You know summer’s on the way when the beachy jacket art starts showing up. Here are two by Nantucket writers set on the island, where you. Nantucket artist ponders a tryst. An accomplished glassblower, Claire Danner Crispin set aside her work to raise her children. Indeed, for most. Complete summary of Elin Hilderbrand’s A Summer Affair. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Summer Affair.

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The scene I quoted made me chuckle and I always love it when there’s some witty, smile-inducing moment that scene also happens to be a pretty revealing and is important to the plot. I haven’t finished and you can’t make me. She’s a wife, a mother, an artist and frankly she’s bored. I found myself caught up in the excitement of the new I really enjoyed this book a lot.

This novel eelin glorifies her behavior when the novel hliderbrand and elim still hasn’t told her husband the truth about her behavior. Women’s fiction is definitely not my favorite genre, but I found the book was well-written, with a lot going on at once. Of course, I didn’t write the book so it’s really none of my business. You have to admit, it was strange, you and Edward here alone. Maybe it is a sign of the success of the writing that people feel the character within themselves that way.

How can this possibly be interesting for In all fairness, I only read the first 50 pages of this book, and I would’ve never picked this book up if it weren’t for it being a Book Club choice. And having Claire’s high school boyfriend, who is now a superstar musician, be the headliner at the event stretches credibility, especially when he asks Claire to leave her kids and run off with him.


That was a nice break. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Maybe hiderbrand little less angst?

Hardcoverpages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After working too hard during her last pregnancy caused her to collapse and nearly resulted in the baby’s death, she gave up her work at her husband’s insistence. I myself have been in many of the situations that Claire has been and honestly the same things that she said and the same things that she thought were things that had actaully been in my head or on my lips when I was in those positions.

A Summer Affair however is rife with characters that are flawed, unlikeable and very two dimensional. Claire is asked to chair the Nantucket Children Summer Gala, at least in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of world famous rock star, Max West. To ask other readers questions about A Summer Affairplease sign up.

Jan 18, Kathleen rated it liked it.

A Summer Affair

She had been very drunk when she got behind the wheel that night. What about Siobhan and Carter – did they work things out?

Indeed, for most of her life Claire has followed the rules and been a eelin friend, wife and mother. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was anything but, and halfway through, I just Not only does it enrage me, but it saddens me too.

For the delight in dads who absolutely adore their children.

You got yourself into the situation – get out of it and stop whinging” What was pleasant to read was about the last quarter of the book, when it finally picked up in speed, things happened, “problems” where solved and it was obvious that lifes would fall into place.

You’ll find you just want to shake her characters and tell them to stop, you idiot, before you lose everything. Nantucket Island, Massachusetts United States. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. That being said, the whole premise of this book disgusts me. She willingly, and repeatedly, lied to her husband and her friends about her wherabouts so that she could sneak off with this man who was also married.


It’s hard for me to give it more stars even though it was compelling to read. It was a page turner but not because it was THAT GOOD but because I was apprehensive about where the story was going to go and to find out what was going to be the final outcome.

While I did finish the book, it’s not one I’d recommend to others. You got yourself in Oh boy! The ethical questions arise about marriage, family and commitment.

A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand | Kirkus Reviews

Claire’s glass chandeliere that she crafted in her hot shop she’s a glass blower is ‘accidentally’ smashed at the end of the novel and maybe that’s supposed to represent what could have happened to her life had she continued with the affair. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in aa, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West.

I’m an absolute fool f This one was really bittersweet, which is kind of perfect to read as summer starts to inch closer to fall. I don’t know if was me or the way it was written. Apr 10, Clare rated it did not like it Shelves: The synopsis on the back.