|Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer|
A much more enjoyable book this week. Nantucket Sisters follows the friendship of Maggie and Emily through the years. An unlikely pair; Emily is a typical rich-girl New-Yorker whose family spend their holidays in their palacial Nantucket beach house, and disapprove of her time spent with Maggie, whose family live on the island full-time and struggle to make ends meet.
The girls' friendship flourishes regardless and they grow up together during the summertimes they spend exploring, reading and beginning work on a novel. Whatever changes may occur during the rest of the year, they seem to come back and be able to pick things up wherever they left off, which I think is the sign of a true friendship.
As the girls get older and make that transition into young women, romance flourishes and inevitably causes some less happy moments. One man in particular puts a huge strain on Maggie and Emily's friendship, but the book follows both of their lives and I found myself willing them to come back to each other.
I don't want to say too much, other than I really enjoyed reading this, particularly in the recent sunshine, which probably enhanced my enjoyment. Nothing like reading a book set on an island, on the beach. Give it a try and escape into the Nantucket sunshine!