By Elin Hilderbrand
Claire Danner Crispin, mom of 4 youngsters and nationally popular glassblower, bites off greater than she will be able to chunk whilst she consents to co-chair the Nantucket's young children summer season Gala.
Claire is requested to chair the convenience, partially, simply because she is the previous highschool sweetheart of rock big name Max West. Max has the same opinion to play the gala and it seems like gentle crusing for Claire-until she grants a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the public sale, bargains her ally the catering task, is going nose-to-nose along with her big apple socialite co-chair, and starts off a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's government 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, kin, company, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's certain realizing of the fun and longings that animate women's lives will make this her most modern summer season bestseller.
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Did she know her name? Did she know Lock and Heather? Yes. But she didn’t remember anything about the night out, and when Lock told her who she’d been out with—Julie Jackson, Claire Danner Crispin, Siobhan Crispin—Daphne shook her head. I don’t know those people. The memory came back, eventually, but certain things were rattled out of place. She wasn’t the same; she wasn’t right. There was some irreparable damage that had no name. The guilt stayed with Claire. She was the one who had invited Daphne to come out in the first place.
Copyright © 2008 by Elin Hilderbrand All rights reserved. S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. com First eBook Edition: July 2008 The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons,living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. ISBN: 978-0-316-03267-4 Contents Prologue: The Invisible Thread That Binds Her To Him PART ONE CHAPTER ONE: He Asks Her CHAPTER TWO: He Haunts Her CHAPTER THREE: He Asks Her (Again) CHAPTER FOUR: He Surprises Her CHAPTER FIVE: She Surprises Herself PART TWO CHAPTER SIX: He Loves Her CHAPTER SEVEN: He Leaves Her CHAPTER EIGHT: She Tells Her CHAPTER NINE: She Blows It CHAPTER TEN: He Blows It CHAPTER ELEVEN: She Hides It Away CHAPTER TWELVE: She Knocks It Down Acknowledgments About The Author ALSO BY ELIN HILDERBRAND The Beach Club Nantucket Nights Summer People The Blue Bistro The Love Season Barefoot For the brightest star in my sky.
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. His eyes accused her. “I’m sorry,” Claire said. There was a funny smell coming from the basket—the clams gone bad, the chicken salad rancid. Claire was mortified. She should say something else—I hope Daphne feels better. Please give her my best. But no, she couldn’t. She turned, fled for her car. PART ONE CHAPTER ONE He Asks Her Early Fall 2007 Claire Danner Crispin had never been so nervous about a lunch date in all her life.
A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand