He lives with his wife, Bonnie, and their family in Los Angeles. Visit the author at www.
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This was a very quick read. I liked the Nantucket setting live in MA Yes, it touched upon many, many issues illness, miscommunication, betrayal, immaturity and loss of love all at the same time, and for some readers it bogged down the story, but most families rarely deal with just one issue at the same time, so I did not find this distracting. Agree that Goldstein's style of writing is similar to Nicholas Sparks's Jun 23, Pearl rated it it was ok. The same accessible writing style is still here, but the plot of "Prince" was really nothing to write home about.
A callous politician goes back to his home in Nantucket, discovers a family secret, and suddenly goes from hating his Alzheimer-inflicted mother to loving and reconciling with her. Very inconsistent and not fully fleshed-out characters, though the ending did have an emotional punch reminiscent of The Notebook. Jul 18, JoAnn rated it liked it. A bit different from my normal family dramas. This one centers around a son who turned his back on his mother only to return as she approaches the last days of her life. He realizes all his ideas about his mother were incorrect and he learns that he is not ready to let her go.
Also, there is the side story of the main characters trouble relationship with his own daughter. I had no idea this story would affect me so profoundly; I too am going through a similar scenario with my own mother although we have always been close. This is a deeply moving, passionate story of courage in the midst of struggle, of finding one's way back and of undying love.
I highly recommend this book.
The Prince of Nantucket: A Novel [Jan Goldstein] on domaine-solitude.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The heartwarming story of a man primed to go far in life. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Teddy Mathison, the hero of Goldstein's The Prince of Nantucket: A Novel - Kindle edition by Jan Goldstein.
Jul 10, Niloofar rated it liked it. Very fast, easy read.
The story was just ok family problems He is a politician who finally puts his family first, um ok?? I liked the writing style and enjoyed it because after my last painful, horrible book I needed a easy read. Oct 03, Egm rated it really liked it. The writing in this book is not great - it lacks the colorful phrases and descriptors of some of the other books I've read recently and the dialogue is flat, but the story is compelling nonetheless.
I cared about the characters and found the relationships and issues poignant, even if at points I wondered about the realism. Overall, enjoyed this book a lot. Feb 25, Andrea rated it liked it. This was the story about a man Ted in a calif. His sister is the primary caretaker, and she guilts Ted into helping while she goes on vacation.
Ted brings his estranged teenage daughter along - a publicist thinks it will be a great story. Jan 28, Lori Rice rated it did not like it Shelves: I only read the whole thing because the story itself had potential and the book wasn't completely unreadable. However, the characters were cookie-cutter, the dialogue was clunky and totally unrealistic and it read like a college sophomore living out on paper his fantasies of what he wanted his life to be like when he reached his 40s. The whole thing was about a subtle as an anvil.
Aug 14, Margery rated it liked it. Three stars - this was a "beach Book" read it in an afternoon and consider it a love story. Aug 19, Lacie rated it liked it. But a beautiful, tear-jerker in the line of "The Notebook". California Senate-hopeful reluctantly spends a week in Nantucket with his mother, a brilliant artist disappearing into the haze of Alzheimer's, and his troubled teenage daughter.
Feb 19, Nikki rated it liked it. I can't tell you how close I came to not continuing with the book.
In the end, I'm glad I didn't as it made for a touching story. During the first third of the book, the protagonist's attitude and that of his daughter's, made me just plain angry. Mar 22, Lee Millns rated it really liked it. A good quick read that has the main character, Teddy Mathison, regaining his focus on family over the climb up the social and political ladder. The character development is simple, the storyline easy to follow, making for a good read at the beach or travels to spring break. I read this book so I could discuss it with my Book Club. This book had more emotions in it then I expected.
The characters were believable. I enjoyed the ending because it fit with the story. I enjoyed this quote from the book, "Never give up on who or what you love. Sep 01, Jenny Long rated it liked it.
I think Jan Goldstein did a wonderful job at reaching out to his audience, letting them know that they aren't the only people who are dealing with heaviness in their lives. Aug 19, Lacie rated it liked it. The themes interested me - teen-aged daughters, parents with Alzheimer's, redemption, seco Patrons kept telling me how great this book was and how I just had to read it. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Discuss the importance of second chances in your own life and that of those you are close to. Liza glanced over at him with a strong, determined grin. I can't tell you how close I came to not continuing with the book.
Easy, quick and fun. Dec 20, Liz rated it liked it. Read for local book club. Nice, easy-to-read, pleasant book. The Language of Sycamores.
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