A Summer Affair   by Elin Hilderbrand

By Elin Hilderbrand

Claire Danner Crispin, mom of 4 little ones and nationally well known glassblower, bites off greater than she will be able to bite whilst she concurs to co-chair the Nantucket's teenagers summer season Gala.

Claire is requested to chair the convenience, partially, simply because she is the previous highschool sweetheart of rock celebrity Max West. Max consents to play the gala and it appears like tender crusing for Claire-until she can provide a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the public sale, deals her ally the catering activity, is going nose-to-nose along with her new york 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 to care for loves prior and current, kin, company, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's distinctive realizing of the thrill and longings that animate women's lives will make this her most modern summer season bestseller.

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I’m so glad you agreed to cochair,” Lock said. ” Claire blushed again and sipped her wine. ” Lock was sitting on the edge of his desk. He was wearing khaki pants, loafers without socks, a leather belt with a silver monogrammed belt buckle. His tie was loose and the top two buttons of his shirt were undone. Claire found him newly fascinating—but why? She knew nothing about him, other than that he was a rich man. That was interesting. Or rather, it was interesting that he had taken this job (which Claire, as a member of the board of directors, knew meant that he made $82,000 a year) even though he was so rich he never had to work again.

Lock worked with the light of one desk lamp and the blue glow of his computer. Half a sandwich—turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce—sat on white butcher paper on his desk blotter, which meant it was eight o’clock and he had yet to make it home. Claire’s mind flickered to Daphne. If Lock spent every night at the office, did Daphne make dinner for herself? Did she read magazines, take baths, watch TV? Daphne was never quite right in public after her accident, but what about in private? Was she better or worse?

But would he remember? Claire was sure he would not remember. She was not memorable; she was frequently mistaken for every other redhead on Nantucket. ” “Oh,” he said. His voice was husky, as if he hadn’t used it for days. He looked older to her, balder and heavier. ” “I’m Claire Danner,” she said. ” “Yes,” he said. ” He didn’t smile or say anything further, and Claire realized that this was what she had been afraid of. It hadn’t been Daphne at all, but Lock. He knew about the margarita and the other ways that Claire had failed his wife, and he blamed her.

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