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The Guest Cottage

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie.

Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he’s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what’s next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.

Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo—smart and sweet, but grappling constantly with his mother’s death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan Swenson.

Best-laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they’ve mistakenly rented the same house. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons’ Nantucket house. But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share.

Inspiring and true to life, The Guest Cottage is Nancy Thayer at her finest, inscribing in graceful, knowing prose matters of the heart and the meaning of family.

Praise for The Guest Cottage
 
“[The Guest Cottage] will make readers want to hop on the next ferry to seek out their own dreams and romance.”—Laurie Higgins, Cape Cod Times
 
“[A] delightful beach read.”InStyle 

Praise for Nancy Thayer

Nantucket Sisters
 
“Thayer obviously knows her Nantucket, and the strong sense of place makes this the perfect escapist book for the summer, particularly for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.”Booklist
 
“Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls’ childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch.”Library Journal
 
Island Girls
 
“[A] book to be savored and passed on to the good women in your life.”—Susan Wiggs
 
“Full of emotion and just plain fun, this novel is delightful.”—Romance Reviews Today
 
Summer Breeze
 
“Nancy Thayer is the queen of beach books. . . . All [these characters] are involved in life-changing choices, with all the heart-wrenching decisions such moments demand.”—The Star-Ledger
 
“An entertaining and lively read that is perfect for summer reading indulgence.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Guest Cottage
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-62899-605-6 / 978-1-62899-605-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 0-345-54551-6 / 978-0-345-54551-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 0-345-54572-9 / 978-0-345-54572-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guest Cottage
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-4722-1603-2 / 978-1-4722-1603-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guest Cottage
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-4722-1602-4 / 978-1-4722-1602-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-5226-4908-5 / 978-1-5226-4908-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Guest Cottage, The
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-5226-4909-3 / 978-1-5226-4909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-4692-9594-6 / 978-1-4692-9594-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-4692-9598-9 / 978-1-4692-9598-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Guest Cottage
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
ISBN: 1-4692-9595-4 / 978-1-4692-9595-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Guest Cottage
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Headline
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Guest Cottage: A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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