Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 2001 - Fiction - 320 pages
17 Reviews
Lucy met Kate when they were both young wives and mothers. In the years since, the two women and their husbands and children have become inseparable, spending every August together in a house on Nantucket. Lucy and Kate, each other's most trusted confidantes, have shared their secrets, from the mundane to the shocking--but there's one explosive secret that Lucy has kept to herself.

As August once again approaches, Lucy must confront the truth she has kept hidden all these years. Now, in the midst of an unexpected family crisis, she must make a decision that could shatter all of their lives.

A poignant and gripping novel about friendship, family, loyalty and deceit, Between Husbands and Friends will hold you spellbound as it lays bare the desire and complexity of the human heart.

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Good writing, interesting storyline. - Goodreads
Also, the ending seemed rushed. - Goodreads
I love Nancy Thayer's writing. - Goodreads
Discovered Nancy Thayer and enjoyed her writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mindy - Goodreads

Discovered Nancy Thayer and enjoyed her writing. Started to read all of her books. This one was OK....story about 2 families that grow extremely close over the years and inevitably an affairs occurs. Read full review

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User Review  - Marianne Sciucco - Goodreads

I love Nancy Thayer's writing. I love Nantucket. I don't love the two women at the center of this book. Kate is self-centered and careless. Lucy is foolish and wreckless. I did not find either of them sympathetic characters. This was an okay summer read for the beach. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Author Nancy Thayer was born in Emporia, Kansas on December 14, 1943. She attended the University of Wichita and received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English literature. She taught freshmen English at various colleges and wrote fiction during her free time. Some of her short stories were accepted by various college literary reviews. Her first novel Stepping was published in 1980 and was adapted into a BBC radio series. Since then, she has written numerous books including Moon Shell Beach, The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, and Between Husbands and Friends.

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