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No Forever Like Nantucket (A Sweet Island Inn) Paperback – August 17, 2021
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IF MAE LOSES THE INN, SHE’LL LOSE EVERYTHING.
Mae Benson was born to run the Sweet Island Inn. She cooks, she cleans, she laughs, she makes a mean pot of coffee and she always knows which beach to recommend to her guests.
But suddenly, that way of life looks very much in danger.
On what was supposed to be a happy day—the day her boyfriend Dominic gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him—Mae discovers that a collective of out-of-towners with bad intentions intends to usurp her business by building a competing hotel right down the street.
And she’s not the only one floundering.
Other mysterious out-of-towners are bringing troubles of their own for the Benson clan—including an anonymous offer to buyout Sara’s ownership of Little Bull restaurant (with some very strange strings attached).
Holly’s childhood friends arrive back on Nantucket for a tumultuous high school reunion with plenty of baggage in tow.
And Eliza, meanwhile, is doing her best to keep her head above water—even as the anxieties she thought she left behind threaten to drag her beneath the stormy waves.
Catch up with the Benson family in this sweet, clean women’s fiction novel.
If you haven’t already, check out the other books in the series:
No Home Like Nantucket (Book 1)
No Beach Like Nantucket (Book 2)
No Wedding Like Nantucket (Book 3)
No Love Like Nantucket (Book 4)
No Secret Like Nantucket (Book 5)
- ASIN : B09CRLX4VS
- Publisher : Independently published (August 17, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 230 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8453981755
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.52 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #142,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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And don’t get me started on the poor editing: grammar, missing words, etc.
Unfortunately this book was a big disappointment all around.
Mae and Dominic are engaged. He took Mae on an evening walk and proposed while kneeling in the sand with the water lapping at his right side. Mae’s thoughts raced through her life and came up with the decision that this was the right thing to do at the right time, so she said yes. While reveling in the bliss of being engaged as they drove home, her bubble was popped in an instant when she saw the sign on the new construction that said it was the site of the new Sweet Island Hotel. It was just down the street from her inn. What would this mean for the future of the inn?
Sara and Joey had just come home from a weekend trip for Sara to receive an award. She was going through the mail that piled up while she was gone. She opened a letter to find a company wanted to buy her restaurant but keep her on for a year as chef. The money was hard to imagine. After talking it over with Joey, she thought it best to sell. Shortly after, she finds herself in Boston signing the papers. Now what?
Holly was looking forward to seeing her best friends, Lindsey and Diane, when they came for their high school reunion. Pete had taken the kids and gone to a family reunion in Boston so Holly was on her own. When Lindsey and Diane got to her house, things began going downhill when they started listing their accomplishments. All Holly had to offer was a stay-at-home mom. However, when the most popular boy from high school started flirting with her, things changed in an instant.
Eliza was at the end of her rope. Everything seems to have gone up in cost. Her grocery bill was $20 overbudget. Where would she get the money to make it up? Oliver’s jobs brought in some money; but that money didn’t go far. With two girls to bring up, where would they get the money? As she stresses over everything, she becomes depressed, but she won’t take any medication. She just looks for Wine O’clock!
As things get progressively worse for each of them. Brent is helping Rose with their baby, Jessa May, and her daughter, Susanna. Sleep deprivation seems to be their only problem.
The book is hopefully building up for the finale in the next book. The suspense builds and builds and now solutions have to be figured out. Other than a few typing mistakes, the makeup of the book is great.
Oh dear. What a poor ending to a sweet series! Disappointed. All the so-called “strong women” have lost their strength and end the series by wallowing together at their favorite place, the beautiful ocean off Nantucket!
Really, why would Sara so easily sign away her successful “baby,” Little Bull restaurant, without even reading the contract or understanding to just whom she was signing away her gem?
Why would heretofore successful Eliza just wallow in post-partum depression and not ask for help (and how could those around her leave her dangling without even noticing her steps into alcoholism)?
Why would Mae so easily give up on her successful Sweet Island Inn and not trust the reputation for service and quality she has built over the many years of loyal returning customers with some beefed up marketing or something? Why did she automatically give up? Is bigger better? I don’t know about patent law, but doesn’t she have precedent using the name? Can someone new come in a usurp her name? Or, as necessary, mightn’t she have changed it slightly to, say, Sweet Island Inn on the Water or some such? And how could Holly be so insecure in her life as wife and stay-at-home mother?
I sure hope there is a surprise book 7 to fix all these loser attitudes! Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed books 1-3 and 5 (I think 4 could've been included in another book -- a whole one on Aunt Toni was not necessary. I will seek out something else by this author, however, since I did enjoy most of the books in the series.
So there should be a 7th in this series to tie up all the stories left hanging.
Looking forward to it !