➭ A Summer Affair Read ➵ Author Elin Hilderbrand – Pandorajewelry70off.us

A Summer Affair Claire Danner Crispin, Mother Of Four Young Children And Nationally Renowned Glassblower, Bites Off Than She Can Chew When She Agrees To Co Chair A Huge Benefit Concert On Nantucket 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 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 DixonHearts 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 Claire Discovers That Doing Good And Being Bad Are Not Mutually Exclusive And That Nothing Is Ever As Simple As It Seems

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.Facebook.com ElinHilderbrandPinterest.com Elin Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.Facebook.com ElinHilderbrandPinterest.com ElinHilderbrand

➭ A Summer Affair  Read ➵ Author Elin Hilderbrand – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Hardcover
  • 408 pages
  • A Summer Affair
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • English
  • 07 March 2019
  • 0316018600

10 thoughts on “A Summer Affair

  1. says:

    It s hard for me to give itstars even though it was compelling to read 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 I think I wasconcerned for them than she was Claire was characterized as the good person, but I found it hard to see her as anything but selfish 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 itstars even though it was compelling to read 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 I think I wasconcerned for them than she was Claire was characterized as the good person, but I found it hard to see her as anything but selfish Her husband was shown as flawed, but I saw him as the better person because despite his flaws he was a family man thru and thru who supported his family, loved his children, and thought his wife was really attractive and that to me was WAYattractive than the namby pamby Lock I never did understand what was so compelling about Lock that she would risk the life she had to spend snippets of time with a guy who did not have her best interest at heart Is this what people do in real life I was glad when the book was done so I could quit feeling so heavy with the guilt I thought Claire should have felt

  2. says:

    A Summer Affair was a good enough read but not one of my favorites by this author 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 I was having a hard time relating to the main character, Claire, a mother of 4 and wife to a husband that seems absolutely wonderful with his only downfall being that he watches a little too much TV rather than talk to her I couldn t fin A Summer Affair was a good enough read but not one of my favorites by this author 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 I was having a hard time relating to the main character, Claire, a mother of 4 and wife to a husband that seems absolutely wonderful with his only downfall being that he watches a little too much TV rather than talk to her I couldn t find it in me to root for her character I just wanted to shake her and say what are you doing you crazy woman The affair seemed contrived and unrealistic I found it odd that they were together for almost a year and yet her husband never got suspicious at all I did adore the best friend sister in law character and felt bad for her in regards to certain aspects of her life The Matthew Max West part of the story was a sweet tribute to her childhood and first love and I did enjoy that aspect of the story also Overall, I wouldn t overly recommend this book The writing was very good, but the story, not so much Many times I finish a book wanting , wishing that there was another book about the same characters so I can see what happens next in their lives, but with A Summer Affair I could care less I just wanted it to end However, it did end very abruptly I expected an epilogue or something since there were several loose ends what happened to Gavin did he blow the whistle on Lock What about Siobhan and Carter did they work things out I just wanted a little closure on the characters Elin Hilderbrand has a lot of great novels this just isn t one of my favorites or one of her best Happy reading my friends and happiest of holidays to you all

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What the hell Can t married people just stay faithful It may be my book choices lately, but I seem to be reading way too many books where married parents have affairs Not only does it enrage me, but it saddens me too Yes, parenting is hard, and so is staying married, but if you put half as much work into your marriage as you do the affair, you wouldn t have to have the affair.And that s what I felt like shouting at the main character, when Claire starts having an affair with the organizer o What the hell Can t married people just stay faithful It may be my book choices lately, but I seem to be reading way too many books where married parents have affairs Not only does it enrage me, but it saddens me too Yes, parenting is hard, and so is staying married, but if you put half as much work into your marriage as you do the affair, you wouldn t have to have the affair.And that s what I felt like shouting at the main character, when Claire starts having an affair with the organizer of Nantucket s charity auction Suddenly, Claire is having late night meetings about the auction which instead are clandestine sex capades Claire s husband Jason is treated with no dignity, even by the author We are all left wondering why Claire is married and stayed married to him, which theoretically is supposed to make the affair okay Her lover, Lock, encourages Claire to create a beautiful museum quality piece of stained glass Claire gave up creating anything after she got dehydrated and delivered her son 6 weeks prematurely Claire subsequently threw herself into mothering her other three children and worrying about her son, whom she thinks is developmentally delayed Her guilt over her accident and her son s slow development means she has not been in her studio for 8 months The contrast between Lock, who encourages her to create, and Jason, who puts a lock on her studio, is a cheap literary trick meant to justify the affair The book slowly builds up to the charity event, with some characters thrown in who don t really enhance the story Claire s best friend is the caterer, married to Claire s BIL, who has a gambling problem The accountant is embezzling 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 How did this book get published I think what made this evenridiculous is that the affair ends so mildly, with NO consequences, and no one finds out Not his wife, not her husband Lock and Claire just kind of agree to end the affair and Claire goes back to her husband, in effect saying, Hmm That was a nice break

  4. says:

    This is a book I have been waiting to read since learning of its publication I discovered the author two years ago and read through her previously written books within a few weeks relishing each one The relationship of the wealthy summer residents to the local residents and maintaining the integrity of Nantucket s beauty and history are aspects of the books that are always of interest to me 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 I discovered the author two years ago and read through her previously written books within a few weeks relishing each one The relationship of the wealthy summer residents to the local residents and maintaining the integrity of Nantucket s beauty and history are aspects of the books that are always of interest to me While I like the internal conflicts of her main characters, their gutsiness and longings, the main character here jumps into an affair ten minutes into the book, which just didn t seem necessary within the larger context of the novel I found the running around and the necessary deceits mundane and exhausting are there new, compelling truths learned from affairs, however brief A wonderful aspect, however, of this novel is that the main character is an artist, working with glass and designing the most important piece of art in her life These descriptions are vivid and serve as a metaphor for the challenges of the main character

