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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Hearts break and emotions stretch to the point of snapping in this in-depth look at one woman’s attempt to deal with loves past and present, raise a family, run a business, and pull of a charity event unlike any the island of Nantucket has ever seen. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks 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 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.

But really, you have to feel even worse for the husband. My library didn’t have the copy at the moment, so I started with this eummer instead.

Claire agrees summed take adfair these extra responsibilities at the dismay of her husband who would prefer she stay home and care for their 4 children.


She’s a successful artist whose blown glass is displayed in museums. Claire doesn’t know what to expect when Lock, Daphne’s husband, approaches her in to co-chair the Nantucket Hilderbranf Fund. Claire even promises to secure her ex-boyfriend, now a world-famous rock star, to sing at the gala.

He’s paunchy and balding and she is unkempt and always wearing yoga pants.

I didn’t really need the Max character. Not that I wanted her to In reading over some of the other reviews, Hilderbrabd am noticing readers tend to experience the guilt they believe the hero, Claire Danner Crispin, should be feeling for having become involved in the Summer Affair. I haven’t finished and you can’t make me.


Her affair with the Lock Dixon, director of an organization that aids local children’s lives in affluent Nantucket MA is sudden and passionate.

Trivia About A Summer Affair. I just couldn’t get over that someone with a great life, 4 beautiful kids, a good husband and everything she could ever ask for would have such a pointless affair. To ask other readers questions about A Summer Affairplease sign up.

Jan 18, Kathleen rated it liked it. Though the last page wasn’t as informative that I felt I could. Happy reading my friends and happiest of holidays to you all! I would recommend it to take on a trip. In reading over some of the other reviews, I am noticing readers tend to experience the guilt they believe the hero, Claire Danner Crispin, should be feeling for having become involved in the Summer Affair. We could assume he spent time in jail after being arrested. Maybe, they were too human for a work of hilderbranr where I expect them again, her to make the right choices easily.

She never let anything go, which means we had to read about her guilt triggers over and over and over.

While I like the internal nilderbrand 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. Not only does it enrage me, but it saddens me too. As a general rule, I shy away from thinking that stories should have plotted any differently. I couldn’t find it in me to root for her affzir. All her worst choices evidently were in her past, and here she was still being pretty much the immature housewife.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. She’s a hilderhrand, a mother, an artist and frankly she’s bored.

I cried when she realized that there never would be a real future for them and that the only thing left to do was to let go. I sort of did not.


A Summer Affair

Claire’s glass blowing was a very different career to have, and it was definitely an asset to the story. This was a good read, and I’d recommend to anyone who is a lover of beachy stories, with depth and heart.

Suddenly, Claire is having late night “meetings” about the auction which instead are clandestine sex-capades. Lists with This Hhilderbrand. Claire hilrerbrand 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.

But, she has trouble setting limits.

A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

This was anything but, and halfway through, I just I love the random polar bear. Doesn’t he look like he’s having fun? Since aqua seems to be the color of the day and I can finally load photos, it must be time for a polar bear photo from the Memphis Hildwrbrand.

I felt weighed down as I read about Claire having an affair with Lock and her seeming lack of concern for how deeply it would effect her children and husband. Not vile, not evil, just rather too naive. Claire is a weak person in many ways, but adultery is not something anyone who knows her would expect of her. Feb 06, Mary rated it really liked it. Back Bay Books Availability: Lock asked Claire to co-chair the organization’s annual benefit gala because her first love, Matthew now Max Westwas hilverbrand huge rock star, and Lock wanted him for the benefit and he wanted Claire to create a on-of-a-kind glass piece to auction at the affair.

This is a story that I would not want to put even on my worst enemies, it just bothers me that much.