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Four siblings experience the drama intrigue and upheaval of the '60s summer when everything changed in Elin Hilderbrand's #1 New York Times bestselling historical novelWelcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century It's 1969 and for the Levin family the times they are a changing Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket But like so much else in Ame. People are people More than anything else it s the people Elin Hilderbrand brings to life among her pages that have me chomping at the bit for her annual June and now October releases And while many authors contribute to this genre space for me it is Hilderbrand s smart and often relatable approach to the beach read that has become synonymous with summer Her work eliciting an eager reader ready to jump on a ferry to Nantucket for a dose of scenery local eats and unparalleled people People who bare their hearts and truths as if we ve always been the closest of friends As if we re all local Nantucketers Last year Hilderbrand pulled off uite the feat with the delivery of her first suspense novel The Perfect Couple A book that not only proved to be one of her strongest yet but earned a coveted spot among my very favorites And this year continuing that trend of branching out Hilderbrand takes a stab at historical fiction transporting readers to Nantucket and Martha s Vineyard during the pivotal summer of 1969 A time that s near and dear to the author s family the very summer she and her twin brother said hello to the world providing the inspiration Summer of 69 brings readers into the lives of the LevinFoley family for what is poised to be a defining time Not only for the family but for the nation as a wholeThe story opens with a jarring prologue which sets the tone for the summer months ahead Tiger the only Levin son has been called to war and deployed to the front lines of Vietnam Tiger in an infantry uniform Blair the oldest sister in Brookline expecting her first child and Kirby the middle sister determined to experience life on Martha s Vineyard means thirteen year old Jessie the youngest sister is on her own Left to spend the summer with her distracted mother Kate and overbearing grandmother Exalta in the family s Nantucket summer home All s Fair Just about everyone is on the precipice of change as told through alternating chapters Kate and each of her three daughters take turns examining their views on life exposing their deepest secrets to the light of day and plucking the strings of the complicated dynamics of the relationships at their fingertips The culmination of their stories and life lessons hit home with the notion people are people This intriguing piece of fiction set amongst actual events the Vietnam War Nixon s tumultuous tenure Apollo 11 and the Chappauiddick incident surprisingly enough offered this 80 s born woman a bit of a history lesson And while I wouldn t say this reads as tried and true historical fiction it still has a very contemporary feel Hilderbrand is successful in turning back the hands of time while remaining true to her brand New and longtime fans are sure to enjoy this summer escape to Nantucket Thanks to Mitchell s Book Corner and Elin Hilderbrand for making it possible for me to add a personalized copy to my collection

