A Summer Affair Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

A Summer Affair


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 0316032670

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A Summer Affair Excerpt :

She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation in this "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.

A Summer Affair Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

A Summer Affair


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748111909

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After the extreme heat of her Nantucket studio causes her to go into early labour and almost lose her youngest son, renowned artist Claire Danner Crispin now devotes her life to her four children, and her husband Jason. But when Lock Dixon asks Claire to help organise the annual Nantucket Gala, she is given a new sense of purpose. Asked partly in the hope that she can persuade her school sweetheart, now a world-famous rock star, to play at the event, Claire is tempted by the challenge. On the brink of a decision that could threaten her marriage, she is in danger of becoming closer to Lock than either of them had intended . . .

A Summer Affair Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

A Summer Affair


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0316443905

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A Summer Affair Excerpt :

She's the perfect wife and mother -- and he's the perfect temptation in this "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 committee 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. "Think you know where this is going? Think again. Hilderbrand is way too smart to give away the whole story in her title." --Elisabeth Egan, New York Times

A Summer Affair Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Summer Affair


  • Author : Susan Wiggs
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2016-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459294691

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Book 5 of the Calhoun Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. San Francisco, California, 1884 A gifted but troubled physician, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving practice from his Nob Hill mansion while raising his son after an unthinkable tragedy. Then one day a fugitive with a gunshot wound appears in Blue's surgery. Though she holds a pistol aimed at his heart, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he is drawn to her fragile beauty, her nerves of steel and the mystery surrounding her. Isabel Fish-Wooten spent most of her life on the run, but everything changes when she forces a stranger to save her life. Yet her rescue comes with an unexpected price. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she is touched by this remarkable man and yearns to reach out to him and his son. From danger-filled back alleys to glittering ballrooms, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound passion. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to discover a rare and special love, and the precious gift of a second chance at happiness. A historical romance.

Captains All Book

Captains All


  • Author : William Wymark Jacobs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4557715

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A Summer Love Affair Book

A Summer Love Affair


  • Author : Holly Chamberlin
  • Publisher : An Eliot's Corner, Maine Novel
  • Release Date : 2022-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496713605

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Petra Quirk returns to Maine to the small town of Eliot's Corner for the summer and discovers a diary that prompts a confession from her mother to her three daughters about a past affair and the truth about Petra's father.

28 Summers Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

28 Summers


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316420051

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A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying. Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.

Summerland Book
Score: 3.5
From 48 Ratings

Summerland


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316202473

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A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents - secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight.

The Perfect Couple Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Perfect Couple


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316375245

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From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love...if they don't kill us first. *New York Times bestseller* It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from The Castaways, Beautiful Day, and A Summer Affair, The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.

That Summer Affair Book

That Summer Affair


  • Author : Sarah Challis
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755376537

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A compelling and warm drama about human nature and village life. When Jodie Roberts goes missing from a sleepy Dorset village, the repercussions that reverberate through the small community are as far-reaching as they are devastating. Rachel begins to question her marriage for the first time after routine police enquiries reveal that her husband, Dave, lied about his whereabouts that evening. It seems that her loving family is about to be torn apart. For Henry, Rachel?s neighbour, Jodie?s disappearance is also deeply traumatic. Feelings of guilt, loneliness and grief are brought to the surface, and he struggles to cope with painful memories. Will she turn up safe and sound or will she be one of the unlucky ones? Those runaways who don?t turn up unscathed...

The Love Season Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Love Season


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Pachubi Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Welcome to The Love Season—a riveting story that takes place in one day and spans decades; a story that embraces the charming, pristine island of Nantucket, as well as Manhattan, Paris and Morocco. Elin Hilderbrand's most ambitious novel to date chronicles the famous couplings of real lives: love and friendship, food and wine, deception and betrayal—and forgiveness and healing. Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. This all changes with a phone call from Marguerite's goddaughter, Renata Knox. Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renata's mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier. And now that Renata is on Nantucket visiting the family of her new fiancé, she takes the opportunity, against her father's wishes, to contact Marguerite in hopes of learning the story of her mother's life—and death. But the events of the day spiral hopelessly out of control for both women, and nothing ends up as planned.

Barefoot Book
Score: 3
From 63 Ratings

Barefoot


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316007269

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Barefoot Excerpt :

From marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy, and illness—three women seek peace and comfort in Nantucket as they cope with life's challenges. Three women—burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues—tumble onto the Nantucket airport tarmac one hot June day. Vicki is trying to sort through the news that she has a serious illness. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in vitro attempts, is pregnant at last—but only after learning that her husband is having an affair. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket's calming air. But into the house, into their world, steps twenty-two-year-old Josh Flynn. ​ Barefoot weaves these four lives together in a story with enthralling sweep and scope—a novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer.

A Family Affair Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Family Affair


  • Author : Robyn Carr
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369700964

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Life’s biggest dilemmas can provide its sweetest rewards Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment and believes in "till death do us part." Now an empty nester, she’s at the peak of her career and ready to seize the opportunity to focus on her future. But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna’s carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth. For once, she doesn’t have the answers. Her kids are struggling with their grief, her mother’s health is in decline and Anna needs closure. Faced with one challenge after another, she finds support from an unexpected source. And as she puts her life back together, Anna realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they’ll always be family, and family is forever.

The Affair Book

The Affair


  • Author : Hilary Boyd
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-06-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405943918

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Escape to the sun-drenched shores of Lake Como in the irresistible and gripping new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park, The Anniversary and The Lie 'Held me spellbound . . . This novel is unmissable' 5***** Reader Review 'Magnificent! So refreshing, this left me on the edge of my seat' 5***** Reader Review 'The tension builds up to a heart-stopping crescendo' 5***** Reader Review _______ On the glamorous shores of Lake Como, Connie meets Jared. She's married. He's young. But that doesn't stop the heat rising between them. And so begins a long, hot, intoxicating summer where Connie succumbs to temptation - breaking her marriage vows. At the end of summer, Connie returns to her husband, ready to put the affair behind her. But Jared has other ideas . . . _______ Praise for Hilary Boyd 'Hilary Boyd nails family dynamics and misplaced loyalties with pin-sharp precision in an impressively well-written tale' Daily Express 'I was ripping through this book . . . addictive' Evening Standard 'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life' Daily Mail

Summer People Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Summer People


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429905473

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"Things get more twisted at every turn, with enough lies and betrayals to fuel a whole season of soap operas...readers will be hooked."—Publishers Weekly on Elin Hilderbrand's Summer People Every summer the Newton family retreats to their beloved home on Nantucket for three months of sunshine, cookouts, and bonfires on the beach. But this summer will not be like any other. When Arch Newton, a prominent New York attorney, dies in a plane crash on his way home from a business trip, his beautiful widow, Beth, can barely keep things together. Above all, though, she decides that she must continue the family tradition of going to Nantucket, and at the same time fulfill a promise that Arch made before he died. Beth invites Marcus, the son of Arch's final and most challenging client, to spend the summer with her and her teenage twins, Winnie and Garrett, who have mixed reactions to sharing their special summer place with this stranger. Always a place of peace before, Nantucket becomes the scene of roiling emotions and turbulent passions as Marcus, Winnie, and Garrett learn about loss, first love, and betrayal. And when they stumble upon a shocking secret from Beth's past, they must keep it from destroying the family they've been trying so hard to heal.