A summer affair: a novel
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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 the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. 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-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon. Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller.
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|Full title||summer affair|
|Last Update||2018-05-24 13:59:53PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-24 14:00:54PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||East - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
She's the perfect wife and mother—and he's the perfect temptation.
"A perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal." —Kirkus Reviews
Claire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all—and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything.
But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire—often over a bottle of wine—and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control.
A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.
|isbn||9780316018609, 9780316018616, 9780316143042, 9780316371575|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|subject_facet||Fund raising -- Fiction, Love stories, American, Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction, Parties -- Fiction, Single mothers -- Fiction, Women glassworkers -- Fiction|
|title_display||A summer affair : a novel|
|title_full||A Summer Affair A Novel, A summer affair : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand|
|title_short||A summer affair :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Fund raising, Literature, Love stories, American, Parties, Romance, Single mothers, Women glassworkers|