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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Thayer Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hot Flash Club Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781415925942
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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. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming tale packed with fun, secrets, romance–and an ample dose of good cheer.

When the Hot Flash friends gather at the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they share steaming mugs of hot chocolate, a few laughs, and a vow to make this holiday one to remember. And it is–but not in the cheerful, ho-ho-ho way they expected. Instead, Christmas brings family conflicts, household accidents, plane delays–and that’s just the beginning.

After a hazardous holiday season, the women make resolutions that they intend to keep . . . in a perfect world. But life–and their friends and relatives–cause complications. Shirley lends financial support to her boyfriend’s schemes, which infuriates Alice, whose own son commits an act she’s not sure she can accept. Marilyn travels to Scotland and falls in love, but her octogenarian mother needs her at home. And when Polly and Faye find themselves pitted against each other by a younger woman, an they overcome this clash to make a new, entrepreneurial dream come true? Then real disaster strikes, bringing new challenges and surprising revelations. 

Just as every month of the year throws new problems at us all, so too does the end of the year give us the chance to reunite and put these problems 
into their proper perspective. And when the Hot Flash Five get together for the holidays, we should expect nothing less than the unexpected.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 2/20/2014

    " I loved it, what a fun bunch "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myrn | 2/11/2014

    " This is the first Hot Flash book I read and it was enjoyable. I laughed out loud a few times. Good writing and fun characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andijkl | 2/8/2014

    " She write a good story that adds to the series she created. It takes you thru the holidays and teachs you more about the characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri Hewko | 2/3/2014

    " A fun, sassy book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tbears | 1/24/2014

    " Great cast of characters...fun series! Liked Thayer's concept of using the different holidays in her third book of this series. Looking forward to reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/21/2014

    " need to read for Dec book club. should be interesting!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/18/2014

    " Fun holiday read. Cute story about a group of women. I hope my friends and I are still as close they are in 20 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'Chele | 1/13/2014

    " This was a fun, sassy book. While the hot flash club ladies go through trials and tribulations, they do it with a sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 1/12/2014

    " I enjoyed revisiting the original members of the Hot Flash Club. These are aging, warm, funny and wise women. Makes you want to be a part of their club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darielle | 1/10/2014

    " The third of the series - still a cute story. Looking forward to reading the final of the four! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 12/22/2013

    " Great series! Love to borrow digital books on my Nook! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Collins | 11/28/2013

    " "Funny - will keep you laughing!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seriousbookworm | 11/22/2013

    " I have been reading the Hot Flash Club books and really enjoying them with the exception of this one. Too contrived and boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/20/2013

    " Fun again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 10/10/2013

    " This is my first read in this series. I enjoyed it! I could relate to so many facets of all the characters. Now to get the first of the series. Fun read for the holiday season. Enjoyed the reader Carrington MacDuffie's ability to do a wide range character voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phair | 2/11/2013

    " You really need to start from the first book to know who's who & what's what with the Hot Flash Club. It was not the best of the bunch but still fun with some good observations on life, the universe & everything from the perspective of women of a certain age. Wish I had a group of friends like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 12/2/2012

    " I read this while on vacation, I have enjoyed all the books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 11/25/2012

    " I like the author and series, going to read more by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 8/29/2012

    " #3 in series I read this after reading #4, We need more books in the series!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 6/10/2012

    " HILARIOUS! Great job by the narrator, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 4/4/2012

    " Another romp, more laughs than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 2/10/2012

    " Great for light reading. A different format from the earlier two books. Maybe a little formulaic and really, who rips all of their clothes off when enduring a hot flash? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz La V | 1/29/2012

    " I was extremely dissapointed! I loved all of her books in the HFC series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby halliburton | 12/20/2011

    " Read in one day. Terrific "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Virginia | 11/3/2011

    " First in the series was great, this just didn't add anything, rather reread the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 8/6/2011

    " pretty flat stock characters, but it was cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen Toland | 5/2/2011

    " This one has been my favorite of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn/QuAppelle | 2/26/2011

    " Okay, I think I have had enough of these ladies. Not that I do not like them, but too much of a good thing is still too much. This was entertaining and each chapter was a different holiday during a one-year period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Wilson | 1/15/2011

    " Is it possible for one author to write five books and keep them fresh. This series is amusing but not inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2011

    " Fun holiday read. Cute story about a group of women. I hope my friends and I are still as close they are in 20 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/5/2011

    " I loved it, what a fun bunch "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/27/2010

    " HILARIOUS! Great job by the narrator, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myrn | 12/25/2010

    " This is the first Hot Flash book I read and it was enjoyable. I laughed out loud a few times. Good writing and fun characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 12/12/2010

    " A year in the life of five diverse female friends who's only common denominator seems to be their age. If there are problems, the Hot Flash ladies have them...you can only read to find out if the issues are resolved...or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen | 11/4/2010

    " This one has been my favorite of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/1/2010

    " Great book. Interesting Character that you could relate to and a great pace of events. Highly recommended to women of that certain age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 9/8/2010

    " I was extremely dissapointed! I loved all of her books in the HFC series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/3/2010

    " Is it possible for one author to write five books and keep them fresh. This series is amusing but not inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn/QuAppelle | 5/7/2010

    " Okay, I think I have had enough of these ladies. Not that I do not like them, but too much of a good thing is still too much. This was entertaining and each chapter was a different holiday during a one-year period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/30/2010

    " good book. I was hoping she would continue with some of the other new characters from the last book. Still very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 11/28/2009

    " This is my first read in this series. I enjoyed it! I could relate to so many facets of all the characters. Now to get the first of the series. Fun read for the holiday season. Enjoyed the reader Carrington MacDuffie's ability to do a wide range character voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 11/10/2008

    " need to read for Dec book club. should be interesting!! :) "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer is the bestselling author of The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, and Between Husbands and Friends. She lives on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.