Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 1, 2007)
Available: Paperback, eBook
Since opening their spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now it’s the friends’ turn to grab some soothing and much-deserved R & R.
When a longtime Haven client asks the gals to house sit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they are beyond thrilled. The cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn’s upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiance. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, as Ian’s grown son has crashed at the couple’s place with no departure date in sight.
Soon after their arrival, the other Hot Flashers surrender to their own summer adventures. Shirley entertains a steamy dalliance with a scruffy, sexy local fishermen that could lead to something deeper. Faye finds her dream house, but restoring it could be a costly nightmare. Craft maven Polly is enthralled by the island’s bounty, from shell art to lightship baskets. Even hard-boiled Alice swoons with romance – or is it seasickness?
And yet this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences. Each woman must ultimately determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold on to what she has found. Even these concerns may be eclipsed by the mysterious disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where the Hot Flashers are staying. So pack your bags and join the fabulous five for a season of fun, sun, love, sex, and laughter!
Praise for The Hot Flash Club
“Frank and entertaining”
Janet Maslin, the New York Times
“Women of a certain age. . .will chortle knowingly at her all-too-vivid depiction of the multiple tolls that age takes on the female face, form, sex life, and self-worth. Thayer lays it all out with perverse relish – aches, pains, incontinence, hormone surges, sagging this and bulging that.”
The Boston Globe