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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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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. When I first saw the cover of the book, I assumed it was going to be some innocent summer romance, but no. Her troubles worsen when Daphne, a friend she’d been drinking with, is severely injured in a drunken car wreck.

A Summer Affair (Nantucket, book 1) by Elin Hilderbrand

Claire gave up creating anything after she got dehydrated and delivered her son 6 weeks prematurely. I assume he was there to remind Claire what she was before her marriage, and the affair. A summer read, perhaps, if you’re not too fed up with Claire halfway. Soon she finds herself in the arms of Lock, who offers relief from the monotony of her marriage and the demands of caring for four youngsters.

It’s hard to remember, now that I’ve actually read one novel and I’m in the midst of another, but I don’t think I expected the kind of character you want to shake. Claire is overwhelmed with raising her kids and running the household, feels guilty that her youngest son was born prematurely after she collapsed while while working in her glass blowing studio.

It was interesting though I just wish I knew what half the terms were and how it all worked. Many times I finish a book wanting more, 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.


Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Love to read it! As an artist, Claire knows that creating something of value and beauty requires sacrifice, love and a strong will.

To ask other readers questions about A Summer Affairplease sign up. Look at you–dismembering the crustaceans! View all 5 comments. Not his wife, not her husband.

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. I don’t know what I expected to find in an Elin Hilderbrand novel. I was having a hard time relating to the main character, Smumer, 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.

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. Did they continue with their lives? As the title makes it obvious, this a book about an affair. All hilderbfand worst choices evidently were in her past, and here she was still being pretty much the immature housewife.

Did she get back onto good terms with Claire? It seems her relationships don’t have proper closure; another example would be Matthew’s.

A Summer Affair

She carries her guilt with her everywhere and in everything she does. Claire and her friends shouldn’t have let Daphne Dixon get in her car, the night of her accident.

For anyone who thinks its not possible to love more than one person, it is Thank you for visiting my blog! A Novel Author s: But I love how this author writes characters with all their imperfections and all their emotions. I started off loving it, then disliked it because of what started to happen. How can this possibly be interesting for over pages? I don’t know if was me or the way it was written.


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Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Elij find you just want to shake her characters and tell them to stop, you idiot, before you lose everything.

Meanwhile, Claire is practically killing herself in her zeal to create the perfect work of blown glass for the gala auction. An accomplished glassblower, Claire Danner Crispin set aside her work to raise her children.

Lock and Claire just kind of agree to end the affair and Claire goes back to her husband, in effect saying, “Hmm. I can generally enjoy a book regardless of the likability of the characters – in fact, unlikable characters often make a book more interesting. I found myself caught up in the excitement of the new I really enjoyed this book a lot. If you’re not a robot, your comment will eventually show up and I will hilferbrand, with a few exceptions.

Here are two by Nantucket writers set on the island, where you can’t throw a lobster roll without hitting a Claire or a Clare.

Mar 21, IronyOnHighHeels rated it did not like it. And I still kinda wanna know what happened on Monday 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 affaor decisions.