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Summer of '69

And her worried mother while each of them hides a troubling secretAs the summer heats up Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappauiddick man flies to the moon and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country In her first historical novel rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as ueen of the summer novel. To say I ve been ecstatic to read Elin Hilderbrand s first historical fiction book is an understatement Last summer she wrote her first murder mystery and this summer she brings us Summer of 69 Expect the stories the Nantucket stories we ve known and loved from our beloved EH but this time with a historic backdrop The Levin family spends its summers on Nantucket and everyone looks forward to it They stay at their grandmother s stately historic home But this year things are different for the Levins Blair is pregnant and unable to travel Kirby is devoted to civil rights protests Tiger has been deployed to Vietnam Jessie the youngest at thirteen years old is staying with her grandmother who is behind the times but carrying secrets The summer is filled with those historic events we ve all heard about the lunar landing Chappauiddick and all the while Jessie is growing up too Yeah I gobbled this up What a summer story with plenty of depth and insight as I would expect from Hilderbrand This particular summer was rife with events and drama in the world and so it was for the Levins too I was both engrossed and enchanted with this story I can only imagine what EH will dream up for us next summer And in the interim I have her new winter series to keep me company late this fall Always and forever a fan I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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Rica nothing is the same Blair the oldest sister is marooned in Boston pregnant with twins and unable to travel Middle sister Kirby caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier recently deployed to Vietnam And thirteen year old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child marooned in the house with her out of touch grandmother. Evocative entrancing absorbingI have been meaning to read one of ELIN HILDERBRAND books for uite a while now and I am so glad that I finally followed through and read my very first book by her This is some fine storytelling here I totally loved the dynamics between the characters was full heartedly entranced by the setting enraptured by the premise and had a deep fondness for the whole story in general SUMMER OF 69 by ELIN HILDERBRAND is a nostalgic fun touching moving and breezy domestic tale that totally enchanted me I was immediately hooked and fully absorbed within this storyline Being born in 1966 I absolutely loved being transported back to a place in time and era that totally came alive for me It was extremely easy to visualize and experience place and time perfectly through the words expressed here Loved that ELIN HILDERBRAND delivers an intriguing vivid atmospheric beautifully written and retrospective tale here that has woven together some historical moments perfectly into an easy breezy summer read with heart I really loved the tone and flow of this novel It was like sitting down with a good friend on a relaxing summery day while they relayed to me their story Norma s StatsCover A feel good happy summery and lively cover that depicts this time period and storyline perfectlyTitle Intriguing appealing emotive relevant and a simply beautiful representation to storylineWritingProse Compulsively readable expressive prolific engaging and dramatic Plot Dynamic steadily paced fun captivating nostalgic heartfelt relevant and entertainingEnding A beautiful and heartfelt ending that left me feeling totally satiatedOverall I thought this was the perfect summer read and absolutely loved reading the authors note in the end where I found out where the inspiration behind the story came from That just brought in an extra feeling of respect meaning and warmth for the novel for me Would highly recommendThis review along with Brenda s can also be found on our blog


10 thoughts on “Summer of '69

  1. says:

    “People are people”More than anything else it’s the people Elin Hilderbrand brings to life among her pages that have me chomping at the

  2. says:

    4 full family drama sisterhood entertaining amazing journey to the end of sixties while listening Man on the moon and singing “those were the best days of my life” as like Bryan Adams sang starsYou don’t have to be Marty McFly

  3. says:

    Wow I just really loved this book I certainly didn't want it to end I rarely say that about a book as I am usually ready for it to wrap up but not this one I found myself completely immersed in their story and it felt so realThis is my first book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand and I was blown away I love her style of writing and I truly fe

  4. says:

    I think I have a like hate relationship with Elin Hilderbrand’s novelsTo put it bluntly I like Hilderbrand’s stories But I don’t like Hilderbrand’s writingA year ago I read her Winter Street series and found the entire experience to be similar to that of watching a B movie – not that great not totally satisfying but jus

  5. says:

    Evocative entrancing absorbingI have been meaning to read one of ELIN HILDERBRAND books for uite a while now and I am so glad that I finally followed through and read my very first book by her This is some fine storytelling here I totally loved the dynamics between the characters was full heartedly entranced by the setting enraptured by the premise and had a deep fondness for the whole story in general SUMMER OF ‘69 b

  6. says:

    I can't stand books that don't respect the reader If you have to explicitly state things or hint so strongly at something you're going to end up telling me about in five pages why bother? Every twist and turn in this novel is so pr

  7. says:

    Summer of ‘69 is my first book I read by Elin Hilderbrand and I have to say it was the perfect one to start with It’s already coming up to the end of summer and we haven’t had any summer weather and I really enjoyed being swe

  8. says:

    To say I’ve been ecstatic to read Elin Hilderbrand’s first historical fiction book is an understatement Last summer she wrote her first murder mystery and this summer she brings us Summer of ‘69 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Expect the stories the Nantucket stories we’ve known and loved from our belo

  9. says:

    There’s a lot going on in Summer of '69 The three sisters in the FoleyLevin family are each embroiled in their own worries The eldest sister is pregnant while her husband is emotionally unavailable and potentially unfaithful the middle sister is striking out on her own but running into trouble and the youngest is stuck in Nantuc

  10. says:

    Fun in the sun in the summer of '69 Let's see how many times I mention summer during this reviewThis was the embodiment of the feel good summer read without being sappy or melodramatic I've been waiting all year for its release and it was everything I imagined and The story centres on one family – the blended

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