A Summer Affair
By Elin Hilderbrand
Perfect beach read for fans of Anita Shreve and Jodi Picoult, from an exciting, internationally bestselling author
Marriage can be as fragile as glass - it looks solid, but sometimes the slightest thing can break it...
Glass-sculptor Claire understands the fragility of things more than anyone. One year ago she overheated in her studio and fainted, causing the premature birth of her son. Since then, she's given up work, and devoted herself to her husband and children.
But then Lock Dixon begs her to provide a glass sculpture for a charity gala night. Claire knows that her family should come first, but overwhelmed by the guilt she feels about his wife's horrific accident, and unable to ignore the chemistry building between herself and Lock, she just can't say no.
Her decision will call her marriage, her friendships and all her loves - past and present -into question. And as her emotions are pushed to the limit, Claire will be left wondering if her life can ever be pieced back together?
Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. She lives with her husband and their three children on Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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23 Jul 2009
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'[A] beautifully written, emotional novel' — Sainsbury's magazine
'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' — Booklist
'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' — Candis on Barefoot
A fun read — Star on Barefoot
'Touching and uplifting' — U Magazine on Barefoot