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A Summer Affair: A Novel (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
A Summer Affair A Novel - Back Bay Readers' Pick Author:Elin Hilderbrand 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 loo... more »ks 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.« less
At first I was hesitant to read this book because I had tried to read a Hilderbrand book before and couldn't finish it, but I wanted to give this author another try. Boy am I glad I did. I started reading A Summer Affair and couldn't put it down. I loved the characters in the book and found myself really liking some and really not liking others. I felt like I was at the Summer Gala concert myself! An excellent summer read!
This was my least favorite of the Hilderbrand novels. The characters were annoying and self absorbed. I had to struggle through it. The ending just abruptly came with lots of unanswered questions. It was as though she just ran out of steam at the end. Very disappointing.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great beach book. Would I say it's award winning...nah...but I enjoyed it enough to keep reading and you definitely got wrapped up in the characters once you started into it. It's perfect for a sunny day at the beach and some mindless reading of a decent story. I'm not waiting for the movie!
i guess i've been reading a lot more memoirs lately, but i wasn't so enthusiastic about an affair. I was more into her relationship with the high school sweetheart, and current husband. i did finished and will most likely attemmpt Barefoot since I already have it and hope for something alittle better...to keep me interested in this author. enjoy!!