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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (506 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: July 2006 ISBN: 9781415929599
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Since opening up their day spa, The Haven, the wonderful women of the Hot Flash Club have been busy indulging the beleaguered, nerve-frazzled throngs. Now, in Nancy Thayer’s hilarious new Hot Flash novel, it’s the friends’ turn to grab some soothing, and much-deserved R&R.

When a long-time Haven client asks the gals to housesit her Nantucket hideaway for the summer, they’re beyond thrilled; the cozy island enclave is the perfect place to shop, swim, chill, and plan Marilyn’s upcoming wedding to Ian, her Scottish fiancé. And Marilyn desperately needs the break, since Ian’s grown son has crashed at the couple’s place with no departure date in sight.

Soon after they arrive, the other hot flashers surrender to their own summer flings: Shirley entertains a steamy dalliance with a scruffy, sexy local fisherman 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; and even hardboiled Alice swoons with romantic adventure–or is it seasickness?

But this lovefest among the sand and ocean breezes is not without its consequences. Each woman must determine for herself what she is willing to give up in order to hold onto what she has found–and all of them fear that Shirley is on the brink of making a huge mistake, one that threatens their harmony and their business. But these concerns may be eclipsed by the mystery surrounding the disappearance of family heirlooms at the house where they are staying, and rumors that the place harbors spirits other than Grey Goose and Tanqueray.

Nancy Thayer continues her hugely successful Hot Flash series with this wickedly funny, delightfully bawdy tale. These irresistible women spring to life–along with their passions, their sorrows, their joys, and, most importantly, their friendship. So pack your bags and join these fabulous five for a season of fun, sun, love, sex, and estrogen therapy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Candice | 2/11/2014

    " Opening the book to a middle aged sex narration. Come on are we that pathetic? I moved on... Write something. Very shallow in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/30/2014

    " This was the 4th book in the "Hot Flash series" and once again I found myself laughing out loud. Unfortunately I believe this was the final book in this series. I would have loved to see it keep going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen Toland | 1/29/2014

    " The last book of this series. Sorry it had to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this book as much as all the other Hot Flash Club books. It was not hard to remember all the characters. It was like getting together with old friends. I hope Nancy keeps writting about these amazing ladies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tbears | 1/17/2014

    " Fun series especially for someone who's a member of hot flashes like me. This one dragged a little and sometimes it felt like the characters were losing soe interest with each other. Does this mean this is the last of the series? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cg G | 1/13/2014

    " basically a scooby doo episode. And disgusting middle age body functions. I probably should have read the original Hot Flash. Been amused and stopped there. Won't pursue this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/9/2014

    " This is the last of the four hot flash club books, and I hated to see it end. This one finds the gals spending parts of their summer on Nantucket. The stories of the five main characters are by no means wrapped us, so maybe Ms. Thayer has more in store for us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/4/2014

    " Made me want to go to Nantucket no matter what the season. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/22/2013

    " Ok, I know this seems ridiculous; but I picked the first one up in a bookstore one time, and I really enjoy the friendships these ladies have! cute read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/15/2013

    " I'm ready for the next adventure of the "hot flash girls"!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 12/10/2013

    " A summer read -- not too much to think about. Just an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celine | 12/2/2013

    " What can I say---does this date me?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charline | 11/28/2013

    " This will make you laugh so hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2013

    " Fun read about a group of over 60 friends. If you liked the Golden Girls television show you'll like this. It was fun to listen to on audiobook and it was one of those impulse (I saw it on the library shelves) check outs that I don't regret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/5/2013

    " slow to get into, but entertaining. Life does not end after 60! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/2/2013

    " 4th Book in the series which I am really enjoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 9/19/2013

    " I enjoyed the book very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisamarie | 9/11/2013

    " I think this is my favorite of Nancy Thayer's Hot Flash books. I hope there will be another so we can find out how things are going with these girls! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn/QuAppelle | 8/24/2013

