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The Beach House by Jane Green

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The Beach House
Jane Green


Plume
June 2009
On Sale: May 26, 2009
352 pages
ISBN: 0452295386
EAN: 9780452295384
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Women's Fiction Contemporary

The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Second Chance

Nan Powell is a free-spirited, sixty-five-year-old widow who’s not above skinny-dipping in her neighbors’ pools when they’re away and who dearly loves her Nantucket home. But when she discovers that the money she thought would last forever is dwindling, she realizes she must make drastic changes to save her beloved house. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach.

Slowly people start moving in to the house, filling it with noise, laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family and friends expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down. As she did so masterfully in her New York Times bestseller Second Chance, Jane Green once again proves herself one of the preeminent writers of contemporary women’s fiction.

Comments

28 comments posted.

Re: The Beach House

I enjoy reading, but sometimes I get a little more out of the book. My daughter had me read The Lovely Bones and I enjoyed the author's concept of heaven. You never know what you are going to find in books.
(Karin Tillotson 10:51am July 11, 2009)

Was there ever a time without romance novels? :)
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Margie Whitten 11:07am July 11, 2009)

Great story! My kids are always laughing at the odd trivia about geography, government, etc that I've picked up from romance books. I'll have to tell them I'm not alone.
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Kara Conrad 11:23am July 11, 2009)

I really enjoy reading and yes I get a lot out of it. I love to read historicals and I learn a lot about the history of the world this way. I travel in books.
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Gail Hurt 1:08pm July 11, 2009)

I was sitting in front of you at Jane Green's book signing and I was just as charmed by her as you were. I was crying as hard as Gwen when I spoke to Jane and told her how Jemima J touched me. She pointed out that Jemima J was her. That evening was truly special to me and Jane's warmth and kindness were added treasures.
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Jill Hayden 1:14pm July 11, 2009)

I have learned more about history, geography, and social issues. I sometimes get a good laugh to lighten my day. The main things that I get from reading romance are escapism, comfort, and enjoyment.
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Cheryl Castings 2:14pm July 11, 2009)

I get personal satisfaction from reading books. I love love stories and only read books that have a nice ending, but i know many friends who read anything and everything that is written. I have visited many countries, through reading only, seen cultural differences and languages and my spelling has increased too. I read for pleasure, for laughter and joy in simply living
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Diane Sadler 3:05pm July 11, 2009)

How people can say they don't "get anything out of romance novels", ESPECIALLY well-written historicals (yes, unfortunately, there ARE some poorly written ones!), I just don't understand. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've answered a question for someone, and they look at me and ask how I knew that, and the answer is from a romance novel!

What can I say? I learn stuff, have a good read, and a HEA (usually), and can share with my friends, albeit indirectly. What's not to like?

Later,

Lynn
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Lynn Rettig 3:22pm July 11, 2009)

Almost every book I read gives a somewhat different perspective on life and on myself. There many moments of "I've never thought of it that way before." And tht besides all I've learned about history, geography and different peoples of the world.
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Sigrun Schulz 5:19pm July 11, 2009)

Listening to romance authors talk about their books and how they came to be, I got inspired to put pen to paper and create more triangles in relationships.
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Alyson Widen 6:02pm July 11, 2009)

What a great story! Jemima J was one of the first chick lit books I read, and Jane has been a favorite ever since.
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Robin Mayerhoefer 8:36pm July 11, 2009)

I love to read romance to go places I;ve never been, learn things, and to escape from reality for awhile and to be entertained!!
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Martha Lawson 10:29pm July 11, 2009)

I'm sorry to hear I missed what sounded like a truly inspirational event. I could have used
some inspiration this week.
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Sandi Shilhanek 10:45pm July 11, 2009)

Enjoy your RWA trip. I am so jealous.
Jane Green sounds like a wonderful
person. How wonderful for your
daughter. As difficult as it is to get
into college, anything that helps is
welcome.
Good luck to her in school.
(
Patricia Barraclough 10:49pm July 11, 2009)

My world has been broadened by my
reading as well as my mind.
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Sue Ahn 11:27pm July 11, 2009)

What a wonderful post. I have been greatful to see my children as excited about books as I am. Dinner conversations frequently hold ideas, or amusing dialogue of what they have been reading. They do inspire and enrich.
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G. Bisbjerg 11:32pm July 11, 2009)

It is a great way to fly to the moon without having to be in the training program! Just pick up a book & you're on the way to an interesting & often exciting place & time!!
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Jean Merriott 1:45am July 12, 2009)

I have learned many things from romance novels -- including some great recipes and sassy comebacks -- but most of all living vicariously through the heroine. So if she's a writer, I escape from my own life into her world. If she is a firefighter, suddenly I'm putting out fires. And, if she is off on my unexpected adventure, it's like I've been on an adventure before returning to my regularly Monday morning routine. I just love books. :-)
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Zoe Kleinman 3:28am July 12, 2009)

what a good story there are some authors I whould love to meat my self that have made me see life diffrent lee.
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Stacey Smith 4:19am July 12, 2009)

Romance novels have taught me so many things. They taught me that romance can be found in any age. From 20-120, love is as much fun, as precious and as romantic as you want it to be. I love it when I find a character I can relate to or one which I just fall in love with. Her journey becomes my journey and it takes me to different worlds, times and situations I would never have found if not for the book. Romance novels make you dream of the what if's and maybe's and that is so much more fun that the "here it is".
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Lauralee Benjamin 11:14am July 12, 2009)

Whenever people mock my romance reading I always whip out a historical fact I learned from my reading to impress them. And then inform them I'm probably more informed than Dr. Ruth and Sue Johanson on certain topics, which kinda frightens them I think.
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Jody Faltys 12:17pm July 12, 2009)

Well after reading your blog I am going
to go to my used book store and get
Jemima J! I have been eyeing Jane's
books for a very long time but not
sure I would like them. Now I have an
exceptional reason to try them. :)
(
Ann Harris 1:46am July 16, 2009)

This sounds like a wonderful storyline. Can't wait to read. Best Wishes!
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JoAnn White 9:30am July 24, 2009)

This sounds like a book I'd love!
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Shannon Scott 11:36am July 24, 2009)

Nan sounds like a wonderful character!
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LuAnn Morgan 11:52am July 24, 2009)

I'd love to win a signed copy of this book. It sounds like an awesome read.
Lorraine
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Lorraine Larose 7:09pm July 24, 2009)

We just got back for the beach house, My in-laws B-House love it out there it my favorite place to visit & read.
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Ann w 8:36pm July 24, 2009)

The Beach House sounds like a refreshing
read that reminds us of the importance
of friends and family. I'll be looking for
it.
(
Patricia Barraclough 10:31pm July 24, 2009)

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