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A Summer AffairClaire 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 agree 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 affairAnd 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 uality piece of stained glass Claire gave up creating anything after she got dehydrated and delivered her son 6 weeks prematurely Claire subseuently 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 even ridiculous is that the affair ends so mildly with NO conseuences 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

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A Summer Affair doc Á Hardcover read æ 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 sweetheartS to play the benefit and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire until she agrees to create a museum uality 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 an 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

Elin Hilderbrand Ø A Summer Affair doc

D 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 see I can generally enjoy a book regardless of the likability of the characters in fact unlikable characters often make a book interesting 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 andor personal grooming flaws I could see she was trying to show there's to 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