    " I like any book set on Nantucket and that is why I read this. I love the mentions of the places with which I am familiar there. Good female bonding book in a new location. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 5/13/2013

    " I read the first one and loved it. This one was good, but for me it there was less happening and it took forever to get to a point, but I still really enjoyed it. I will be reading the next one as well :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doris | 5/1/2013

    " It is an easy read; would not read the set "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 4/8/2013

    " You know I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geri | 2/9/2013

    " This was just a fun book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deby | 1/12/2013

    " I was quite entertained by this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Anders | 10/22/2012

    " These are not the best well-written books, but fun nonetheless. This one takes the ladies to Nantucket for adventures. A quick summer read and fun for those women approaching 50+! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pam | 10/13/2012

    " Fluff for old ladies. I guess I am one, but didn't like the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phair | 2/29/2012

    " I've enjoyed this series from the start being of similar age and also having enjoyed some of Thayer's other books. Hope there will be more Hot Flash adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/29/2011

    " Another fun sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 10/4/2011

    " Another fun Hot Flash novel...five unlikely friends help one another through life's little obstacles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R.oloughlin | 9/27/2011

    " Cute book for us menopausal maniacs. Empowering and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi Kackley | 5/14/2011

    " Super funny and i love the new characters that have been brought in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/20/2011

    " I didn't think this one was as good as the first one I listened to, but the narrator is quite good! Definitely another funny one - great for the car! I listened to the CD but there wasn't an option on here for CD... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 4/19/2011

    " good continuation of these 5 characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 4/10/2011

    " You know I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/27/2011

    " I didn't think this one was as good as the first one I listened to, but the narrator is quite good! Definitely another funny one - great for the car! I listened to the CD but there wasn't an option on here for CD... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 3/20/2011

    " Set largely in Nantucket, this book continues the story of the five Hot Flash Club ladies. An enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doris | 2/10/2011

    " It is an easy read; would not read the set "

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

    " I'm ready for the next adventure of the "hot flash girls"!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 11/9/2010

    " I read the first one and loved it. This one was good, but for me it there was less happening and it took forever to get to a point, but I still really enjoyed it. I will be reading the next one as well :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen | 10/19/2010

    " The last book of this series. Sorry it had to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 8/22/2010

    " These are not the best well-written books, but fun nonetheless. This one takes the ladies to Nantucket for adventures. A quick summer read and fun for those women approaching 50+! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cg | 8/17/2010

    " basically a scooby doo episode. And disgusting middle age body functions. I probably should have read the original Hot Flash. Been amused and stopped there. Won't pursue this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/6/2010

    " I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I am going to miss all of the characters for they became close friends!!!
    The way the author related growing older was phenomenal~a great sense of humor, sentimental, and moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn/QuAppelle | 5/30/2010

    " I like any book set on Nantucket and that is why I read this. I love the mentions of the places with which I am familiar there. Good female bonding book in a new location. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/28/2010

    " good continuation of these 5 characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tricia | 1/6/2010

    " It was Ok.
    Entertaining, but it seemed liked it dragged on a bit.

    I loved that part of it was set on Nantucket. I SO want to go visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/30/2009

    " Ok, I know this seems ridiculous; but I picked the first one up in a bookstore one time, and I really enjoy the friendships these ladies have! cute read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 8/4/2009

    " Hillarious story of women in their 50's - 60's Start with The Hot Flash Club and read through the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 6/8/2009

    " A summer read -- not too much to think about. Just an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/13/2009

    " I enjoyed this book as much as all the other Hot Flash Club books. It was not hard to remember all the characters. It was like getting together with old friends. I hope Nancy keeps writting about these amazing ladies. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy ThayerNancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of Nantucket Sisters, A Nantucket Christmas, Island Girls, Summer Breeze, Heat Wave, Beachcombers, Summer House, Moon Shell Beach, and The Hot Flash Club. She lives in Nantucket.
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.