The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

The Matchmaker Elin Hilderbrand

Photo Credit: Goodreads

*Traveling With T received an ARC at BEA 2014.

The Matchmaker

Dabney Kimball Beech, 48 years old. Resident of Nantucket her entire life. Works at the Nantucket Visitor Center- which is appropriate- because Dabney is a walking advertisement for life in Nantucket.

Dabney has a daughter, Agnes, who she loves with all her being. And a husband, Box, who she cherishes in her own way. Dabney also has a special gift….. She’s a matchmaker. With over 40 couples still together after being matched by Dabney- she’s something of a island legend. When Dabney sees pink- it’s a sign. And when she sees green- it’s a bigger sign. Continue reading

Island Girls by Nancy Thayer

island girls3 girls. Sisters. Torn apart by jealousy. Family issues. Divorce. Brought together by their dad’s dying wish- he stipulates that the girls must live together in the Nantucket summer home for 3 months and then they may sell the house and split the proceeds.

Arden, Meg and Jenny- 3 girls who are as different as life can be- yet all 3 captured a piece of their father, Rory Randall’s heart. Where Rory did love his girls- his love did hurt the girls at times. Arden and Meg, Rory’s daughters from 2 previous marriages- saw firsthand how divorce can make people question love and commitment to a man. Jenny, Meg and Arden’s stepsister, lead a more charmed life with Rory- and yet finds herself questioning things as well.

The summer starts off rocky with the girls- their past misunderstandings rearing it’s head at times. Slowly, the girls forge a relationship, and attempt to be sisters. As the summer continues, memories of the last summer they were all together in Nantucket are discussed, secrets are revealed, and frustrations are aired. Will the girls make it together all summer? Will Rory get his dying wish? Read Island Girls to find out.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is my 3rd Nancy Thayer book. Nancy Thayer writes a beach story very well.  Island Girls is no different. It’s a book to stick in your beach or pool bag- a book that has an interesting storyline, characters that are fun, and a setting that cannot be beat. Nancy takes family secrets, weaves them with a beach setting- and shows the reader a story that can and should be enjoyed.

 

*This was requested through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All above opinions are mine alone.