The Summer We Started Over: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Two sisters reconnect and pursue their dreams on the beautiful island of Nantucket, overcoming life’s challenges and finding new love, in this heartwarming and hopeful novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

Eddie Grant is happy with her life and her work as a personal assistant to Dinah Lavender, one of the most famous and renowned romance authors in the business. But being a spectator to notoriety and glamour isn’t as fulfilling as she once thought. Thankfully, Eddie has the perfect excuse for a vacation: Her hardworking younger sister, Barrett, is opening her gift shop on Memorial Day weekend, and could use all the help she can get. 

But going home to the beautiful island of Nantucket means facing the family’s difficult past. Shortly after the death of Eddie and Barrett’s brother, their mother left them and their father made the spontaneous decision to buy a small farm. Eddie stayed there for only a year before her family’s grief threatened to consume her as well, and had been living in Manhattan ever since. Now that she is back, Eddie must face all she left behind: her father’s increased eccentricities, which has led to a house bursting at the seams with books; her sister’s resentment over Eddie’s escape; and a past love connection, one that is still undeniable and complicated, all these years later. But the Grant sisters are nothing if not resilient and capable, opening a used bookstore in their father’s abandoned barn to manage his hoarding, and navigating the discovery of a long-buried family secret that will change all of them forever. 

In The Summer We Started Over, beloved storyteller Nancy Thayer transports readers with a moving story about family, courage, and the resiliency of young women.

About the Author

Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including All the Days of Summer, Summer Love, Family Reunion, Girls of Summer, Let It Snow, Surfside Sisters, A Nantucket Wedding, Secrets in Summer, The Island House, The Guest Cottage, An Island Christmas, Nantucket Sisters, and Island Girls. Born in Kansas, Thayer has for nearly forty years been a resident of Nantucket, where she currently lives with her husband, Charley, and a precocious rescue cat named Callie.

Praise For…

Praise for the Novels of Nancy Thayer

All the Days of Summer

“Bestselling author Thayer delivers another heartwarming story that fans will enjoy.”Booklist

“With richly drawn characters and a lush, gorgeous setting, Nancy Thayer sees straight into the heart.”—RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author of The Café at Beach End

Summer Love

“[Smells] of suntan lotion, the ocean breeze and that sweet summer spirit.”—N Magazine

“The next generation discovers the magic of the island in this big-hearted book so vivid you’ll almost be able to smell the ocean air as you turn each page.”E! News

Family Reunion

Family Reunion is a wonderful slice of life. Featuring true-to-life characters facing interesting—and challenging—family dynamics, as well as an incredible sense of place, this book is the ideal take-me-away beach read.”New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593724002
ISBN-10: 0593724003
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English