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Description

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.

©2008 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2008 Hachette Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"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)

"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)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de A Summer Affair

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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an entertaining listen

An entertaining listen, well suited to an audio book.
Engaging story line and well developed characters and community.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Monika Brohamer
  • 2008-08-19

a long winded affair

This book would have been much better if it were half as long. It was an okay story and the narrator was good, but it seemed to drag on and on. That may have been due to the author's habit of using repeating phrases throughout the story. Overall, just an average listen.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Leah
  • 2014-05-25

Why not to have an affair! Summer or not!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only of they were looking for a light read or if deciding whether an affair would be a good idea!

What other book might you compare A Summer Affair to and why?

I can't think of another book to compare it with at this time.

What about Isabel Keating’s performance did you like?

She played her character role very well. In a lot of respects I did not like her but if I could peel her layers of snobbishness away I think there was a good person underneath.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No only because I don't have the time.

Any additional comments?

I found it not one of Elin Hilderbrand's best books. I have almost everyone now so I would put this on the lower end. It it about A Summer Affair and by the time it came to a close it was more about why not to have one. There were sad parts for me; friendships were lost; people were hurt; it became a vicious cycle. I did like the Galla Event and it's purpose. That kept my attention better than the affairs. Again I am not saying it was a bad book but the affairs were too drawn out.

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  • Jeremy Ackerman
  • 2020-10-09

Excellent character development

Characters were developed in an excellent fashion by the author. Story had several plots which kept the readers interest throughout

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Melinda
  • 2011-03-22

disappointed in story line

The lead character's name in the description is wrong! Get it right. It's not Sheila Crispin Cook; it's Claire Danner Crispin. When reading the description, I didn't see that Claire has an affair. My mistake. Therefore, I was very disappointed, as I believe in fidelity. SPOILER ALERT (so quit reading if you don't want to know) - There were no repercussions, other than her guilt. Sadly, that mirrors real life sometimes. Narrator was great!

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Rebecca
  • 2010-09-07

a summer drag

Tediously long with unlikable characters of weak dispositions, poorly written, repetitious sentences altogether unenjoyable and the first audio book of over one hundred I have listened to that I failed to finish due to boredom.

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  • Len Simonis
  • 2018-07-14

Not entertaining - made me upset

I was irritated with the characters actions - it made me feel angry.

Not my cup of tea ☹️

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  • Marti T.
  • 2015-12-31

I loved all her other books I was very disappointe

I loved all her other books I was very disappointed. it seemed very predictable and had no suprises. I am sad a spent a credit.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • F. Tague
  • 2022-05-20

Good

Good Story, but way way too wordy! Could have been done in 1/4 of the time. Good narrator!

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  • kelly Gannon
  • 2022-05-13

Roller coaster of a book

The beginning was a slow go but then it got into some twist and turns and the storyline sped up. At sone points, the book left me wanting more but I stayed faithful to the end and was glad I did! There were a few storyline ideas still left undone so that was a small let down but overall the book was a good ride!

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  • Jeff Gonzalez
  • 2022-04-26

Great

So good, didn’t want it to end. Elon draws me into her books. I can just picture each character. Loved this story