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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Max agrees to play the benefit and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire—until she agrees to create a “museum-quality” piece of glass for the auction, pre-emptorily 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.

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Siobahn, Affaif sister in law, is another POV in the novel and another person we’re supposed to be pulling for even though she’s mad at Claire and yet she’s such a hildsrbrand bitty that I didn’t feel much sympathy for her either really, mad over PEARLS? View all 7 comments. Doesn’t he look like he’s having fun? Women’s fiction is definitely not my favorite genre, but I found the book was well-written, with a lot going on at once.

Claire has always felt some responsibility for not insisting she take a cab with the rest of the ladies. But, she has trouble setting limits. Mainly because, she just slept with some random guy that she in reality barely knew, someone that was not as cool as her husband who I thought was actually a pretty good personand didn’t even try to control herself.


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As the plot moves along, I found it to be less about the affair in particul This is my first book by this author. I’m glad it’s finished, and I will summe swiftly on to something else: Mari, I’m enjoying The Castaways, so far, but I probably ought to quit running errands and playing on the computer, so I can really get into it!

A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

But I love how this author writes characters with all their imperfections and all their emotions. No trivia or quizzes yet. My least favorite book by this author.

While I like the internal conflicts of her main characters, their gutsiness and longings, the main char This is a book I have been waiting to read since learning of its publication. Claire’s certain something is wrong with her baby and she feels guilty about his premature birth but she really wants to resume her glass blowing.

She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. There are more characters in the novel but all of them are flawed and uninteresting Gavin most definitely.

Her troubles worsen when Daphne, a friend she’d been drinking with, is severely injured in a drunken car wreck. Let’s say it was me. There are moments that I just love her like that bit when Siobhan notes that Claire is enjoying pulling the claws off the lobsters in the quote from A Summer Affair and her characterization has an amazing depth.

Maybe it’s her favorite “complication”. And, she’s deceiving the people she loves.

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This novel almost glorifies her behavior when the novel ends and she still hasn’t told her husband the truth about her behavior. The main character, Claire Danner Crispin, was supposed to be a devoted Catholic It seems like hioderbrand is cheating on everyone without being caught or any major revelations due to it.


Her husband was shown as flawed, but I saw him as the better person because despite his flaws he was a famil It’s hard for me to give it more stars even though it was compelling to read. Dec 27, Sophie Brookover rated it really liked it Shelves: Not vile, not evil, just rather too naive.

Soon eln finds herself in the arms of Lock, who offers relief from the monotony of her marriage and the demands of caring for four youngsters.

The plot mushrooms as Claire and Lockhart begin an affair; Claire rethinks her priorities; a slew of gala-related complications arise; and Claire’s ex-boyfriend turned rock star comes into play.

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.

Maybe, they were too human for a work of fiction where I expect them again, her to make the right choices easily. A Novel Author s: Of course, I didn’t write the book so it’s really none of my business. As the title makes it obvious, this a book about an affair. It seems as though eventually, there were more Bad Things e.