottage, after all they could each have their own wings Now here, Sophie was with a strange man and a child, and she was not was not good at spontaneity, as she preferred her routine and organization However, she decides that will soon go out the window, since she will be a single parent her life had been shattered.What comes next is too totally different adults and a mix of children, with Trevor being insulted by Sophie s questioning his child rearing tactics However, they soon start on an adventure, mixed with humor for an unexpected summer of reinvention, and possibly serendipity, fate, and a miracle thrown in.Fans of chicklit, women s fiction, family drama, humor, and contemporary, without a lot of suspense, will enjoy this summer romance, of starting over with two families who may havein common than they may think Sophie Anderson s world falls apart when her husband announce she is leaving In an effort to come to terms with what has happened, she uses an inheritance from her Aunt Fancy and rents a house on Nantucket Island for her and her two children, Jonah and Lacey Unbeknown to her, Trevor Black has also rented the same property for him and his five year old son Leo When it turns out they have both rented the same place it makes sense to share for the summer since the house is large But will such a Sophie Anderson s world falls apart when her husband announce she is leaving In an effort to come to terms with what has happened, she uses an inheritance from her Aunt Fancy and rents a house on Nantucket Island for her and her two children, Jonah and Lacey Unbeknown to her, Trevor Black has also rented the same property for him and his five year old son Leo When it turns out they have both rented the same place it makes sense to share for the summer since the house is large But will such an arrangement work out Or will too many problems arise and make it impossible From the beginning of this novel it seemed pretty obvious which way the story would go It was not without a few complications thrown in Leo s tantrums and rigid behaviour were one thing and understandable given the loss of his mother Incidents with Sophie s friend Angie who come to visit seemed totally an unnecessary and pointless inclusion The introduction of Hristo was only slightly less credible However the elderly neighbour Conner was a great addition.I used to really like Nancy Thayer s books Now I am not sure if it is my reading has changed or her writing If you are looking for a light chick lit type of story then this may appeal I thought it was okay but felt it could have done with being a lot shorter It also tended toward the predictable As for the neatly wrapped up ending that stretched credibility too far for me But it may well appeal to others Originally posted on The Reading Room I gave this book two stars because the book just didn t feel like it was finished For every book I read I look for something that makes that book special May it be the characters,the world setting, or even the hidden meaning behind the books words This book just didn t have that special something The author did a good job describing the island the first time but after that every scene seemed the exact same just described a little different each time Th Originally posted on The Reading Room I gave this book two stars because the book just didn t feel like it was finished For every book I read I look for something that makes that book special May it be the characters,the world setting, or even the hidden meaning behind the books words This book just didn t have that special something The author did a good job describing the island the first time but after that every scene seemed the exact same just described a little different each time The characters in this book were very annoying 3 4 of the characters were kids and the father in this book hasn t really matured enough to be in this book The characters neededdetail and or to belikable All that put aside the plot slowly went downhill Everything in this book was predictable From the very first scene to the books last breath I had an idea where the book was going Sometimes it is good for a book to be a little bit predictable but this was just ridiculous I did however like how the two main characters only had a chapter for each of their lives before and went straight to the point But I still feel it needed to be slowed down a little then Maybe this book would have been better if it haddetail on everything and wouldn t have been as slow and boring as it was (FREE PDF) ⚝ The Guest Cottage ⚼ New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house and must soon decide where their hearts truly lieSensible thirty six year old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do She knows her role in life supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what s missing from her life When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what s next Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus oneAlso minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo smart and sweet, but grappling constantly with his mother s death, growing and closed off Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan SwensonBest laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they ve mistakenly rented the same house Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons Nantucket house But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to shareInspiring and true to life, The Guest Cottage is Nancy Thayer at her finest, inscribing in graceful, knowing prose matters of the heart and the meaning of family 3.5 stars to The Guest Cottage on audio Sometimes I need a somewhat predictable beachy read with a great happily ever after, and this delivered Fun Nantucket setting, too.