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Robinson book club - Summer House by Nancy Thayer

Normally we do not meet for any of the book clubs in December, but our normal Wednesday is the night before Thanksgiving so we're going to meet on December 1st (just think of it as November 31st). Our book for "November" is Summer House by Nancy Thayer. I think by then we may need a little beach read. Here's a synopsis: After years of wandering from whim to whim, thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche. The free spirit enjoys running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started. Though Charlotte’s skill with plants is bringing her success, cultivating something deeper with people—particularly her handsome neighbor Coop—might be more of a challenge. Nona’s generosity to Charlotte, secretly her favorite grandchild, doesn’t sit well with the rest of the Wheelwright clan, however, as they worry that Charlotte may be positioning herself to inherit the entire estate. With summer upon them, everyone is making their annual pilgrimage to the homestead—some with hopes of thwarting Charlotte’s dreams, others in anticipation of Nona’s latest pronouncements at the annual family meeting, and still others with surprising news of their own. Charlotte’s mother, Helen, a Wheelwright by marriage, brings a heavy heart. She once set aside her own ambitions to fit in with the Wheelwrights, but now she must confront a betrayal that threatens both her sense of place and her sense of self. As summer progresses, these three women—Charlotte, Nona, and Helen—come to terms with the decisions they have made. Revisiting the lives and loves that have crossed their paths and the possibilities of the roads not taken, they may just discover that what they’ve always sought was right in front of them all along.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and hope to see you at the next meeting!

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  • Josie

    I liked the book a lot! (the ending not so much!). Liselle, thanks so much for making it special!

    December 3, 2010

  • Liselle

    Another great meeting, ladies. I hope to see a lot of you at the All-meeting Christmas party on the 15th. If I don't see you, have a Merry Christmas!

    December 2, 2010

  • Janet

    loved the book and the discussion - AND the company of course!!!

    December 2, 2010

  • Diane

    I liked the book. It was a quick read I enjoyed discussing the book among friends and the fact that everyone can express their varying opinions. Thanks Liselle for the goodies bag It was very thoughtful.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had fun ladies! See you in January!

    December 2, 2010

  • Kristy

    It was a nice read.

    December 2, 2010

  • Angela W.

    Had a great time. Thanks for festive additions Liselle!

    December 2, 2010

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