It's wedding season on Nantucket, and two unwelcome guests are crashing the party... When people begin disappearing from the island, Nantucket Police Chief Henry Kennis is baffled. The victims are not random—they're all Nantucket High School alumni. And the only clues left behind are pennies dropped at the sites of the kidnappings. There's an old island tradition of tossing a penny from the ferry as you depart to ensure your eventual return... Has someone come back to the island with a sinister grudge to settle? Sippy Bascomb and Doug Fraker were childhood best friends—bonded as fellow victims of bullying at the hands of their classmates. The two men hadn't seen each other in years, but when Sippy comes across Doug's blog airing grievances from the past, the two reconnect and hatch a plan to return to the island. Both seek revenge, but Doug wants their tormentors to face a tribunal and appoints himself judge, jury, and executioner... When Henry's fiancée joins the missing, he enlists the aid of former intelligence agent Mitch Stone, a native who has returned to the island hoping for a peaceful retirement. The two men know they must find where their friends are being put on trial for their childhood crimes—before their deadly sentences can be carried out.
The victims are not random - they're all Nantucket High School alumni . And the only clues left behind are pennies dropped at the sites of the kidnappings . There's an old island tradition of tossing a penny from the ferry as you depart ...
Author: Steven Axelrod
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old hotel near the beach, they embark on the summer of their lives. First there’s Ariel Spencer, who has big dreams of becoming a writer and is looking for inspiration in Nantucket’s high society. Her new friend Sheila Murphy is a good Catholic girl from Ohio whose desire for adventure is often shadowed by her apprehension. Then there’s small-town Missourian Wyatt Smith, who’s immediately taken with Ariel. The last of the four, Nick Volkov, is looking to make a name for himself and have a blast along the way. Despite their differences, the four bond over trips to the beach, Wednesday-night dinners, and everything that Nantucket has to offer. But venturing out on their own for the first time, with all its adventure and risks, could change the course of their lives. Twenty-six years after that amazing summer, Ariel, Sheila, Wyatt, and Nick reunite at the hotel where they first met. Now it’s called The Lighthouse and Nick owns the entire operation with his wife and daughter. Ariel and Wyatt, married for decades, arrive with their son, and Sheila’s back too, with her daughter by her side. Life hasn’t exactly worked out the way they had all hoped. Ariel’s dreams have since faded and been pushed aside, but she’s determined to rediscover the passion she once had. Nick has the money and reputation of a successful businessman, but is it everything he had hoped for? And Sheila has never been able to shake the secret she’s kept since that summer. Being back together again will mean confronting the past and finding themselves. Meanwhile, the next generation discovers Nantucket: Their children explore the island together, experiencing love and heartbreak and forging lifelong bonds, just as their parents did all those years ago. It’s sure to be one unforgettable reunion. This delightful novel from beloved storyteller Nancy Thayer explores the potential of dreams and the beauty of friendship.
Well , at least I made it to Nantucket , ” Penny said wistfully . “ Yes , and we're going shopping . ” Jade - Marie stopped in front of windows displaying flamboyant dresses . “ Look at this place . It's new this year .
Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
'A wedding readers won't be able to resist crashing' - Kirkus The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken . . . ************** Praise for Beautiful Day 'A perfect summer read' - The Picky Girl 'No other author screams summer read more than Elin Hilderbrand. Her novels ooze saucy, sandy, sunny secrets. This was such a fun book to read' - The Book Bag ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine
Jenna had believed in the penny throwing, just as she believed in Santa Claus andthe Tooth Fairy. It was Nick who said,“Youknow it'sa bunchof baloney, right? Throw thepenny, don't throw the penny, youcan stillcome backto Nantucket.
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A great beach read' - Every Little Thing She Does Book Blog On the night of high school graduation, the island is alive with parties and celebrations. But for four teenagers life is about to change forever, when Penny crashes her car, killing herself and leaving her twin brother Hobson in a deep coma. Penny's boyfriend Jake and her best friend Demeter escape physical injury. But the real scars lie much deeper than that. And while Jake's family try to take him away from the memories by moving to the west coast of Australia, Demeter finds herself in an unstoppable spiral of self-destruction. Furthermore, as the details of the accident continue to emerge, questions are raised by all those affected. Do the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem? Is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstances? And can true friendship ever really die? 'A sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing' - Kirkus ************** Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist 'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine
NANTUCKET. Nantucket: the name of the island brought to mind rolling surf, cobblestone streets, the brick mansions of whaling captains, ... Although she was only a junior, Penny had been asked to sing the National Anthem.
