- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316043885
- ISBN-13: 978-0316043885
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 418 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At the start of this steamy woman's novel from Hilderbrand (The Castaways), recently divorced Birdie Cousins is busy planning the September wedding of her older daughter, Chess, at the family house on Tuckernuck, a privately owned island near Nantucket. Birdie hopes to spend some quality time with Chess on Tuckernuck in July, but then Chess breaks her engagement to her consummate Ivy League golden boy fiancé, Michael Morgan. Michael fatally plunges off a Utah crag just when Birdie acquires her own new beau--a married man with a wife stricken with Alzheimer's. Birdie, Chess, and their support team--Birdie's computer-guru younger daughter, Tate, and Birdie's bohemian widowed sister, India--hare off to Tuckernuck. There hunky handyman Barrett Lee flutters hearts and dampens underwear in a breathless month of supercharged estrogenic imbalances. This never-never land portrait of the rich and randy will please those looking for a satisfying beach read.
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'so deliciously addictive that it will be the "It" beach book of the summer.' -- Kirkus Review '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 '[A] beautifully written, emotional novel' -- Sainsbury's magazine on A Summer Affair '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 on A Summer Affair 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' -- Heat on A SUMMER AFFAIR --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It was a tale of family and sisters and mothers and daughters and husbands and wives and of love and loss -- and death. I don't want to give away the story - you can get some of the storyline from other reviews, but suffice to say I enjoyed how the author wove in family past with current and hints to the future.
Each of the four main characters came together to the island home of the mothers' family and each of the four were facing serious life and relationship issues, and each has some resolution by the end. I loved it ... and am hopeful more of this will come. Perhaps a sequel??
Characters were well-developed, the house was amply described, the plot held some interesting twists. I immediately liked the Birdie character and identified with her homemaking skills. I was pleased by the outcome, although parts of the book are sad.
Definitely a beach read, but a good one.