By Nancy Thayer
Identified for her heartwarming observations of relatives existence, long island occasions bestselling writer Nancy Thayer showcases her loved Nantucket’s snowy low season during this emotionally pleasurable and completely exciting story.
Holidays in this Massachusetts island are not anything wanting magical, from the jolly at the Brant element lighthouse to the a lot expected Christmas walk, within which merrymakers prom via old fashioned streets embellished with yule cheer. The season’s great traditions are a lot enjoyed through Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and lately married to a good-looking former legal professional. Their house is already jam-packed with engaging scents of pine, baking spices, and home made pie.
But the nice and cozy, festive temper is quickly tempered via Nicole’s cold stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives and not using a trace of vacation spirit. made up our minds to maintain her stepmother at arms’ length—or, greater but, out of the image altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s vacation arrangements. Nicole, although, isn't really approximately to permit someone or whatever tarnish her first Christmas together with her new husband.
Nancy Thayer’s superb story reminds us that this is often the season of miracles. prior to the presents are unwrapped, shock viewers seem, and vacation pleasure involves all, either naughty and great.
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We gratify ourselves with man's minor indecencies in the confessional. There it is, that's all, that's life. YOUNG MAN [very impressed]: Ah, that's it, that's life! Well, it's a mess. PRIEST [still with a Swiss accent]: Of course. It suddenly becomes night. The earth quakes. Thunder rages, lightning zig-zagging everywhere and its flashes light up the characters who run about, bump into one another, fall down, get up again and run like mad. At a given moment a huge hand seizes the WHORE'S hair which catches fire and swells up visibly.
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A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel by Nancy Thayer