Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
Rory Randall is dead and he left his Nantucket house to his three daughters, Arden, Meg and Jenny, on one condition: they need to live together in the house for a whole summer. Arden and Meg were “exiled” from the house by their stepmother, Jenny’s mother, when they were young. This will be the first time the half-sisters have seen their step-sister since the summer they were sent away twenty or more years ago. Can they survive a whole summer together? Can the issues in their lives, and between them, be resolved by these island girls?
This is a great beach read that would be enjoyable to read or listen to. (I listened and the voices were distinct and fit the characters well.) Everything you expect in a beach read is here: a beach (Nantucket), women with life obstacles they need to (and do) overcome, its summer, and it all ends amazingly happy. Is it totally unbelievable? I think so, family problems are rarely resolved so quickly, but that didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the listen.