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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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 a huge benefit concert on Nantucket. Not that I wanted her to fail all the way around, but realistically, something needed to give way. I liked the writing style, I will try more from this author. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels.

You know summer’s on the way when the beachy jacket art starts showing up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And, she’s deceiving the people she loves. As the title makes it obvious, this a book about an 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.

Maybe, summwr were too human for a work of fiction where I expect them again, her to make the right choices easily.

This is my first book by Elin but I look forward to many more!

A Summer Affair

Hilderbrand keeps a lot of balls in the air, and if she pays too much attention to event-planning minutiae, there are still enough conflicts to keep readers entertained. Another thing I’d like to point out is the ending. Claire’s husband Jason is treated with no dignity, even by the author.


Doesn’t that bear look like it’s grinning? Jan 18, Kathleen rated it liked it. Nov 18, Marisa Bisaccia [book whisperer] rated it really liked it. Overall, this book was merely ‘okay’. Thanks for the review 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.

Books of the Week. Apr 10, Clare rated it did not like it Shelves: Nantucket glass artist Claire Danner Crispin has pieces in private collections and one in the Whitney, but is overwhelmed with the needs of her husband and four kids she gave up full-time glassblowing to take care of the family. Overall, I wouldn’t overly recommend this book.

As a lover of all things food, I also enjoyed Siobhan and her catering company.


There was a problem adding your email address. There were so many irritating characters in this book, not the least of them was the heroine. I don’t und Like everyone else, I couldn’t stand Claire. Refresh and try again. 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.

Whole Story Audiobooks Availability: Claire gave up creating anything after she got dehydrated and delivered her son 6 weeks prematurely. I’m an absolute fool for this kind of story and now have to ration my Hilderbrand reading lest I run out of her books before next summer rolls around.


Not that I wanted her to 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. Videos About This Book. It seems her relationships don’t have proper closure; another example would be Matthew’s.

These descriptions are vivid and serve as a metaphor for the challenges of the main character. My random polar bear would undoubtedly love you at least enough to give you a good splash if you met him. She’s acting like a whiny bitch, which she is. May 11, Joy rated it really liked it. 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.

Claire discovers that doing good and being bad are not mutually exclusive—and that nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Thanks for the review!

A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand | Kirkus Reviews

You’ve got to stop! Aug 22, Liz rated it did not like it Shelves: At first, the book seems to be about an affair that the main character Claire is having. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Summer Affair was a good enough read but not one of my favorites by this author.

Jun 21, Jess rated it really liked it Shelves: Posted by Bookfool at 7: