A Summer Affair: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Jul 2, 2008 - Fiction - 512 pages
24 Reviews
She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation.

"A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal." --Kirkus Reviews


Claire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all--and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything.
But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire--often over a bottle of wine--and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control.
A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.
 

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

Nantucket, the very essence of summer. An artist who has given up her craft to mother her children. A marriage that is emotionally unfulfilling. An elaborate fundraising event. And the temptation of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her six previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

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