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Publisher's Summary

Now available for the first time in audio, this spellbinding novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the fascinating story of a beautiful and successful woman who appears to have it all - but gives it all up to find real happiness.

As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. Pouring every ounce of herself into her demanding, rewarding work, Joanna is living her dream. Despite great professional success and an intense, passionate relationship, she still feels something is missing.

When an unexpected pregnancy forces her to reevaluate her life, Joanna decides to leave behind frenetic Manhattan. Beckoning her to the gorgeous island of Nantucket is an old sea captain’s house set above the Atlantic Ocean. There, entranced by the aroma of the sea air and roses, Joanna builds a new life for her small family. But New York isn’t done with her yet. Handsome television executive Jake Corcoran appears at her front door, eager for her attentions and enticing her back to the city. Torn between the past and the future, Joanna must decide what it is that truly makes a house into a home.

Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer

“The queen of beach books.” (The Star-Ledger)

“Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.” (Elin Hilderbrand)

“Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.” (Houston Chronicle)

“One of my favorite writers.” (Susan Wiggs)

“Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.” (The Miami Herald)

“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.” (Dorothea Benton Frank)

©1995 Nancy Thayer (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Introduction © 2014 by Nancy Thayer

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Belonging is Wonderful

I thoroughly enjoyed “Belonging.” It is an enjoyable Audible book and I highly recommend!! I am beginning to love Nancy Thayer’’s book and narrators.

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Lots of big surprises in this one

I really enjoyed reading the book there were all kinds of insights into it and gave you things to think about

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Excellent!

I have read many many books over my many years, this is one of my top favorites! Wonderful story I’m so glad it was so long, thank you so much Nancy. The thing is especially one place it was way too sad, housefire, I don’t think it all should’ve been so awful especially not losing the two pets, it was very very hard to get through that part, usually I don’t get that bothered by stories but that one really really got me.
It did take some time getting into the story as it usually does with Nancy’s for me. But once I do they’re wonderful. I think it would be nice if you somehow wrote series so that the same people were in several at least, so that it’s easier to get into them to know what’s going on. Thank you for all the books you’ve written, I’ve listened to them all I think and read most of them also. I am now re-listening to them all as I have them on Audible on my cell phone. it’s been so long since I did I barely remember the stories, so even more enjoyable the second time around or third! By the way, the narrator on this, Sarah Zimmerman is excellent! The narrator makes the book in my humble opinion.

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This is the first book I read of Nancy Thayer. I wss not impress with the story. It seems to drag on and on about the deception of the surrounding and not enough on the storyline. The storyline seems to be crammed up on the last 3 chapters.

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I loved this audiobook

This is one of the best books I’ve listened to so far...probably a top three.

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The story was lame. Too many characters, many unlikeable. Slow moving, too verbose and not really worth listening to. I kept hoping it would get better, but it only got worse and so complicated.