A Summer Affair

A Summer Affair

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon. Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2008
ISBN: 9780316018609
Branch Call Number: HILDE
Characteristics: 408 p


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Jun 08, 2011

I haven't finished this book yet but am liking it overall. Great job of each character's interior monologue (mainly Claire's) without being repetitive. Obviously by the title, an affair is involved. I'm finding though that I'm really upset by this and want to shake Claire before she totally ruins her life.

Aug 14, 2010

Elin Hilderbrand combines psychological insight with a storyteller's flair. It held my interest until last page. Contemporary with a dose of escape.

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