A Summer Affair: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jul 2, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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.

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Another thing I'd like to point out is the ending. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Alexa Darin - Goodreads

A Summer Affair is worth every bit of four stars due to Elin Hilderbrand's writing, and I do believe most readers will find this book a great escape. I only gave it three stars (3.5, if I'm being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany Dalley - Goodreads

This was my first time ever reading a book by this author, and I have to say I was utterly disappointed. Due to the fact that I've never read anything by Hilderbrand before, I can't pass judgement on ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first book, The Beach Club, was published in 2000. Her other works include The Blue Bistro, Barefoot, A Summer Affair, The Castways, The Island, and Summerland. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List for Summerland and 2014 for The Matchmaker.

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