Hot Flash Club

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

The Hot Flash Club Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty coming-of-age novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives.

Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets - all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now, as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other...and themselves.

Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she's struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she's got a tricky problem to bring to the club's table: How can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter, Laura?

Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belies her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club.

Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she's almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results.

Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back, and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she's about to discover something extraordinary: contentment.

For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it - be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date - and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over...and never, ever give up what matters most.

©2003 Nancy Thayer (P)2017 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Hot Flash Club

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets - all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now, as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other...and themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Anonymous User on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    When four women meet in a hot tub at a spa, they realize they share a common problem: toxic relatives. Polly, 60, has to nurse a haughty, ailing mother-in-law. Beth's fiance's two-faced mother is plotting to sabotage their wedding plans. Julia, 30, has a sweet, traumatized little stepdaughter whose terror of a grandmother is undermining her best efforts. Carolyn, 37, suspects her wealthy father's new wife hides a scheming mind beneath her saccharine smile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Female and over 50?... this is a MUST listen.

    • By Beth Harris on 03-22-11

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • Hot Flash Holidays

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed immensely

    • By Katheryn on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 4

    • The Hot Flash Club Chills Out

    • By: Nancy Thayer
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, light, and I can identify!!

    • By PSprout on 08-16-06

    Regular price: $31.93