A Summer Affair   by Elin Hilderbrand

By Elin Hilderbrand

Claire Danner Crispin, mom of 4 childrens and nationally well known glassblower, bites off greater than she will bite while she consents to co-chair the Nantucket's young ones summer time Gala.

Claire is requested to chair the ease, partially, simply because she is the previous highschool sweetheart of rock famous person Max West. Max has the same opinion to play the gala and it feels like delicate crusing for Claire-until she grants a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the public sale, deals her ally the catering task, is going nose-to-nose along with her long island socialite co-chair, and starts a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's govt Director, Lockhart Dixon.

Hearts holiday and feelings are driven to the restrict during this riveting tale of 1 woman's try and care for loves prior and current, kinfolk, enterprise, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's distinctive figuring out of the thrill and longings that animate women's lives will make this her most modern summer season bestseller.

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There’s something I’d like to talk with you about,” he’d said. ” Claire was taken completely by surprise. When she’d seen his name on the caller ID, she’d nearly let it go to voice mail. “Yes. Yes, I am. ” It was something to do with the charity, she decided. Since selling his company in Boston and moving to Nantucket year-round, Lock Dixon had graciously agreed to serve as the executive director of Nantucket’s Children, the island’s biggest nonprofit organization. “Graciously,” because Lock Dixon was so wealthy he never had to work again.

Claire asked. “In town. At that shop . ” “You bought it . . ” “For myself, yes. For the office. We kept flowers in it for a few weeks, but I prefer it empty. ” “Oh,” Claire said. ” Now Claire was suspicious. ” “We’re friends with the Klaussens,” he said. ” “Ah,” Claire said. “And I read GlassArt, so I’ve seen your pieces in there. ” “The one piece,” Claire said. ” “And the vases at the museum in Shelburne,” Lock said. ” “Wow,” Claire said. Her face bloomed hot and red; two posies would be appearing on her cheeks.

But no matter—Claire blamed herself, as she had blamed herself for Daphne’s accident. Her blood type was the rare AB positive: the universal acceptor. And that was all too fitting. Give her the blame, the shame, all of it: she had no boundaries, she would take it on. She agreed to stop working; she gave the Klaussen commission to a glass studio in Brooklyn to finish. Zack captured Jason’s heart—and Claire’s heart, too—because they came so close to losing him. Even now, seven months later, Claire woke up in the middle of the night, worrying about the lasting effects of her fall.

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