The Beach House

Good Books The Beach House published The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart Nan Powell is a free spirited sixty f

Good Books The Beach House published 2020 The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart 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,The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart 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 numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Second Chance, Jane Green once again proves herself one of the preeminent writers of contemporary women s fiction.. Bestseller Book The Beach House The more books Jane Green sells, the worse her writing seems to get. The story in "The Beach House" was diverting enoug but the devil is in the details, and the details are where Green fails. She is a British author, and this is her first book set entirely in the US, and she makes absolutely no attempt to rid herself of certain "Britishisms" -- the dates are given as 30 July, instead of July 30; people "get on" instead of "get along." I found several spelling and grammar errors -- a jeweler uses a "loop" instead of a "loupe." Etc. Very distracting. Green defines no narrative voice. She offers up every detail about what her characters are thinking and often jumps from one view to several others in the same scene. She is quite literal, and tends toward cliche. You get the impression that this writer thinks her readers very stupid. Most disappointing of all is the utter lack of effort put forth by Green into the details of her book. I almost gave up on this one when I read that a young girl wanted to shop at "Kool Klothes" -- the coolest place in town. It's unbelievable that a store would be called such a ridiculous thing, and horribly lazy of the author to try to put that over on us. It's such a small thing, but I believe it is indicative of this book's failings in general. If you want smart "chick-lit" I suggest you try anything by Jennifer Weiner; if you must read Green I suggest "The Other Woman" or "Mr. Maybe." Definitely not this one.

  1. Jane Green s eighteenth novel, Falling, is soon to be released with Berkley Penguin she is the author of sixteen previous New York Times Bestselling novels, and known as one of the world s leading authors in women s fiction, with over ten million books in print, and translations in over 25 languages Previous novels have included The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate.She joined the ABC News team to write their first enhanced digital book about the history of Royal marriages, then joined ABC News as a live correspondent covering Prince William s wedding to Kate Middleton A former journalist in the UK, she has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV, including as well as regularly appearing on television shows including Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart show, and The Today Show.Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including anthologies and novellas, and features for The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Self She has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking, and has a weekly column in The Lady magazine, England s longest running weekly magazine.A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, Green is bringing out her first cookbook Good Taste , with Berkley in October 2016 She is a storyteller for The Moth radio hour on NPR, and lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and their blended family When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine filled energy drinks A cancer survivor, she continues to raise awareness for Malignant Melanoma, Hashimoto s Disease, and Lyme Disease.Jane s Facebook page facebook pages Jane GrLibrarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.

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  1. The books Jane Green sells, the worse her writing seems to get The story in The Beach House was diverting enoug but the devil is in the details, and the details are where Green fails She is a British author, and this is her first book set entirely in the US, and she makes absolutely no attempt to rid herself of certain Britishisms the dates are given as 30 July, instead of July 30 people get on instead of get along I found several spelling and grammar errors a jeweler uses a loop instead of a l [...]

  2. Her books are going from bad to horrible My pleas to Jane Greene 1 The characters are from the US we do NOT say things like I m having a row with my husband 2 Fire your editor we may be Americans but we can see glaring grammatical errors 3 Stop writing books with 10 main characters 4 Stop switching points of view of said 10 characters every paragraph5 Please, please, please stop writing about cliche topics like infidelity and divorce in EVERY SINGLE BOOK.Jemima J, Bookends and Babyville were won [...]

  3. Have you ever stayed at a quaint little bed and breakfast where your time with the other guests feels a bit like home I have and, for the exception of one very awkward interaction yeahI m not going there , it was a pleasant experience This book reminded me a little of this memory In The Beach House, author Jane Green offers multiple characters, each with individual stories, who eventually end up at a beach house in Nantucket My favorite character was the house s owner, Nan Her own personal circu [...]

  4. Nantucket is a magical place, so many people say Where good things happen to good people When Nan discovers that her finances aren t that great, she decides to rent rooms in her large home on Nantucket for the summer to help earn some money The people who decide to rent from her are all in some sort of deep turmoil in their life and spending the summer in Nantucket and with Nan, will help them to sort all of that out First we have Daniel and Bea Married for close to 7 years with two young girls [...]

  5. this was one of the most poorly edited novels I ve read in a long time had a lot of potential but I really felt like the author didn t put a lot of thought into character development or plot felt like all of the characters were on similar journeys through different circumstances and it ended a little too perfectly I finished the book, but this novel turned me off from reading anything else by this author.