  5. says:

    Speaking of trainwrecksWhen I first saw the cover of the book, I assumed it was going to be some innocent summer romance, but no This was anything but, and halfway through, I just I just could not read any.The main character, Claire Danner Crispin, was supposed to be a devoted Catholic and yet she is worse than many of the atheists that I know 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 tho Speaking of trainwrecksWhen I first saw the cover of the book, I assumed it was going to be some innocent summer romance, but no This was anything but, and halfway through, I just I just could not read any.The main character, Claire Danner Crispin, was supposed to be a devoted Catholic and yet she is worse than many of the atheists that I know 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 person , and didn t even try to control herself Another thing was for a good time in the book it was in one point of view, but then suddenly it changes to another, and then to another, and so on and so forth, creating plot lines and adding things that should never have been added It drove me insane So yeah it bothered me a lot So much that I stopped reading right in the middle of the story This is a story that I would not want to put even on my worst enemies, it just bothers me that much

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The subject matter is mostly what earned the 1 star here The main character, Claire, has a beautiful life a husband that loves her in his own way and four lovely children So why does she put it all on the line for an affair with an older, wealthy man Not once during the entire novel did I feel any compassion for her 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 Their behavior was des The subject matter is mostly what earned the 1 star here The main character, Claire, has a beautiful life a husband that loves her in his own way and four lovely children So why does she put it all on the line for an affair with an older, wealthy man Not once during the entire novel did I feel any compassion for her 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 Their behavior was despicable I should have stopped earlier on but I thought Hilderbrand was going to use this philandering nonsense to make a point, which I guess she sort of did on the last few pages, but it wasn t clear enough Claire and Lock had this wicked affair for almost a year, then it s over in a matter of seconds as Claire says, I need you to let me go, and they both go back to their respective lives and their spouses never know any different This didn t sit well with me AT ALL 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 But I felt Hilderbrand didn t do enough to show the flip side of an affair the turmoil and consequences that people indirectly involved children, spouses have to suffer due to the selfish acts of the two people having the affair This novel almost glorifies her behavior when the novel ends and she still hasn t told her husband the truth about her behavior That totally bothered me

  7. says:

    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 That being said, the whole premise of this book disgusts me The title The cover The synopsis on the back The first 50 pages A woman who has everything , but is dissatisfied with her husband the way the author writes about this poor dude is appalling , decides to have an affair with a billionaire Ack 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 That being said, the whole premise of this book disgusts me The title The cover The synopsis on the back The first 50 pages A woman who has everything , but is dissatisfied with her husband the way the author writes about this poor dude is appalling , decides to have an affair with a billionaire Ack How can this possibly be interesting for over 400 pages Call me old fashioned, but I don t want to read about someone who so flippantly disregards her marriage No connection with this character whatsoever Guess I ll need to read the summary now so I can discuss this at my face to face bookclub meeting Boo

  8. says:

    I m a little conflicted on this book I started off loving it, then disliked it because of what started to happen Then I started to like it again but, the ending wasn t all that wonderful for me I was going back and forth deciding if I should give it three or four stars but, since I like this author I went with four Still a great and easy read.

  9. says:

    This is my first book by this author I ve heard many good things, and the book I originally intended on reading first was Barefoot My library didn t have the copy at the moment, so I started with this one instead.At first, the book seems to be about an affair that the main character Claire is having This affair is introduced early on, so this is not a spoiler She s a wife, a mother, an artist and frankly she s bored 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 ve heard many good things, and the book I originally intended on reading first was Barefoot My library didn t have the copy at the moment, so I started with this one instead.At first, the book seems to be about an affair that the main character Claire is having This affair is introduced early on, so this is not a spoiler She s a wife, a mother, an artist and frankly she s bored As the plot moves along, I found it to be less about the affair in particular andabout Claire finding herself Not that I approve of having an affair, and I think Claire and Lock were being unfair to their spouses, but this wasn t really the point of the story She is trying to balance all the different aspects of her life, and be happy with herself I found Claire to be a tad bit annoying in actuality She was very guilt ridden over things that were obviously not her fault, and she was a little too good for me to believe it This affair is the first thing that she s done that can be considered bad.Lock was an interesting man to have the affair with since he was described as not being all that attractive In fact he was bald, a little pudgy and hairy While her husband Jason was much leaner, and had a six pack I think this just goes to show it wasn t really about the affair, but Claire needing to move beyond just being a mother, or a wife.I will definitely read other books by this author

  10. says:

    I can generally enjoy a book regardless of the likability of the characters in fact, unlikable characters often make a bookinteresting But Claire, the main character in this book, was unbelievably annoying She had a guilt complex, no backbone, and very little personality She never let anything go, which means we had to read about her guilt triggers over and over and over As far as other characters went, the book often overly focused on their flaws as well, which meant there was prett I can generally enjoy a book regardless of the likability of the characters in fact, unlikable characters often make a bookinteresting But Claire, the main character in this book, was unbelievably annoying She had a guilt complex, no backbone, and very little personality She never let anything go, which means we had to read about her guilt triggers over and over and over As far as other characters went, the book often overly focused on their flaws as well, which meant there was pretty much no one to like on top of which everyone kept making bad decisions The worst part was the way Hilderbrand kept bringing up characters physical and or personal grooming flaws I could see she was trying to show there sto attraction and love than physicality, but she drove it home a little too often We get it He s paunchy and balding and she is unkempt and always wearing yoga pants

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