Review of ‘A Nantucket Christmas’ by Nancy Thayer

Nantucket ChristmasWarning: contains spoilers.

Thanks to BookBridgr and Headline for the ARC of this book.

I don’t like to be mean about books, I certainly don’t have the skill or patience to write one, but I don’t have much good to say about this one. It reads like it was written for a five year old. It has such a simplistic approach to life.

It’s Christmas and Nicole must spend her first Christmas with her new husband’s adult daughter Kennedy. Kennedy wants her parents to get back together and therefore doesn’t like Nicole. She feels this way for 90% of the book and then a baby is born, a stray dog turns up and whoosh all of a sudden everybody’s problems are solved and they all love each other.

It is ridiculous, trite, predictable and facile and unfortunately didn’t even manage to evoke the warm festive feelings you hope for from reading this type of book.

Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top ten books I’m looking forward to in 2015 ‘. I prefer to read paperbacks, so I’m going to include books which came out in hardback in 2014 but aren’t published in paperback until 2015.

2015 books

  1. Time and Time Again by Ben Elton – I love Ben Elton’s books, they are always so readable
  2. Hotel Alpha by Mark Watson – Mark Watson is a great comedian and a very talented writer
  3. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – Tyler is probably my favourite author; I believe this will be her last book. A must read.
  4. Us by David Nicholls – Another funny and readable author
  5. Second Life by SJ Watson – I’m intrigued to find out how Watson will follow Before I Go To Sleep
  6. The Stranger by Harlan Coben – I read everything he writes
  7. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – I enjoy her work
  8. Curtain Call by Anthony Quinn – I thought Half of the Human Race was great an I am interested in reading more by this author
  9. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby – Yet another funny and easy to read author
  10. The Children Act by Ian McEwan – I heard McEwan talking about this book at Hay last year, it sounded interesting.