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By Nancy Thayer

The superb girls from The sizzling Flash Club are again in most sensible shape, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived via their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, attractive, and heartwarming novel. The scorching Flash Club Strikes Again additionally introduces 4 new girls, prepared for massages and seaweed wraps, every one suffering to reconcile her mystery desires, greatest fears, and inner most emotions as topsy-turvy occasions shake up her life.

After eighteen years of attempting to make peace along with her husband’s cold-as-ice mom, Polly vows to be the suitable partner's mother: loving, accepting, and decided to maintain her mouth close. Then her son marries Amy, a Birkenstocked gal whose natural farm and kin ooze a slightly creepy serenity. Ever the optimist, Polly places her top foot ahead . . . so why does it prove in her mouth?

A shy and extraordinary professor-to-be, Beth has lived a sheltered lifestyles. Then she meets Sonny, a rugged, horny wood worker who sweeps her off her toes. the matter? Beth would possibly not live on his loud, affectionate, athletic family–especially while the very attractive and earthy girl every body sought after Sonny to marry continues to be putting round the kinfolk dinner table.

Heiress to 1 of recent England’s oldest paper businesses, Carolyn is the motive force at the back of the logo. Now, at thirty-seven, the workaholic government is eventually pregnant along with her first baby, and hypertension is forcing her to do anything absolutely alien: relax. yet how can she permit down her protect whilst her seventy-something father has long past and eloped with a tender financial institution clerk named Heather, whose relatively undeniable seems to be and unassuming nature nonetheless be ready to fill Carolyn with suspicion.

A free-spirited photographer, Julia has married a guy she loves, yet he’s come jam-packed with luggage. Tim is a widower with a tender daughter, and Julia has bravely stepped as much as the plate, doing her top to supply maternal help. yet as though being pinned down by means of the child’s a bit of manipulative methods and (dare Julia say it) spoiled habit wasn’t adequate, there’s Tim’s ex-mother-in-law, whose meddling is getting nastier via the week.

For Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia, the time has come to face up for what matters–for their passions, their hearts, and themselves. As they maneuver via relatives drama and include unforeseen switch, they arrive to discover that existence is way more uncomplicated (and much more enjoyable) while you’ve obtained acquaintances, wine, and chocolate alongside for the ride.

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Claudia became her earrings in silence. ok, Polly notion. a bit problem for her talents of interpretation. “Elimination. Um—are you constipated, might be? ” while Claudia didn’t balk, indignant, Polly ventured extra. “I take into account Dr. Monroe pointed out that one of many attainable results of your disorder could be constipation. If that’s turning into an issue, there are various recommendations. Laxatives by means of mouth, and suppositories. ” Claudia sniffed. “I consider I’d higher mobile Dr. Monroe to invite what he recommends. ” She shook her head. “I’m definite he’ll be joyful to work out the tip of me. ” “Are you creating a pun? ” Claudia regarded startled. Then she allowed Polly the slightest sliver of a grin. —————————— Thursday afternoon, the relations went to go to Heather’s brother, Harry. Aubrey drove Heather in his Jaguar, whereas Carolyn and Hank went jointly in Carolyn’s Mercedes, simply because in a while Aubrey was once taking Heather out procuring whereas Carolyn used to be going again to paintings on the paper corporation, shedding Hank at domestic at the method. A clean hindrance with the revenues reps for Sperry’s had taken all of Carolyn’s recognition over the last twenty-four hours, lots in order that now, as Hank drove into Arlington, Carolyn lay again within the passenger seat, attempting to nonetheless the busy voices in her head and capture a snooze, or a minimum of a moment’s peace. “We’re here,” Hank acknowledged. Carolyn opened her eyes. the road used to be friendly, rows of double- and triple-decker houses tucked in the back of lined porches, the small yards delineated by way of mature bushes and trees. The yellow clapboard condominium wanted a clean coat of paint, and the backyard was once brown and mucky from melted snow, however the apartment appeared sound. Hank came over to open the automobile door for Carolyn, then took her arm as they made their far more than the soggy grass to front door the place Heather and Aubrey waited. an important male with a pockmarked face, black ponytail, and forearms like Popeye’s yanked the door again. “Yeah? ” sooner than they can communicate, he grinned. One gold teeth glittered one of the grey. “Oh. Yeah. Youse has to be Harry’s sister an’ all. Come on in. ” As they crowded inside of, Carolyn despatched silent apologies to her child for the noxious air she’d be sending her approach, for the room smelled of nicotine, beer, and men desperately wanting baths. This used to be the home Heather and Harry had grown up in, and the décor mirrored her mom and dad’ flavor, overlaid with Harry’s add-ons of girlie magazines, beaten beer cans, filthy ashtrays, and unapologetic stacks of movies approximately Scandinavian stewardesses and sexy kids. front room had bronze partitions and a gold shag carpet. A thirty-six-inch tv loomed in a single nook. A gold and avocado plush couch confronted the television, and subsequent to it, in a wheelchair, sat a guy, glowering at them as though he have been the enormous and so they have been a collective Jack, having simply climbed up the beanstalk. “Hello, Harry! ” Heather kissed the pinnacle of her brother’s head and gave his shoulders a bit hug. “How are you feeling, sweetie? ” “Been better,” he growled. In denims and a black T-shirt with a Metallica emblem, his shaggy, darkish hair curling down into an unkempt beard, Harry exuded the impolite energy of a buffalo.

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