Thayer is one of my favourite summertime authors. Like most of her novels, this one is set on the island of Nantucket. I wouldn't say it was my favourite of her books, but I did enjoy it.
The story revolves around Alison, a woman who has been widowed from the love of her life for several years, and to her surprise falls in love with David, also a widower. They have decided to marry and Alison uses the opportunity to bring together her adult daughters - who have never been particularly close - their families and David's two children and their families.
Thus begins a fairly typical story of the relationships between siblings, step siblings and spouses. Everyone is suffering from some sort of disappointment in their marriages or professional careers and take some time on the island to work through the issues.
None of the events are particularly dramatic or surprising, but the relationships are interesting enough to sustain the narrative.