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Heat Wave - A Novel

Nancy Thayer

Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer's trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again. Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws' well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket. The solution is right at Carley's front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable-especially not Carley's mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. When her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer's latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last. From the Hardcover edition.

Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer's trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again. Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws' well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket. The solution is right at Carley's front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable-especially not Carley's mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. When her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer's latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last. From the Hardcover edition.
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Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer's trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again. Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws' well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket. The solution is right at Carley's front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable-especially not Carley's mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. When her late husband's former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer's latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathe Mazur

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:30