Book Review: A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer

A Nantucket ChristmasA Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballentine Books
Release Date: October 29, 2013
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Publisher’s Description:

Holidays on this Massachusetts island are nothing short of magical, and the season’s wonderful traditions are much loved by Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and recently married to a handsome former attorney. Their home is already full of enticing scents of pine, baking spices, and homemade pie.

But the warm, festive mood is soon tempered by Nicole’s chilly stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives without a hint of holiday spirit. Determined to keep her stepmother at arm’s length—or, better yet, out of the picture altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s holiday preparations. Nicole, however, is not about to let anyone or anything tarnish her first Christmas with her new husband.

It’s Christmas time and you know what that means. Time for the cheesy, heartwarming Christmas books! Nantucket Christmas is the perfect mix of both. Sure, I knew pretty much exactly where the story was going about a fourth of the way in – much in the same way that you quickly figure out how a Lifetime movie will end once you start watching it. I didn’t mind this at all though. It was just what I wanted to get me even more into the Christmas spirit. I loved Nicole and her endless holiday cheer. I wanted to be her daughter by the end of the book.

There is conflict in the book but nothing too serious. Kennedy is a spoiled bitchy brat and I wanted to slap her silly at times. But it’s not like she was planning to murder Nicole or anything. And Kennedy’s mom was even worse than her! Luckily she didn’t play a big part in the book.

If you like to veg out watching a Lifetime movie on a lazy Sunday afternoon then this is the book for you. At only a little over 200 mass market sized pages, you will be able to finish it in one sitting. And you will have a smile on your face when you do.

  • Sheila DeChantal

    Love the cover! I have read Thayer before and enjoyed her writing.