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Hachette UK
It was a clear autumn night in 1847. Maria Mitchell stood on the roof of her parents' house on the island of Nantucket, focusing her telescope on a faraway star. Suddenly she realized that the faint, blurry light wasn't a star at all-it was a comet! Maria Mitchell's discovery changed her life. She became famous as the first acknowledged woman astronomer in the United States. During her many travels, Maria came to realize that most women did not have the same opportunities as men. She thought that women should be encouraged to be anything they wanted to be. This was a lesson she taught her students as an astronomy professor at Vassar College and a message she stressed as the president of the Association For The Advancement of Women. From the rooftops of Nantucket To The great observatories of Europe, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson skillfully chronicles the life of this outstanding woman.
Most of the schools for older children on Nantucket were called cent schools and charged only a penny a day. Maria had to charge three times that much. But some children had only a penny to offer Maria. Maria set them all at ease when ...
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Penny Loafer . H. Hill : 2. Blue Calypso ; 3. Bridgit - Be - Good . SANDSİFTER SUBPOM TRACH CLEANING RES : Just Magic , Morgan Tallman . CHILDREN'S HUNTER HORSE CH : Buckminster , Jennifer Hurley . RES : Nantucket Penny Whistle ...
This book, the first full-length study of Guare's theater, will make his plays more accessible through an examination of the often unnerving type of black comedy that makes his plays work.".
Philip urges Penny to transcend the mundane and seek the idyllic : " Is there a moment when all our lives are mythic ? ... now serving the same function that Nantucket held in the tetralogy , Penny retreats to the mythic world of art .
Author: Gene A. Plunka
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
A strange visitor to Nantucket sets in motion a series of bizarre events that paralyzes the islands families and summer tourists. The Fourth of July is this strange visitors deadlinethe day he promised to exact his final revenge. Jake Eaton has two days to stop him. As fear grips the island, Eaton searches for answers and finds them hidden beneath 200 years of Nantuckets history.
On the testimony of the drunk, the idiot, and the banker's scientist, Randall Rice was found guilty and locked up in jail. While he spent every penny trying to prove his innocence, the three who'd actually robbed the bank split the ...
Author: Larry Maness
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Whether you’re looking for boisterous nightlife or a quiet retreat, drive-ins or professional theater, Cape Cod and the islands offer them all. Some of the greatest vacation delights in the U.S. are waiting for you right here. Beaches, lighthouses, nature preserves, bike trails, antiques shops, summer theatre, local artisans, nightlife— whatever your taste, budget, time frame, or interest, we’ve got you covered in Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. Kim Grant, a 25-year veteran travel writer, has combed the Cape and islands yet again to research the ninth edition of this perennially popular guide. She provides readers with the best of the best: selective, up-to-date recommendations for lodgings of every stripe; hundreds of dining reviews covering everything from clam shacks to four-star restaurants; daylong itineraries for every pursuit; and much more. Follow Grant’s lead to find nature preserves, bike trails, beaches, lighthouses, antiques shops, local artisans, summer theatre, and nightlife—whatever your taste, budget, time frame, or interest, she never steers you wrong. This opinion- and information-packed guide also includes up-to-date maps and an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide to help you plan your trip. Handy icons point out places that offer extra value, are family-friendly, welcome pets, provide free wifi, and are open year-round. The popular and eminently useful “A Perfect Day” feature offers ideas about how to spend your time, hour by hour, so you won’t miss the best opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat or boisterous nightlife, bird-watching or whale-watching, ocean beaches or kettle ponds, drive-ins or professional theater, the Cape and islands offer them all. And the very best resource available to guide you is the tried-and-true Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. Most readers come to think of it as a trusted friend.
Many throw two pennies, and many return. Don't pass up the chance to catch a sunset from here; it's the reason you came to Nantucket in the first place. Near or Off Upper Main Street Quaker Meeting House (508-228-1894; nha.org), ...
Author: Kim Grant
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Experience the very best of New England’s premier vacation destination The most detailed and trusted guide to Cape Cod and its surrounding vacation sites has been revamped for its 12th edition. Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket offers helpful and organized information on all the natural beauty and entertaining attractions the Cape and its islands have to offer—no matter your taste or budget. Read hundreds of dining reviews ranging from America’s best clam shacks to elegant four-star bistros. Plan an unforgettable whale-watching excursion, satisfy your nostalgia at an old drive-in theater, or simply find the perfect beachside spot to enjoy that local Cabernet. Each section features must-see sites and curated day-trip itineraries to surpass the hopes of any Cape journey. Whether you’re interested in a serene retreat, an outdoor adventure, or local culture, the Explorer’s Guide series is unparalleled in its tradition of giving travelers the tools and information they need to discover every corner of their next destination.
But this isn't a sand-in-your-shoes kind of place—it's elegant, candlelit dining on Nantucket Sound, thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2009, ... You could break the bank here and Topper's would still be worth every penny.
Author: Kim Grant
Publisher: The Countryman Press