A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

August 1, 2008 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

So Claire Danner Crispin, the main character in this book, should have read When Good People Have Affairs because it would’ve helped her end this book about 100 pages earlier.

All kidding aside, I really enjoy novels by Elin Hilderbrand. And this was no exception. The first part of the book was told from Claire’s point of view and the second part moved around from Claire, to her best friend, her high school boyfriend, and the secretary of the foundation. That made it move quickly and interestingly.

Claire lives on Nantucket with her four children and husband. She is a glassblower, although she stopped working after an accident when she was pregnant. She is asked by Lock Dixon to chair the Summer Gala for the Nantucket’s Children Foundation and unable to say no (to anything really – her best friend jokes her cells don’t have membranes) , she agrees. And for the next year she grows close to Lock as they plan the gala. Lock convinces her to create a magnificant piece of glass for the auction. All of this time spent away from home adds tension to Claire’s marriage and to her relationship with her best friend (also her sister-in-law).

This is a good, quick read and realistically portrayed. I liked Claire and wanted her to be happy. And I think in the end she was.


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