The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 2005 - Fiction - 349 pages
97 Reviews
The fabulous women fromThe Hot Flash Clubare back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and heartwarming novel.The Hot Flash ClubStrikes Againalso introduces four new women, ready for massages and seaweed wraps, each struggling to reconcile her secret dreams, biggest fears, and deepest feelings as topsy-turvy events shake up her life.

After eighteen years of trying to make peace with her husband’s cold-as-ice mother, Polly vows to be the perfect mother-in-law: loving, accepting, and determined to keep her mouth shut. Then her son marries Amy, a Birkenstocked gal whose organic farm and family ooze a rather creepy serenity. Ever the optimist, Polly puts her best foot forward . . . so why does it end up in her mouth?

A shy and brilliant professor-to-be, Beth has lived a sheltered life. Then she meets Sonny, a rugged, sexy carpenter who sweeps her off her feet. The problem? Beth may not survive his loud, affectionate, athletic family–especially when the very beautiful and earthy woman everybody wanted Sonny to marry is still hanging around the family dinner table.

Heiress to one of New England’s oldest paper companies, Carolyn is the driving force behind the brand. Now, at thirty-seven, the workaholic executive is finally pregnant with her first child, and high blood pressure is forcing her to do something totally alien: relax.But how can she let down her guard when her seventy-something father has gone and eloped with a young bank clerk named Heather, whose rather plain looks and unassuming nature still manage to fill Carolyn with suspicion.

A free-spirited photographer, Julia has married a man she loves, but he’s come packed with baggage. Tim is a widower with a young daughter, and Julia has bravely stepped up to the plate, doing her best to provide maternal support. But as if being pinned down by the child’s slightly manipulative ways and (dare Julia say it) spoiled behavior wasn’t enough, there’s Tim’s ex-mother-in-law, whose meddling is getting nastier by the week.

For Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia, the time has come to stand up for what matters–for their passions, their hearts, and themselves. As they maneuver through family drama and embrace unexpected change, they come to find that life is much easier (and a lot more fun) when you’ve got friends, wine, and chocolate along for the ride.


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Review: The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (Hot Flash Club #2)

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This is a continuation of the friendship between four over age 50 women. The book centers on the stories of three younger women who attend The Haven, Shirley's wellness center and their stories. Plus Polly, who will become the newest Hot Flash member. Read full review

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Great series! so awesome to read what could be real life and exciting with women of a mature age. LOVED it Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
14
Section 4
23
Section 5
32
Section 6
39
Section 7
52
Section 8
62
Section 22
179
Section 23
190
Section 24
201
Section 25
211
Section 26
218
Section 27
224
Section 28
233
Section 29
241

Section 9
69
Section 10
78
Section 11
84
Section 12
90
Section 13
102
Section 14
108
Section 15
115
Section 16
122
Section 17
132
Section 18
139
Section 19
146
Section 20
154
Section 21
166
Section 30
248
Section 31
255
Section 32
262
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
298
Section 38
308
Section 39
313
Section 40
321
Section 41
337
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About the author (2005)

Nancy Thayer is the nationally bestselling author ofThe Hot Flash Club. She lives on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts


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