Book Reviews of The Hot Flash Club

The Hot Flash Club
The Hot Flash Club
Author: Nancy Thayer
ISBN-13: 9780345492296
ISBN-10: 0345492293
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoyed this book. Nancy Thayer made her characters appealing and entertaining. They made me feel as though I was myself a member of the club. This book should be interesting to the 50 and above crowd. On the other hand, it should also be appealing to anyone interested in being a true blue friend to others who share an interest in their lives. I am looking forward to continue reading the rest of the books in this series.
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Helpful Score: 5
I enjoy a good laugh and expected to get it with this book. While it brought out some humorous moments, I didn't find this a particularily side tickling book. In fact, as an unofficial member of HFC I identified with every one of these 4 women in one way or another. It seems that the author has been living inside my body without my permission! I'll read more about the HFC but not for the humor - but for some insight!
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Helpful Score: 4
One of the best books I have ever read. If you are in the "over 40" age group, this is a must read!
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Helpful Score: 3
I was able to enjoy this book as long as I remembered not to expect more than it could offer: fun, funny, often heart-warming, and easy to read, it's an unsurprising women's friendship book. But I couldn't help getting sidetracked by the glib, stereotypical characters and rather predictable plot, and probably won't read more of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
great read!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is wonderful, wittty, inspiring and funny! If you are going through the "hot flash" time in your life you will enjoy this book even more and perhaps learn some secrets as to getting through these difficult times in our lives with more of an open mind & brighter out look on life! I have just recently started reading books by this author and find her books so far to be excellent!
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Helpful Score: 2
Nancy Thayer is a hoot-you will love this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
Four women of a "certain" age meet, form the Hot Flash Club, and help each other in the realization that they can have it all. I can't wait to read the second book in this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny, vivacious characters.
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Helpful Score: 2
you can laugh one minute and cry the next---great for ladies at that certain age and to see how these women came thru it with flying colors
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Helpful Score: 2
I just finished this book and must say that I loved it ! I will be reading more books by Nancy Thayer.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. I laughed out loud at parts of it!
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Helpful Score: 1
It was entertaining but had way too much sex related conversations in it for me. I would not buy the sequal for that reason. The idea of it was great and the stories of the lives being lived was enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Can't wait for the 4th book. Love the series. Made me laugh and then made me cry.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fabulous read. Chick lit for the older gal. Strongly reccommend it
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious page turner easily read in one evening.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book, it was funny and light.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had me laughing with tears running down my face. A great read for the 40 and over crowd.
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Helpful Score: 1
A friend recommended this book as being very funny. I guess everyone has a different idea of funny. The title of the book certainly makes you think it will be a thousand laughs. But it really is a lot about the women's lives, with a lot of drama, and only a little humor thrown in. I didn't hate it, but I won't be reading the rest of the series.
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very entertaining, a quick read, good characters, nice to read about older ladies and what they go through, not sure i will read the whole hot flash series, but i did enjoy this older-chick lit book.
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Good story... loved the interactions with the women and the lives that they are intertwined with
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The beginning of a series about 4 women that form an impromptu 'support group'.They develop great friendships and solve each other's problems. Women over the age of 35 will relate to the characters.I wish we had a local 'Hot Flash Club'!!
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this whole series is GREAT! for any age! good quick read!
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This was a fun, easy read. There may be a bit too many "extra words", but all in all it kept me coming back, night after night. I could identify with several of the ladies in the book too, and that made it even more interesting.
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This is such a wonderful story of finding friends; sharing and supporting each other as 'older' woman and the issues they face. I laughed out loud! I have not read Nancy Thayer before but will be on the lookout for more of her work.
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This is a very humorous book. Can't wait to read the others in the series.
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I really enjoyed this book. Cant wait to read the next two.
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If you are feeling "over the hill" here is the book to revive your outlook. Four "mature" women find that life is wonderful at any age. It all depends on your outlook. A must read for the over 45 hot flash group.
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Funny, funny book about 4 women of a certain age. I could totally relate.
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Nancy Thayer is such a good author! I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and endearing. A really great read. I can't wait to read the rest of her hot flash books!
Nancy
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Totally delightful!! Refreshing and funny book!
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This a great book. Good humor and fast reading
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From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty âcoming of ageâ novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives.

Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secretsâ"all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves.

Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she's struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she's got a tricky problem to bring to the club's table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura?

Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club.

Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she's almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results.

Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she's about to discover something extraordinary: contentment.

For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose itâ"be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration dateâ" and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.
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Great book.Can't wait to read the next ones.
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Great! Parts of the book move slow especially as you first meet the women and they draw together but if you are on the verge of menopause or in it there are quiet a few moments of "yep, been there" and some laughs.
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Best friends through thick and thin, these characters have great fun, even in the "hot flash" moments of their lives!
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Very entertaining! I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series - The Hot Flash Club Chills Out.
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I LOVED this book! I hope I get the sequel soon. It reminded me of "The First Wives' Club". I would love it if they made it into a movie.
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Definitely LOL characters & situations. Loved it! Am going for the others in the series. Can't wait to discover the other scrapes the gals get into....& out of.
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This was a fun easy read book. Four women meet by accident and share their thoughts in a fun and open way. They become fast friends and support each other in a big way. I suggest this book for anyone that wants a feel good book to read.
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Great writing once again by Thayer.
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Something a little different than the regular romance...it's about older women and their lives...good book!
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This was an excellent book, one ladies in their fortys and beyond can relate to...I loved it..can't wait to read the next one
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A must read for every pre and post menopausal woman!
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Very quick read about 4 women who become friends and name their group the Hot Flash Club. All four find a way to help one another with specific problems and get together weekly to compare notes. When I was convinced nothing bad would befall these women, things did go wrong for them. This was a very positive and uplifting story about the power of friendship.
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Entertaining, easy read. Not deep, but sometimes we need that!
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Oh this was so funny.
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a cute read- I loved meeting the women in this book and hope to read more about them in a sequel
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This was such a fun book and I just fell in love with the characters and all their quirkiness!
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Funny and heartwarming look into new friendships between four women in their early fifties to early sixties.
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Very entertaining -- Four women starting the journey through menopause.
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Loved the characters. Identified with Faye from page one and then found myself in bits of the other women. Action happened a bit fast for plausiblility but, hey, it's a novel. Loved it.
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What a fun book! It's full of the secrets and insights which make women's friendships so meaningful. Can't wait to read the sequel.
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I am now a Nancy Thayer fan! I loved this book and could identify with these women on so many levels. Can't wait to read the second one.
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At first I was skeptical of this book thinking that it was going to be full of moaning about menopause and the hassles of aging and as a 30-something I wouldn't be able to relate. I was pleased to find that there was an entertaining (albeit predictable) storyline - the ages and experiences of the women were, in the end, a nice change from the standard heroine. I'm even considering reading the sequel!
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Enjoyable book 4 about women who are feeling over the hill. They meet at a party and decide they have a lot in common and they form the Hot Flash Club. They each have a problem and they decide to help each other. One found her husband and a with a grad student, and they were not studying, one is overwhelmed about her company merging with another and fears a younger woman is after her job, one wants to open up a resort and the other one's daughter's husband is having an affair with his secretary.
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I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one.
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I enjoyed reading this book and have ordered the next one. These women are the age I am fast approaching so it was fun reading.
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Wonderfull read - especially for those of us that have reached the age of "hot flashes". :)
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Loved it!!!
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This is the BEST book I have read in a long time and certainly one of the most cleverly written books. Nancy Thayer Introduces the reader to each the four women in a separate chapter. The next four chapters set up the situation in each woman's life which will bring them together in one place. They end that evening by pigging out on chocolate and forming THE HOT FLASH CLUB. The way each of them addresses a concern in her life with the help of the other members of the HFC is clever and unique. There were times I laughed out loud, times I cried, and times I was just D*** mad! I will DEFINATELY read the rest of the series.
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Funny !!
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If you like Nancy Thayer as I do you will enjoy this book!
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Good book