Book Review: A Summer Affair

by Elin Hilderbrand

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.

I have read Elin Hilderbrand's work before so while I was at Hasting's one day, I figured I would pick up a used book of her's. Her writing is great and I love the way she blends multiple characters together and intertwines their stories but this book was a tale of adultery and I just couldn't really jump on the story line. Of course, I had to finish it until the end and I was happy with the way things turned out, but sometimes the main character got under my skin.
I definitely want to read some more of Hilderbrand's books, but I will make sure I don't read any books with cheating in them. It is just a personal thing of mine to stay away from that because it is not something I take lightly at all.
That being said, I did really enjoy the book. I great summer, beach read... I wasn't on the beach but it would've been nice if I would have!!

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