Friday 11 September 2009

The Beach House

Title: The Beach House
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: Penguin
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 4/5

Sixty-five-year-old Nan Powell has lived comfortably and happily in Nantucket since the suicide of her husband, Everett, so she is thrown for a loop when she learns that she is in danger of losing her beloved house. After weighing her options, Nan decides to turn her home into a bed-and-breakfast. The guests she gets for the summer are all at a crossroads in their lives in one way or another. Daniel has just separated from his wife and is facing something he has denied for years; Daff is recovering from the heartbreak of a divorce and getting a much-needed break from her anger-filled 13-year-old daughter; and Nan’s son Michael is on the run from a disastrous affair. Nan finds herself opening up to her guests and enjoying their company, but she is shocked when she discovers a person close to one of them has a startling connection to her. Peopled with likable, flawed, realistic characters and moving seamlessly between them.

I loved this book! It was one of those perfect beach reads, no pun intended. I wasn't at the beach, but on my couch here in rainy Scotland. I had been eying this at the book store for weeks, and finally just grabbed it. I'm so glad I did. There were many stories in one. It's not just about 2 people, but of many all drawn and connected by this beach house. Makes me want to live in New England. Very enjoyable read! I'll be looking for more Jane Green novels!


  1. I adore Jane Green. I've only read a few of her early ones but they are certainly fun.

    Oh to be in raniy Scotland. Lucky girl.


  2. This sounds really very sweet.

    How cool.
    I hope to visit there in 2011.

  3. Ooh, I do live in New England, but would LOVE to live in Scotland. Want to trade for a week or two? I'm right on the coast! I would love to read this book, I am really into any books where a lot of unlikely people gather in one place. Makes for interesting stories!

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  5. I read this a few months ago and I thought it was good but not brilliant. It was the first Jane Green I had read and it didn't really want to make me go out and get another...


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