  6. I would have given this one star had there been careful editing and attention to language Green is British, but her story and characters this time around are American Too many British phrases snuck past the editors, who should have known better Some of the dialogue is awfully wooden, too Interesting story, but I couldn t get past the easily fixable mistakes to enjoy it fully.

  7. Well, this was a disappointment I gave it 2 stars because I finished it I had never read anything by this author, but picked up this book at a used book sale because it is set on Nantucket, so how bad can it be Don t ask It has a totally predictable plot, the characters are barely one dimensional, and I doubt the author has ever been to Nantucket since there is absolutely no sense of place My guess is that she read Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer books and felt she could just get a sense of pl [...]

  8. So, like Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green has changed her focus from chick lit to women s lit I didn t know what to expect from The Beach House, but I was definitely not disappointed It sort of felt like a juicier Maeve Binchy novel, but set in the United States.Nan is 65 and the local eccentric in Nantucket She owns a fabulous old house on the bluff named Windermere and has recently discovered that her finances are not so great What s an old gal to do How about taking in boarders for the summer Bril [...]

  9. Jane Green s depiction of Nantucket life and the surrounding history is a fine backdrop from which to tell the tale of Nan Powell Nan is the 65 year old year round resident of the famed island Years ago, Nan was left a young widow after her husband, Everett, committed suicide and in his wake, left a load of gambling debts that rendered her and their young son, Michael, in dire financial straits The solution came when Nan decided to sell off some of the prized property at Windermere and keep only [...]

  10. Really enjoyed reading this author for the first time, I like how she has different plots and they are twisted into each other It s a quick read, light and summery Perfect if you are having seasonal depression and you will definately want to visit Nantucket after reading this

  11. This book is about as light as it comes, and at best it CAN be entertaining There is one surprising plot twist that I suppose gave it a little worth However, it bothered me in many ways 1 It was poorly written and I read and devoured Twilight, Hunger Games, and all the Shopaholic books those aren t really poorly written, but they are light 2 The writer was British and gave all the characters a British dialect I could tell before even reading the author bio I doubt everyone would pick up on this, [...]

  12. This book could easily be made into a Hollywood movie It d be a nice drama, somewhere in the neighborhood of The Family Stone meets Evening The book is filled with the current cultural views on relationships We all know that the reason a marriage ends is because, ultimately, that person was never our soulmate, like we thought they were in the beginning , and in hindsight, we realize that we never really were happy, were never being true to ourselves while we were in the relationship, and now tha [...]

  13. I hated this book It is one of the most poorly written books I ve ever read If I start reading a book, I have to finish it I almost didn t finish this book That s how bad it was The author kept switching voices sometimes in the same paragraph First you d be reading and the story was being told in the 3rd person by a narrator Then it would be told in dialogue by the characters Then it would be the characters talking about themselves in the 3rd person Didn t this author have an editor And the stor [...]

  14. Chick lit is comfort food with little nutritional value, but this is chick lit that I believe most therapists would consider safe for one s self image and path to mindfulness, as it proves to be rather validating and wise, however predictable the lessons For this, I applaud Jane Green What makes this book a page turner is that it follows the lives of half a dozen well developed characters, each at a crossroad in his or her life There s Nan, a free spirited woman in her 70s who finds herself stru [...]

  15. A Tidy Little StoryThe setting is Nantucket in summer The characters are well drawn and the set up of their individual stories takes up the first half of the book In the second half they come together in unpredictable ways, with everything playing out full circle Nan, the widowed white haired, bicycle riding matriarch is the center of the story and her grand hilltop estate with ocean views Windermere is the beach house to which the title refers It s a dramatic backdrop to a variety of dramatic s [...]

  16. It is rud that Nan Powell is a witch, but the majority of the Nantucket residents agree that she is at the very least, eccentric She lives in a rambling beach house, skinny dips in her neighbor s swimming pool, chain smokes as she bicycles around the island, and pretty much does as she pleases Despite seeming to have an ideal existence on the island, the 65 year old widow finds herself in a financial predicament thanks in part to her dead husbands gambling debts and a string of bad investments b [...]

  17. Delightful summer beach read The individual stories of the families who come to stay with Nan, an older energetic woman, become entangled with the characters engaging and supporting each other during their summer together.

