Now available for the first time as an eBook, this poignant novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two families, and a shocking revelation that changes everything. When Lucy West and Kate Cunningham meet, the two spirited young women recognize kindred spirits in each other. Both Lucy and Kate married early and lack complete confidence in the brave new world of mothering. As their friendship deepens, their lives become fully intertwined. With husbands and children in tow, they spend glorious summers together in a large house on Nantucket island, sailing and feasting on lobster—and when their husbands are back on the mainland, the two women even get a chance to kick up their heels. The closest of allies, Lucy and Kate share their highs and lows, their joys and darkest secrets. Or so Kate thought. One summer, in the midst of a devastating family crisis, Lucy reveals a truth she has long kept hidden from her best friend. And in the aftermath of this astonishing revelation, the lives of the Wests and the Cunninghams will never be the same. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank
"This book beautifully presents original research and in so doing recasts conventional understandings of such sociological topics as friendship, marriage, and community. The scholarship is superior."--Carole Joffe, Bryn Mawr College "This book beautifully presents original research and in so doing recasts conventional understandings of such sociological topics as friendship, marriage, and community. The scholarship is superior."--Carole Joffe, Bryn Mawr College
Her husband's best friend is her best fantasy *****NOTE: This book is intended for readers age 18 and up***** Alana wanted to be a good wife to Jared. Sure he could be hard to please at times and sometimes he was a little thoughtless but he was a good man. He worked hard and loved her so that's all that matters right? Then one night something changes her life forever. Something that will send her into the arms of the most unlikely man. Chase sees how his business partner and best friend Jared treats his wife Alana. How any man could treat a woman like her the way Jared does really annoys him. If she was his, he would never treat her like that. Alana is off limits though in every way. A night out with the couple though and something changes. Will he take a chance and tell her how he really feels or put his friendship with Jared first. This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster while Alana tries to answer the question, don't I deserve something more. Will she take a chance with a risky situation that could give her all she ever wanted or stay where she's not really wanted? Oh and one more question. Who is Cynthia? Be ready to take a trip into the deepest desires, the dark side of a marriage, and the battle of choosing between love and duty. Is it attraction or simply a friendly connection? Decide for yourself and get caught up in the passion! Comments From Other Readers "The story caught me from the start. I've known women caught in a marriage like Alana. This is more than just a great fantasy, it's a great inspiration. Chase is yummy from start to finish and the ending... wow. I won't spoil it but it was incredibly hot. Completely worth the read!" - Veronika T (New York, USA) "Who hasn't had a forbidden fantasy? That's what makes them so fun! This book capitalizes on the desires to be wanted, loved, and honestly, have mind blowing sex. The author takes a look at a taboo so firm that few even attempt it. If I thought it would turn out like this, I'd find my own Jared just to meet his best friend!" - Tay G (Colorado, USA) "Hot, sexy, and overall amazing. This book really has it all. I couldn't wait to finish it just so I could read it again!" - Shawnie R (Michigan, USA) Tags: friends, erotica, adult novel, erotic, husband, marriage, dilemma, 50 shades of grey, romantic erotica, the seduction, dominic, ravage me, sweet dreams, what he wants, EL James, daddy's rules, MILF, romantic erotica, LGBT
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1963.
When middle age hits - it hits hard. Marriages fall apart, children leave for college, and jobs disappear. The six women of Novel Women stand at this crossroad in their lives when their beloved book club goes on hiatus for the summer: - Bri, the book club founder, faces down a beautiful woman who tries to seduce her husband as Bri struggles with her own midlife meltdown. - Staci falls in love on the rebound after her divorce - but is love enough to overcome grief. - Tess, devastated after her husband's sudden death, house/dog sits for a friend, falling in love with a handyman/ex-Ranger and a 100-pound golden retriever named Mac. - Charlotte after a painful divorce, she has sworn off attachments of any kind. She basks in sex without intimacy...until romance finds her. - Ava, a successful business woman hangs on to her marriage and business, both of which are threatened by her husband's secrets. - Hanna overwhelmed and neglected by her workaholic husband, she endangers her marriage of 16 years by lusting after her daughter's handsome soccer coach. Through their summer of confusion and rediscovery, heartache and loss, these Novel Women manage to grow closer by the ever-enduring power of love and friendship. And along the way they have the best sex of their lives.
Set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yikhat, eight interconnected stories brilliantly portray men and women who endure personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the 20th century. 25,000 first printing.