Standalone Sunday

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FROM GOODREADS:

“From New York Times” “and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter comes a tender, moving story of rekindled passion, set amidst the timeless beauty of Nantucket.”Over twenty-five years ago, Liam Tate and Acadia McCormick Knox fell in love. It was summer on Nantucket, and seventeen-year-old Liam knew that wealthy, college-bound Cadie was way out of league for a local boy who restored boats for a living. Yet the two became inseparable, seizing every chance to slip away in Liam’s  runabout to secluded spots, far from the world that was trying to keep them apart.” “After Cadie returned home to New York and discovered she was pregnant, her parents crushed any hope of communicating with the boy she d left behind. Unanswered letters and calls couldn’t  change Liam’s heart, but over the years he s settled into a simple, solitary life in his rambling beachfront house. Now he s learned that Cadie is returning to Nantucket for the opening of her son s art show. Over a weekend of revelations and poignant memories, Cadie and Liam have an opportunity to confront the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home.

 

MY REVIEW:

Liam Tate has loved Acadia since the first time he saw her, even though they were complete opposites. She’s very well to do, while Liam was just a local boy on Nantucket who restored boats for a living. Cadie was there for summer vacation and they spent every moment that they could together. Cadie’s parents tried to get her to stay with her peers, but Cadie disobeyed them every chance she could. After spending the whole day together on an abandoned island, her father is furious and forces her family to leave Nantucket Island the very next day. Liam doesn’t see her again for twenty five years.

NANTUCKET tells the story of how Liam and Cadie see each other again after so many years have passed. Liam has never stopped loving Cadie and he can’t believe that she is standing before him after twenty five years. He went to an art show because he noticed the artist had the same last name as Cadie. Not only does he learn that the artist, Levi Knox, is Cadie’s son, he learns Levi is his son. The next six weeks bring so many changes to all of their lives and some of them are so heartbreaking. This is the part of NANTUCKET where you will need to go and get your box of tissues and keep them right next to you. You are going to need them.

NANTUCKET is my first time reading Nan Rossiter. I was instantly hooked on this beautiful story and finished it with a huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. The love Liam and Cadie shared was truly the greatest love of all. Even after twenty five years, their love was just as strong as when they were teenagers. Once I started reading this very emotional love story, I could not put it down. Be prepared to ignore everything else until you are done. All I wanted to do when I finished reading was to reach out and give Liam a big hug. As an added bonus, Nan has even included a few recipes from the story at the end of the book.

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