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A Summer Affair: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
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A Summer Affair: A Novel (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Elin Hilderbrand

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Title:A Summer Affair: A Novel
Authors:Elin Hilderbrand
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2008), Hardcover, 416 pages
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A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand (2008)

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I've read them all; I've loved them all. I always end a Hilderbrand novel with a heavy heart and a touch of sadness because I must say goodbye and leave the characters behind. Ms. Hilderbrand, do not even consider retirement....please. I listened to The Library of Congress Talking Books version, and Ms. Colleen Delany did a superb job of narrating. ( )
  briellenadyne | Jun 28, 2017 |
The story of a summer affair on Nantucket, but it is also about the most strange women on the island. The story centers around the Nantucket social event of the season. The conflicts of the year-rounders and the summer people. All the problems of a summer romance and everyday family life. I loved Elin Hilderbrand's novel because she put the setting of the story on Nantucket. ( )
  JCGirl | May 4, 2016 |

Claire is a 30-something woman with 4 kids who decides to cochair a charity gala. She has an affair with a man.. She whines, she cheats, her sister-in-law plays the "holier-then-though" person, who is tempted to cheat. Claire is a glassblower who stopped working when she had her son prematurely. The glass thing she was making for the gala was going to be her big comeback.

This was not a good book. ( )
  Lisa_Boys | Feb 8, 2016 |
Great summer read = have read all her books! 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. ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
I loved this book. I plan to read every book this author writes. ( )
  tennwisc | Jul 15, 2014 |
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The guilt was like a clump of tar in her hair, warm and sticky, impossible to remove. The more she fingered it, the worse things got. Tar gummed her hands; she tired water but it formed a slick, milky film. She needed scissors, turpentine.
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De heerlijke ramp die verliefdheid heet. Een huwelijk kan breekbaar zijn als glas; het lijkt solide maar kan zomaar kapot springen... Claire Danner, glaskunstenares, begrijpt die breekbaarheid beter dan ieder ander. Een jaar geleden werd haar zoontje door haar eigen schuld te vroeg geboren. Sindsdien werkt Claire niet meer en besteedt ze al haar tijd aan haar gezin. Tot de charmante Lock Dixon haar hulp inroept voor het jaarlijkse liefdadigheidsbal. Tegen hem kan ze gewoon geen nee zeggen. Claire wordt opnieuw verliefd. Maar de spanningen lopen snel op. Borden en glazen breken, harten breken, en emoties worden tot het uiterste beproefd in dit romantische verhaal over een moderne jonge vrouw die de balans in haar leven moet zien terug te vinden. 
Voor de fans van Anita Shreve en Emily Giffin. Ze is te druk om verliefd te worden, maar dan gebeurt het toch...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316018619, Paperback)

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.

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Reluctantly agreeing to organize a children's benefit at which a rock-star ex-lover is performing, Claire Danner Crispin finds her efforts complicated by her clashes with a fellow organizer, her best friend's catering mishaps, and a new relationship.

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