On Sale: May 12, 2015
Featuring: Trevor Black; Sophie Anderson
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction | Romance Contemporary
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
rent the same summer houseâ€”and must soon decide where
hearts truly lie.
Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always
known what to do. She knows her role in life: the
wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother
two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet
around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders
missing from her life. When her husband echoes that
question, announcing that heâ€™s leaving her for another
woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea whatâ€™s next.
Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her
friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah
Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation,
Also minus one is single parent Trevor Black, a software
entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is
last person he would think could raise a little boy like
by himself at any age, much less at thirty. Leoâ€™s a
smart boy, but he grapples constantly with his motherâ€™s
death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet
summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect
Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island
his friend Ivan Swenson.
But best-laid plans run
awry when Sophie and Trevor realize
theyâ€™ve accidentally rented the same house. Determined to
make this a summer their kids will always remember, the
agree to share the Swensonsâ€™ Nantucket house. But as the
summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and
Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all
want to share.
Inspiring and true to life, The
Cottage is Nancy
Thayer at her finest, inscribing matters of the heart and
the meaning of family in graceful, knowing prose.
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