  18. Actual Rating 2.5 starsThis is my first Jane Green book Personally, I found this book to be intriguing and a refreshing break from my usual YA fantasy reads But while I did enjoy it, I found many faults and criticisms with the execution of the book It was an intriguing concept, but of cheap quality The Beach House is a mildly amusing drama filled with multiple affairs, broken marriages, betrayals, and insta love The novel follows a wide variety of characters, which takes it s fricking long time [...]

  19. Originally posted on Dreaming Of Happy EndingsWith plenty of changes and misfortunes in the lives of a group of strangers, they each decide to escape their day to day lives for a summer on the island of Nantucket where infamous resident Nan is renting her home as a house share When the group are thrown together in Nan s home, friendships form and the group must help each other through the trials in their lives.For me, this was just an okay read I found it to be a fun read but nothing particularl [...]

  20. I really enjoyed this book When I first started it, I had trouble keeping all the characters straight and the fast paced switching from one person to the other made me pause and say Wait who is this Then I wrote down their names and a word or two to remind who was who but once I was into the story, the characters became real, and I no longer needed the paper.There was something about the writing style that bothered me, and there were some things that slipped past the editors Nonetheless, as the [...]

  21. Books like this are the reason for half stars I would give this 2.5 if possible It wasn t AWFUL or I would not have finished it But it was an audio and it was the only one I had for a long car ride The thing that attracted me to this book was that it was set on Nantucket I love that place But I wasn t far into the audio when I realized that was the best part of the book I have never commented on the production of an audio book I guess because most are well done But this onee narrator barely took [...]

  22. Below are my comments about this book The comments were written at my GR group I found a good book when I randomly plucked the following book off the shelf at our library _The Beach House_ by Jane Green I d say it would come under the heading of chick lit I felt compelled to keep reading it because the plot swept me along This doesn t happen to me too often So I was pleasantly surprised.The writing style isn t fancy it s straight forward However, what makes the story interesting is the presentat [...]

  23. Reading or in this case listening to this book reminded me of speed dating I d sit down with one set of characters and begin to see what problems they were dealing with and DING time to switch partners meet and begin to know another set of characters start to get comfortable with them DING switch to another set of characters begin to know them and understand their concerns DING a new set of characters begin to know them DING back to the second set of characters with no warning Actually a DING wo [...]

  24. This book freaked me out I wanted a nice breezy read, something beachy to help relieve the stress after a hard day in the minivan But damn The entire first half was spent eviscerating marital relationships, serving up infidelity after infidelity.I suppose the metaphor that extramarital sex partners are like beach houses i.e inevitably temporary flies, but why end with everyone ending up in actual beach houses Are all relationships destined to end badly after betrayal Green depicts one of the rar [...]

  25. Listened to The Beach House on audio and enjoyed the narrator The setting in Nantucket was good, and the setup of all the different characters in the beginning for an exciting story However did not happen From the drama of a widow which needs to supplement her income by renting out her house in the summer as a bed and breakfast with a husband who committed suicide or appeared so , a divorced couple with a brat teenage daughter which I wanted to choke with her two year old temper tantrums, to the [...]

  26. The Beach House by Jane Green is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it It took me a while to truly settle down with it because of the shifting back and forth of the characters, and there are quite a few Themes of infidelity, being true to self, and everything happens for a reason were strong throughout the novel There are some GREAT plot twists, and the ending is perfect I look forward to reading by Jane Green.Go Cards L1C4

  27. I loved this sweet story It had great characters of every age I loved Nan the matriarch of the story She reminds me of my grandmother Always kind to everyone and sharp as a tack I felt empathy for each of the characters, the mom with a mouthy teenager, the woman with a broken heart, the dad that made a big mistake and a man that had to be true to himself I even felt for Nan s husband that got in trouble and ran away My favorite character was Michael and his search for the right one that just nev [...]

  28. I can not finish this book The afore mentioned beach house is barely a part of this book and the main character, who I had instantly liked, is like a ghost in the miserable story line I am not happy with the myriad stories of misfortune, woe, and sad sacks and find that I do not have time for a book like this.

  29. This book was not what I expected coming from the author Jemima J I enjoyed this novel as it gets into peoples heads and really describes all the thoughts of the characters It did get all tied up with a pretty bow in the end which took away from the depth of reality I felt reading the book, but still enjoyable Who doesn t like a happy ending

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