Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: 8/25/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Nan Rossiter returns with NANTUCKET, an end of summer heart-warming and moving love story of love, loss, and second chances.
Liam Tate’s home was on Nantucket. However when his parents were killed in an accident, as a child, he was sent to live with his uncle, Coop. Liam has lost so much, living a simple life restoring boats. They lived in Nantucket year round, unlike the wealthy seasonal residents.
One summer, Cadie and her family vacation on the island. She is from a wealthy family, and of course, her parents want no part of this poor shipyard boy, she is interested in.
The couple develop an intense love relationship. His job was to restore boats, while she was from a wealthy family with plans for college. Their love was strong; however, from the wrong side of the tracks, her parents keeps them apart. They had to steal time away at their own private spots away from those prying eyes, before her father sends her back to New York away from Liam.
After discovering she is pregnant, her parents keep her from the boy she loves. However, Liam would not give up, always thinking of the life they could have had - living alone on his beachfront home. She stole his heart and he waits patiently for a letter or phone call, which does not come.
Now, he learns Cadie is returning to Nantucket for the opening of her son’s art show, they may have an opportunity to once again connect for a second chance.
An emotional bittersweet story, of loss, joy, courage, and some summer romance. Set in the idyllic Nantucket, there is timeless elegance with not only the setting, but in the restoration of boats, and metaphors with deeper meaning.
As usual, Nan reminds me of Nicholas Sparks bringing an array of emotions of laughter along with sadness and tears; with twists and turns for a heartwarming and engaging read. (Always a takeaway message, some soul searching, a life lesson, with words of inspiration and wisdom).
Characters (especially Liam) which will remain with you, long after the book ends. Liam reminds me strongly of (Noah) in The Notebook with his fierce love for (Allie) the girl from a wealthy family. Rossiter and Sparks' fans will enjoy this one.