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Looking for More Great Reads? Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Read it Forward Read it first. Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. Faye, whose children live in San Francisco and ignore her, is having an affair with Aubrey. But Aubrey's daughter wants him to get together with another of the five, Polly, who is having an affair with Hugh, who keeps helping his needy ex-wife. Alice, on the other hand, doesn't really like her son's white wife, Jennifer--until she gets pregnant.
Shirley has a lover, but he is writing a novel, which she is funding, which, if published, will destroy The Haven, the spa she herself runs and where the Hot Flash Club meets --but of course she is unaware of the content.
And Marilyn has never had much of a love life and takes care of her darling mother Ruth, master of malapropisms, until she meets her perfect partner on a trip to Scotland, but he teaches there and she in the U. Doesn't sound like much, but it is hilarious. I laughed out loud many time reading it. I also choked up seeing scenes about myself. Saving things for children who have different modern tastes and don't value or want them.
Trying to please vegan daughters-in-law, who eat awful food and demand everyone else especially grandchildren do so too.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Hot Flash buddies Faye, Alice, Marilyn, Shirley and newcomer Polly beat the postmenopausal blues by chattering. The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the.
Loving grandchildren but scaring them as you hobble along. But in spite of these unpleasant, but very real, events, the story is basically extremely humorous. It provides a completely realistic look at the life of an over 50 woman, but told by a narrator that is sympathetic to her characters and has a marvelous sense of humor.
I loved the book and highly recommend it--but I also realize the audience is fairly limited. Many people could not identify with the story. But for those of us who do--excellent. I won this book from goodreads and hadn't read the previous two books.
But, even though I had not read the books that came before this one I didn't feel lost or like I was missing much of the story. It is a very well written book. I loved the humor in it and the close friendships the women in this book have. I liked how this book revolved around their holiday ups and downs because the holidays are always crazy. I really enjoyed reading this book and am glad I got a copy from goodreads. I love these women and even envy them.
I love truthfulness about adult children. It channelled deal with mine. I recommend this to everyone over sixty We are a somewhat silly bunch, also uplifting. I will look for this group again. Nancy writes with such hope and color. Dec 22, Lynn C. These group of ladies would be good on the screen, Nancy!
Dec 12, Beth rated it it was ok. This book offered nothing intriguing to capture my attention.
I struggled to finish it despite it being short. Jan 06, Patricia rated it really liked it. This is a fun book that has as the key characters older females something that I appreciate having joined this 'club'. Oct 18, LaRhonda rated it liked it Shelves: This one was better then the 2nd one. The original hot flashers are more interesting. This was an enjoyable book. Dec 20, Karen Radosevich rated it it was amazing. They are so true!!! Jan 06, Amanda rated it it was ok. The story wasn't actually horrible, but I couldn't stand constantly skipping character perspectives.
This has been my least favorite of this series and maybe her books thus far: Loves lost and found, Faye picked up her painting again and got a contract as well as acceptance by her "m Personal Note: She accepts her DIL and becomes a big fan. Faye tries to surprise Hugh and is at his house waiting for him to come home from his kids and xwife XMAS dinner. Only to find out he has brought home a young lady. A Novel Audio CD by Nancy Thayer At first I didn't feel like I had anything in common with these women except age group; they have constant hot flashes and whine about bodies changing, or breaking down.
It's like reading a caricature of aging women, everyone is so stereotyped. AS I got further into the book, there were definitely some laugh out loud moments that any maturing woman can relate to. I wonder if Thayer's portrayal of women as they age is a caricature or how she Hot Flash Holidays: I wonder if Thayer's portrayal of women as they age is a caricature or how she really sees older women. There were some funny moments and parts where you'll yell 'What an idiot!
Thayer's writing is definitely 8th grade level but 3 or 4 times in the book she throws in a "big" word like 'stultifying' and the contrast is so jarring that you are distracted from the story itself for a few minutes. The reader, Carrington McDuffie, is a really enjoyable narrator. Nancy Thayer is a hit-or-miss author for me. This book I liked, the next drove me crazy.
Aug 15, Angela rated it did not like it Shelves: My book club thought this would be entertaining around the holidays. It was a silly book, and we should have saved our money for Christmas presents instead of spending it on this drivel. Some would call this "heartwarming", "endearing", or a "light, humorous, read" and "not too meaningful," "not too earthshattering", and "not too heavy. Well, I'm sorry, but that's My book club thought this would be entertaining around the holidays. Well, I'm sorry, but that's not much of an endorsement!
The book is lighter than helium and has a frankly weird view of relationships. I hope no one ever tries to model their vision of the holidays, relationships, or aging based on anything found in this book! Jan 30, Linda rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book is almost as funny as Stephanie Plum. I am not sure if anyone of any age would appreciate it but if you are younger you might see your mom in these books. It is a book about girl friends who are all in their late 50's to early 60's.
Some married, some involved and some alone. One has her mother living with her - She is as funny as Stephanie's grandma, but only in the things she says. They love each other and would do anything for each other. They get together like all of us wish we coul This book is almost as funny as Stephanie Plum. They get together like all of us wish we could do with our friends. I cant wait to read the next book.
The originals are back, but not for long. From the Hardcover edition. When the Hot Flash friends gather at the The intrepid women of The Hot Flash Club are back for the holidays, soothing jingled nerves and stressed shoppers in their exclusive spa and celebrating the joys of the season. Feb 25, Sherri rated it it was amazing. Dec 12, Beth rated it it was ok. Reading these because a friend took the trouble to recommend them AND mail them all to me.
I am trying to read them in order but not sure that I have all of them yet. Dec 06, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: It's kind of a crazy book but oh well I loved something year old Ruth's malapropisms and corny jokes which reminded me of all the goofy jokes that my husband is always telling his harriers My husband always had a slew of wonderful jokes.
His students loved him. An easy holiday read. Dec 15, Becky rated it liked it. I know I'm not really the appropriate audience for this tale, but I did find it a quick, charming holiday read. I wanted a Christmas-themed story, and not many were left on the library shelves last week, and this one looked fun.
It is pure chick lit, geared towards something women, but I still did appreciate the predicaments each of the characters found herself in some of which were laugh-out-loud hysterical and how they stuck together as friends through it all. Aug 23, Cindy rated it did not like it.