Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer

75%

11 Critic Reviews

There is lots of female bonding and there are plenty of romantic complications...It's all fluffy good fun, if that's what you're in the mood for.
-JULIE'S JOTTINGS ON BOOKS & MOVIES

Synopsis

“Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger
 
In this captivating novel, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England’s Dragonfly Lake. Thirty-year-old Morgan O’Keefe put her science career on hold to raise her young son. Though Morgan loves many things about staying home with her child, she feels restless and ready for a change. Struggling artist Natalie Reynolds, fed up with New York City’s hectic pace, moves to the Berkshires for a year to house-sit her aunt’s fabulous home on Dragonfly Lake, where a handsome neighbor becomes her unexpected rescuer. After her mother breaks her leg, Bella Barnaby quits her job in Austin and returns home to help out her large, boisterous family. While an attractive architect 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 paths of these three women unexpectedly intertwine. Summer Breeze illustrates how friends, old and new, can offer comfort, infuriate, or even open one’s eyes to the astonishing possibilities of life.
 
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“Nancy Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand
 
“An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
 

About Nancy Thayer

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Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of Summer Breeze, Heat Wave, Beachcombers, Summer House, Moon Shell Beach, and The Hot Flash Club. She lives in Nantucket.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 338 pages
Genres: Other, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Summer Breeze
All: 11 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 2

Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon on Jul 06 2012

Still, SUMMER BREEZE lives up to its name as a light and distracting perfect-for-the-beach read.

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Look At OKC

Excellent
Reviewed by BETTY LYTLE on Jun 17 2012

Romantic entanglements, friendship and homecoming are the gist of the story. It's a great summer read that's not too complicated.

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Huntington News

Excellent
Reviewed by David M. Kinchen on Jun 05 2012

So light up the citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay, pour yourself a glass of chardonnay or riesling and enjoy Thayer's latest look at friendship, sibling relationships and love and marriage...

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The Roanoke Times

Below average
Reviewed by Lori McAnnally on Jul 08 2012

The various conflicts are artificial and oversimplified; they are likewise resolved in a childish manner. I enjoy a little “chick lit” as much as the next person...I do require, however, that the story not insult my intelligence or life choices.

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BrodartVibe's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Brittany on May 03 2012

In typical Thayer fashion, readers are given a beautifully written novel with storylines that intertwine naturally. Each character is given a chance to shine...

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Kristen's Book Nook

Below average
Reviewed by Kristen on Aug 25 2012

They feel so forced that there is no possible way that they could be real. It's all so fake and the dialogue between the characters so jilted that I have to shake my head at how unreal it is.

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On The BookShelf

Good
Reviewed by LadyBookBug on Jun 18 2012

Looking for a gentle soap-opera read? Then this latest entry by Nancy Thayer is just the book for you.

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Pudgy Penguin Perusals

Good
Reviewed by Kaye on May 31 2012

In Summer Breeze, it's a summer of new relationships and self-discovery, new found interests and loves. Well done all around...

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Jill Olsen

Good
Reviewed by Jill Olsen on Sep 29 2012

...it was a great, clean read. Once I got into it I couldn’t put it down and zipped right through it. I liked the changes and surprises the characters brought to the story.

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JULIE'S JOTTINGS ON BOOKS & MOVIES

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Aug 14 2012

There is lots of female bonding and there are plenty of romantic complications...It's all fluffy good fun, if that's what you're in the mood for.

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Windsor Locks Public Library's Readers' Blog

Good
Reviewed by Eileen Pearce on Jul 25 2012

...Thayer does a superb job of building friendships and allowing her characters to naturally evolve in terms of relationships.

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